No Boyfriend. No Girlfriend. No Problem!

No Boyfriend. No Girlfriend. No Problem!

Let’s cut to the chase. I’ve been single for a fairly long time now and I’m okay with that. Of course there have been those moments at 2 A.M. where I can’t sleep and think too much and have cried for no reason at all, but 99% of the time, I haven’t been bothered by […]

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‘Plus Size’ Celebs and the Obsession with Labeling Body Types

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Everywhere we turn, women’s bodies are being judged. Everyone is either “too skinny” or “obese,” and figures on both ends of the spectrum are “unhealthy.” This judgmental behavior has become so popular that people seem to feel the need to put a label on all shapes and sizes. Earlier this year, Glamour magazine put out a […]

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The Unhealthy Quest for a Thigh Gap

Thigh Gap (Image Credit: Rui Santos)

It’s becoming more and more apparent that “the gap” is the root of all evil in the beauty industry. Not the clothing store Gap (although some may actually feel that way), but rather, the absolutely insane new obsession with having a “thigh gap”. For those unfamiliar, a “thigh gap” refers to exactly what it sounds […]

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#FreeKesha: The Outpouring of Support

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Last week after Kesha’s trial, it was ruled that Sony would not terminate her contract with Dr. Luke. We saw videos of the pop star breaking down in tears and our collective heart broke for her. But soon after, there was an outpouring of support not just from fans, but from celebrities, too. After the […]

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Beginning to Make Toys Right with #WheresRey

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When Star Wars fans headed to stores for memorabilia, many of us couldn’t find the character we were looking for. Like Marvel’s Gamora and Black Widow before her, new heroine Rey had been left out of too many toy sets. Most egregious were a set of action figures that featured male leads Finn, Poe Dameron […]

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Is Amy Schumer’s nude photo brave? We say YES!

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By now, we’ve all seen the photo of Amy Schumer that will appear in next year’s Pirelli calendar. Apparently, my initial reaction to it was far mellower than the the rest of the world’s. I wasn’t overcome by shock, extreme joy, anger or disgust. I didn’t feel the earth move beneath my feet in a […]

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Essena O’Neill: Social Media is Not Real

Essena O’Neill: Social Media is Not Real

Recently the internet has been blowing up about Essena O’Neill quitting social media. She deleted her very popular Tumblr page and edited many of the captions of her pictures on Instagram. For example, in this picture on Instagram, the model wrote about being paid to promote a tanning product and how appearance on social media […]

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Real Women Have Curves: Not

Sure, “real women have curves.” But some real women don’t have curves. And that’s okay, but saying that women are only “real” if they fit one body stereotype or another is completely not okay. In fact, it’s entirely hypocritical and it isn’t helping improve the situation on either side of the spectrum whatsoever.

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Social Media, Anxiety and YOU

“Did someone like my status? Or see my newest picture on Instagram?” “I know I didn’t get a notification, but it won’t hurt to check just to be absolutely completely sure that nothing new happened on Facebook.” Yes, I’m one of those people. Someone who checks his social media accounts periodically, even when he knows […]

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What It Means To Be A ‘Real Woman’

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I previously wrote an article on what it means to be a “real man.” The media defines “real men” differently than I do, and depending on the culture that we’re raised in, that definition will vary to some degree. Ultimately the gist was, men are faced with enormous pressure to embody traits of “masculinity” that […]

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Ashleeeybash: My reaction to Hollaback! Collaborating with ModCloth

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We’ve all, in one way or another, experienced street harassment, and it’s so annoying. Enough is enough. When I found this little email in my inbox, I jumped at the thought of it and figured this would be great to really talk openly about because I’ve experienced it and it’s not fun. At all. Let […]

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Hollaback! and ModCloth take on street harrassment

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As you may or may not know, I run my own YouTube channel and I feature one specific thing on Fridays: fashion. So, when I was approached with this opportunity to write about this topic regarding street harassment and “dressing for yourself,” I was all for it.

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Unruly Women in Media: The Ladies of ‘Broad City’

Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer in BROAD CITY (Image Credit: Comedy Central)

Hello, and welcome back to the Unruly Women series! Last week, we looked at Samantha Jones, the overtly sexual, successful, Manhattan woman from Sex and the City. This week, we’ll be talking about two Manhattan girls who have the blatant sexuality of Samantha, but are nowhere near as well off, and have about a 20-year […]

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