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Is it really like Orange is the New Black? A correctional nurse’s perspective

“I’m a women’s prison nurse,” I state as I swirl my drink at the bar.

Whether it’s the bar or a family holiday gathering, here are some of the top responses that follow each time someone, usually 18–55 years of age, and white, asks me what I do for a living:

“I didn’t even know prisons had nurses.”

“I’m a women’s prison nurse,” I state as I swirl my drink at the bar.

Whether it’s the bar or a family holiday gathering, here are some of the top responses that follow each time someone, usually 18–55 years ...

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Is Raunch Culture Feminist Culture?

I’m tired of raunch culture representing equality for women. With a recent surge in women directors, writers and actors embracing raunchy, vulgar and “unladylike” behavior for film, critics and essayists are quick to applaud the raunch-femme genre as a gain for feminism and leveling the Hollywood playing field.

I’m tired of raunch culture representing equality for women. With a recent surge in women directors, writers and actors embracing raunchy, vulgar and “unladylike” behavior for film, critics and essayists are quick to applaud the raunch-femme genre ...

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Getting privileged feminism right

I am a white middle-class cis woman and a feminist. I’m well aware that makes me a privileged feminist. Sometimes I’m probably not the best feminist.

I am a white middle-class cis woman and a feminist. I’m well aware that makes me a privileged feminist. Sometimes I’m probably not the best feminist.

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Diamonds Are a Mine Owner’s Best Friend

Diamonds may have been a girl’s best friend back in 1953 when there seemed to be little question in anyone’s mind that a woman’s only asset was her capacity to visually and sexually please a man rich enough to afford a large rock (the embodiment of which is arguably Marilyn Monroe—the phrase coiner, herself), but today, intelligence, education, and even personality are much more valuable companions than a pretty bauble.

Diamonds may have been a girl’s best friend back in 1953 when there seemed to be little question in anyone’s mind that a woman’s only asset was her capacity to visually and sexually please a ...

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