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All About That “All About That Bass” Song

TweetI know, I know. Meghan Trainor’s new song All About That Bass isn’t the perfect body-loving anthem we’ve been waiting for. It’s problematic, and somewhat exclusionary, and still heavily invested in the power of the male gaze. But still. I only had to hear All About That Bass once and I was hooked. Within an [...]
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Lana Del Rey: Reluctant Poster Child for Millennial Feminists

TweetSo. In case you’ve been consumed with other news (like the 74th shooting since Newtown), Lana del Ray has been caught—and now lambasted—in the red-hot cross-hairs of feminist criticism. In her recent interview with Fader, she shrugged off the whole fucking albatross, insisting she’d basically prefer to watch Cosmos: For me, the issue of feminism is [...]
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Miley Cyrus, “Wrecking Ball,” and Intimate Partner Violence

TweetAfter Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance, people were all about slut-shaming her (not much was said about Robin Thicke’s participation). The mainstream media appeared scandalized by her performance – a young woman exhibiting sexuality? *Gasp!* Richard Cohen, of the Washington Post, seemed particularly appalled – at least once he looked up the word twerk. He thought [...]
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A Community for Survivors: Why Survivors of Sexual Violence are a Folk Group and Why It Matters

Tweet[cross-posted from Groupthink] Let’s start at the very beginning. You may well be asking: What is a folk group? What do we really mean when we say “folk”? In 1846, British writer William Thoms proposed the term “folk” as the English-language counterpart to the German “volk.” Thoms coined the term “folklore” to describe the arts, [...]
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An ode to the Riot Grrl

TweetEvery woman should know about the riot grrl movement. It’s the most recent feminist movement (early 90′s), it’s the cultural companion to the third wave feminism, and it’s fronted by badass punk chicks. And badass punk chicks are cool. Up until the riot grrl movement and third wave feminism, feminism typically focused on an all-encompassing [...]
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