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Having it all or anything at all

It seems not a day goes by when I’m not reading another headline arguing whether women can have it all, or, more accurately, why they can’t.

It seems not a day goes by when I’m not reading another headline arguing whether women can have it all, or, more accurately, why they can’t.

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Aging Out of Media Silence

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s unapologetic takedown of Bill Cosby at the Golden Globes exposed a raw nerve among the entertainment elite. Fey and Poehler’s halfhearted attempt to impersonate Cosby’s syntax and voice let their wholehearted intention—to openly shame the aging actor on his decades of silence and denial of multiple rape allegations—speak volumes. The audience, arguably, was not entirely pleased to hear it. The discomfort in the room was a marked decline from only moments before, when the two comediennes were delivering a best-of feminist comedy routine to laughter and applause.

Having matriculated in comedy as unapologetic feminists, Fey and Poehler are largely responsible for bringing a feminist perspective into mainstream comedy through their work as Update anchors on Saturday ...

Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s unapologetic takedown of Bill Cosby at the Golden Globes exposed a raw nerve among the entertainment elite. Fey and Poehler’s halfhearted attempt to impersonate Cosby’s syntax and voice let their wholehearted intention—to ...

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I was skeptical of survivors, until domestic violence happened to me

Cross-posted from Feminats. *Trigger warning*

I used to be disdainful of women who allowed men in their lives to hurt them, both physically and emotionally, wondering why they didn’t say something, why they didn’t simply leave the situation. I wrote it off as weakness. I didn’t understand how a woman could lack independence and will-power enough to let that happen to her. Then something similar happened to me.

Last year, I lived in a small apartment with three roommates, two boys and a girl. We moved in together because we were all friends beforehand, so in some capacity, we knew and trusted each other. It soon became obvious that I and one of the boys I lived with ...

Cross-posted from Feminats. *Trigger warning*

I used to be disdainful of women who allowed men in their lives to hurt them, both physically and emotionally, wondering why they didn’t say something, why they didn’t simply ...

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