Chloe Angyal

Chloe Angyal is a journalist and scholar of popular culture from Sydney, Australia. She joined the Feministing team in 2009. Her writing about politics and popular culture has been published in The Atlantic, The Guardian, New York magazine, Reuters, The LA Times and many other outlets in the US, Australia, UK, and France. She makes regular appearances on radio and television in the US and Australia. She has an AB in Sociology from Princeton University and a PhD in Arts and Media from the University of New South Wales. Her academic work focuses on Hollywood romantic comedies; her doctoral thesis was about how the genre depicts gender, sex, and power, and grew out of a series she wrote for Feministing, the Feministing Rom Com Review. Chloe is a Senior Facilitator at The OpEd Project and a Senior Advisor to The Harry Potter Alliance. You can read more of her writing at chloesangyal.com

Posts Written by Chloe

protest against campus sexual assault

In new study, 1 in 3 college women had experienced sexual assault by sophomore year

A new study published in The Journal of Adolescent Health confirms that about 1 in 5 college women experience rape or attempted rape on campus. Professor Kate Carey of Brown University’s School of Public Health surveyed 483 women at a university in upstate New York, and just over 18 percent of them said they had been raped, or had had an attempt at rape perpetrated against them, in their first year at college. 

clintons1970s

Hillary Rodham, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and the “choices” women make

Everyone seems to agree that it’s way too early to be talking and writing and pontificating and prognosticating about the 2016 election, and everyone also seems to be unable to stop themselves. Unsurprisingly, I find myself in that Venn Diagram that is a circle.

Everyone seems to agree that it’s way too early to be talking and writing and pontificating and prognosticating about the 2016 election, and everyone also seems to be unable to stop themselves. Unsurprisingly, I find myself in ...

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I can’t stop dancing to Amy Schumer’s One Direction parody

The sign of a good parody is when it’s just as enjoyable as the thing it’s mocking, while also making a point about that thing. Which means that, in my book, Amy Schumer’s parody of pop songs about how women are beautiful just the way they are but-kinda-not-really is really, really good.

The sign of a good parody is when it’s just as enjoyable as the thing it’s mocking, while also making a point about that thing. Which means that, in my book, Amy Schumer’s parody of pop songs ...

emma-sulkowicz

Columbia sued for failing to protect alleged rapist from “harassment”

The student accused of rape by Emma Sulkowicz is suing Columbia University, claiming that the school failed to protect him from “severe, pervasive … and threatening behavior by other Columbia students.”

The student accused of rape by Emma Sulkowicz is suing Columbia University, claiming that the school failed to protect him from “severe, pervasive … and threatening behavior by other Columbia students.”

Rye Silverman

Modcloth spotlights transgender comedian Rye Silverman

Since I outgrew my stars and stripes two-piece that I wore pretty much every day of the summer when I was 8 and 9, I’ve never found a bathing suit that made me feel comfortable and fabulous and willing to be photographed.

Since I outgrew my stars and stripes two-piece that I wore pretty much every day of the summer when I was 8 and 9, I’ve never found a bathing suit that made me feel comfortable and ...

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