Donald Trump Thinks Pumping Breast Milk Is "Disgusting"

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Dear Mr. Trump, Anything you say can and will be used against you – especially since you’re running for president. Not only that, but your words are a direct reflection of your character, and I’m not so sure that anyone who believes pumping breast milk is…

Lizzie McGuire, Eating Disorders, and Me

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I learned wonderful and awful things from an episode of a Disney channel tween show, Lizzie McGuire. For years, I thought that straight-up losing consciousness was the symbol that you were hurting your body too much, eating too little. One episode—about…
Aug 03, 2015 1179

Mark Zuckerberg's Pregnancy Announcement Reveals Their Problems With Miscarriage

in Living by Isabel Bartholomew
In a message posted on (where else) Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg announced that he and his…
Aug 03, 2015 850

#CakeWithCashmerette: Sewing Bloggers Say F.U. to a Troll... With Cake

in Style by Alexa Salvato
When sewing blogger Cashmerette posted a sketch of bathing suit plans for an upcoming…
Jul 31, 2015 13950

"Are You A Feminist?" Celebrities' Answers from BUST Magazine's 22-Year Archive May Surprise You

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These days, it's become pretty popular for interviewers to ask celebrities (especially…
Jul 31, 2015 602

New Bill Could Make College Investigations Harder for Victims of Sexual Assault

in Feminism by Alexa Salvato
Two U.S. representatives are introducing a new bill, the Safe Campus Act, to solve the…
Jul 31, 2015 3401

Fatherhood Changes Men's Views on Gender Roles—And Not for the Better

in Feminism by Samantha Baumgartner
You’ve just spent hours in the delivery room pushing through the pain, and the moment…
Jul 31, 2015 6797

7 Ways to Celebrate Tonight's Blue Moon

in General by Alexa Salvato
Tonight’s sky will be lit by a Blue Moon, a term which actually just means it'll be the…
Jul 31, 2015 6129

Carrie Brownstein's Reading List: How Many Have You Read?

in General by Hanna Lustig
Our love for Carrie Brownstein burns brighter with each passing day. She’s a Sleater…
Jul 31, 2015 1140

Alabama Tried to Deny Woman Abortion by Giving Fetus An Attorney

in Feminism by Alexa Salvato
Today in stories about complete violations of a woman’s bodily autonomy: a pregnant…
Jul 30, 2015 2086

Like Most Media, NPR Dominated By White Men's Voices (Literally)

in General by Alexa Salvato
Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting (FAIR), an NYC-based media watch organization,…
Jul 30, 2015 8506

Lena Dunham's Stance Against Sex Work Decriminalization Is Wrong. Here's Why.

in Feminism by Elizabeth Ollero
We have some good news, and then we have some bad news. Good news: Amnesty International…
I adore Christmas music. It’s a good thing I do, since I have ears and I’ve been known to turn on the radio/watch television/enter retail stores in the months of November and December. I love holiday songs of almost every stripe: classic, indie, dog bark-y, the list goes on. There’s just one kind I cannot hang with: “sexy.” Sexy—and I mean “sexy” in quotes, all shiny and red like a maraschino cherry—has an awkward place in holiday music. Read More
An article in the Boston Globe this week, “Led By the Child Who Simply Knew,” tells the story of the Maines family and their 14-year-old twins, Nicole and Jonas. Nicole was born a male named Wyatt, but has been identifying as female ever since she was old enough to grasp the concept of gender: When Wyatt was 4, he asked his mother: “When do I get to be a girl?’’ He told his father that he hated his penis and asked when he could be rid of it. Both father and son cried. When first grade started, Wyatt carried a pink backpack and a Kim Possible lunchbox. Read More
Like many people who work in an office, I find chair-dancing to be an integral part of getting through my day. If we learned anything in 2011, it's that sitting down is definitely killing all of us right now, and until I get that treadmill desk, I plan to fidget my way to a marginally longer life.  This week's regimen has been soundtracked by this excellent Soundcloud mix of Nicki Minaj's mixtape hits, made by NYC DJ Sparber. Read More