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Our Shackles Aren’t Invisible or An Illusion: A Response to Gina Rodriguez

Earlier this summer, Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez teamed up with Clinique for their “Difference Maker” campaign. In the promotional video for the campaign, Gina shares her success story, hoping to inspire other young, disadvantaged kids like herself. A colored pencil, a yellow highlighter, a stack of books, and other school supplies flash across the screen and an empty notebook suggests that our lives, like Gina’s, are bursting with potential; it is simply up to us to direct them.

Earlier this summer, Jane The Virgin star Gina Rodriguez teamed up with Clinique for their “Difference Maker” campaign. In the promotional video for the campaign, Gina shares her success story, hoping to inspire other young, disadvantaged kids ...

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WTF of the Day: How Reporting on Rape Can Actually Perpetuate Rape Culture

We know that reporting on sexual violence can increase awareness of the violence so many of us face. But a  recent report written by Joanna Jolly and released by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center demonstrates that it’s not just whether media reports on sexual violence that matters — it’s how.

We know that reporting on sexual violence can increase awareness of the violence so many of us face. But a  recent report written by Joanna Jolly and released by Harvard’s Shorenstein Center ...

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In the spring of 2014, the White House announced a task force on campus gender violence and the Department of Education released the list of then 55 schools under investigation for sexual assault-related violations of Title IX.

In the spring of 2014, the White House announced a task force on campus gender violence and the Department of Education released the list of then 55 schools under investigation for sexual assault-related violations of Title IX. ...

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The Feministing Five: Brittany Luse

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke with Brittany Luse, co-creator of the podcast “For Colored Nerds” and host of the new podcast “Sampler” by Gimlet Media. We learned about the exciting opportunities in the podcast world, what goes into her shows, and the importance of sharing one’s voice.

For this week’s Feministing Five, we spoke with Brittany Luse, co-creator of the podcast “For Colored Nerds” and host of the new podcast “Sampler” by Gimlet Media. We learned about the exciting ...

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Quote of the Day: Samantha Bee Reveals Secret to Creating a Diverse Staff

The hilarious Samantha Bee — whose new late-night show Full Frontal, the first ever to be hosted by a woman, premiered last night — brings us what I’ll call the Nike Theory of Increasing Diversity: just fucking do it

The hilarious Samantha Bee — whose new late-night show Full Frontal, the first ever to be hosted by a woman, premiered last night — brings us what I’ll call the Nike Theory of Increasing Diversity: just fucking ...

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On Jill Soloway, Caitlyn Jenner, and the trans representation the media wants

A number of articles critiquing comments Caitlyn Jenner has made about trans people have been published recently. An all too familiar pattern of media representation of trans women is playing out on a more high profile stage than usual:

A number of articles critiquing comments Caitlyn Jenner has made about trans people have been published recently. An all too familiar pattern of media representation of trans women is playing out on a more high profile stage ...

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