[LOVE] Okcupid: A Double-Edged Sword of Empowerment & Sexual Perversity
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[LOVE] Okcupid: A Double-Edged Sword of Empowerment & Sexual Perversity

“Maybe you should try online dating.” Ten years ago, that was something you never wanted to hear. Now, it’s no big deal. These days, most people have tried online dating at least once. It’s simply another way people socialize; the internet has forever changed the way we interact. The world is no longer the one our … Continue reading

How Do YOU React To Street Harassment? (Survey!)
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How Do YOU React To Street Harassment? (Survey!)

When I posted my first ever Luna Luna article, “Stop Saying ‘I Have a Boyfriend,’” it got a huge response—bigger than I ever would have expected. I got comments both positive and negative, but after it was reposted to xoJane, I got a ton of comments regarding street harassment, and how my method was completely wrong … Continue reading

W. Kamau Bell Is Awesome, And We Need More Men Like Him On TV
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W. Kamau Bell Is Awesome, And We Need More Men Like Him On TV

Until its unfortunate cancellation this week, comedian W. Kamau Bell was the host of Totally Biased on FX/FXX. Like any good late-night show, it’s hilarious, and the format is essentially the same as the format of Conan or Late Night with Jimmy Fallon—live interviews and pre-filmed skits. But the content that Bell chooses to tackle makes Totally Biased different … Continue reading

“It’s Only Natural!”: The Hypocrisy of Biological Determinism
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“It’s Only Natural!”: The Hypocrisy of Biological Determinism

Recently, my younger brother (who is all kinds of awesome) called me from his college in Pennsylvania to relate a story he thought I’d appreciate. A classmate of his was trying to make a “scientific argument” for why gay marriage should not be legalized, which went something like this: “Marriage exists because women had to … Continue reading

Internet Activism Part III: 7 Responsibilities We Have To The Internet
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Internet Activism Part III: 7 Responsibilities We Have To The Internet

This piece is a follow up to two earlier pieces, here and here. — To continue our discussion of the role of social media in Internet “outrage” and activism, I’d love to switch the focus to us, the content providers. This post is aimed at readers that consider themselves the creators and purveyors of information, … Continue reading

Rape Fantasies: No One Fantasizes About Rape
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Rape Fantasies: No One Fantasizes About Rape

What does the term ‘rape fantasy’ mean? It is a sexual fantasy which involves one partner being coerced, or coercing another, into sexual activity. This term is often used to explain a particular sexual desire that involves being dominated or dominating another. I have heard women describe how they wouldn’t mind being raped by certain … Continue reading

Feminist Wives: My Struggle With Wedding Planning
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Feminist Wives: My Struggle With Wedding Planning

For a large part of my life, I held wavering opinions on the institution of marriage. My parents are divorced, and yes, I’m sure this country’s looming divorce statistics had a hand in my hesitation. However, what was more important to me was the sociological and ideological background of marriage. How did marriage fit into … Continue reading