2013—Year of the Feminist? Or Year of the Feminist Marketing Ploy?
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2013—Year of the Feminist? Or Year of the Feminist Marketing Ploy?

2013 was the “year of the feminist”—the word seemed to be in the mouth of every celebrity and new start-up last year. Lorde, Beyonce, Lily Allen, and of course, Miley Cyrus, have all been (willing or otherwise) recipients of the “feminist” label in the past year, and companies have also adopted the term—just take a … Continue reading

Little Miss Perfect: The Good Girl/Best Girl Dichotomy
Feminism / Society & Culture

Little Miss Perfect: The Good Girl/Best Girl Dichotomy

Meet Sandy, a smart, attractive, successful woman in her thirties. She’s an public relations guru, has tons of friends, a warm, supportive partner whom she loves and likewise adores her, two rehabilitated shelter cats, a Sedaris sharp sense of humor, time to volunteer and work on her novel, and to top it all off, a loft in Manhattan’s … Continue reading

[FILM] Miss Representation: How Women Are Constructed And Deconstructed By The Media
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[FILM] Miss Representation: How Women Are Constructed And Deconstructed By The Media

The 2011 documentary directed and co-written by Jennifer Siebel Newson reveals the alarming landscape of American media in which women are consistently dehumanized and rendered objects prized for their physicality and little more. In a reactionary time with women’s rights constantly under attack and underrepresentation in government positions, this film provides shocking statistics and evidence … Continue reading

[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

[LIT] Nostalgia And Validation: A Review of Sari Botton’s <i>Goodbye To All That</i>
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[LIT] Nostalgia And Validation: A Review of Sari Botton’s Goodbye To All That

A very smart friend gifted me this book for Christmas. It was the perfect gift, because I am a writer and I loved and left New York, and also, unbeknownst to my friend, I had read about the book in an upstate magazine months earlier and put it on my mental “to-read” list. The basics: … Continue reading

ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Feminist Illustrator & DIY Grrrl Kelley99 Tells Us Like It Is
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ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Feminist Illustrator & DIY Grrrl Kelley99 Tells Us Like It Is

Kelley99 is a Seattle-based illustrator and “proud activist of the F-Word.” DIY badass with her own art tattooed all over her body, this punk princess is a full-time free spirit dreamer. Kelley sat down with Luna Luna to talk about art, Girl Power, and embracing the beautiful dichotomy that comes with being human. Continue reading

Holiday Poetry Picks for Those Special Times You Need to be Alone With a Book
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Holiday Poetry Picks for Those Special Times You Need to be Alone With a Book

Happy holidays! Everyone’s doing lists and talking of shopping and getting together with family, they brave the crowds and wait in sweaty lines. I myself avoid it like the plague (and flu shots). For the past few years since the divorce, I’ve spent Christmas alone. My daughter goes to her dad’s since he’s Catholic and … Continue reading

How Do YOU React To Street Harassment? (Survey!)
Feminism / Society & Culture

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