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Girls to the Front—Women on the Frontlines of the Struggle in Ferguson

Michelle Zei on October 17, 2014

In times of crisis, the term “protect the women and children” might still come to mind. However, when police responded to Ferguson residents with the excessive force of rubber bullets, tear gas, and arrests, women stood their ground and took...

What Lena Dunham Taught Us about Unpaid Labor—and What We Taught Ourselves

Anwar Batte and Isabelle Nastasia on September 30, 2014

Yesterday, Lena Dunham—whose character on the HBO show Girls is one of the most recognizable millennial narratives in pop culture—was called out by Gawker for “hiring” unpaid opening acts on her book tour. Only a few hours later, under pressure...

My Body Is More Than a Crime Scene: #WhyIDidntReport and What I Learned from Talking About It

Hannah Giorgis on June 06, 2014

Trigger warning: Discussion of sexual violence and sexual assault Years ago, I returned home from a regular day of high school with my mother and three siblings. We approached our front door and my mom felt instantly that something was...

Media Representation and Greek Women in Crisis: Four Stories from the Front Lines

Maria Zepatou on November 25, 2013

We’ve all heard it. Greece is deep in crisis. But the crisis does not affect everyone equally. A rich 1% has found an opportunity to get even richer by giving starvation wages and violating every labor right there is. But...

Not So Pretty in Pink

Amanda Vodola on October 11, 2013

One night in May 2012, I was lying in my bed in my Brooklyn apartment, tossing and turning because it felt like I pulled my pectoral muscle. It was uncomfortable, and, after a breast exam, I found a distinct lump...

Punk, Feminist, Activist and Professor

Suey Park on September 16, 2013

One of my biggest regrets about attending the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign is missing out on the opportunity to take a class with the transnational feminist punk scholar, zinester, and critical fashionista Mimi Thi Nguyen. Lucky for me, Mimi is on twitter...

I Might Have Been Chelsea Manning

Teagan Widmer on August 23, 2013

In January of 2010, I was sitting in the lounge in my school’s English department completely freaking out about the fact that I had no clue what came after graduation. I was an English major with an emphasis in theatre....