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Yesterday, ESPN’s Wendi Nix joined the crew at SportsCenter to talk about Greg Hardy. Hardy, if you don’t follow football, beat his ex-girlfriend badly while playing for the Carolina Panthers, was shielded by the NFL, had the charges of assault expunged, and was signed by the Dallas Cowboys. Deadspin shone a light on the whole horribleREAD MORE »


Love & Sex

Girls who begin puberty earlier than their peers are stuck in an adolescent purgatory of sorts – not yet women, but too “mature” to be considered little girls. READ MORE »


Celebs

Drake’s NiceGuy (TM) persona doesn’t exempt him from being a misogynist. READ MORE »


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Hillary Clinton has been criticized for flip-flopping on the issues–but isn’t it worse to never change your mind? READ MORE »


Celebs

When asked if she was a feminist, Meryl Streep responded, “I am a humanist, I am for nice easy balance.” Oh, lord, here come the internet masses, sniffing for humanist-not-feminist blood.

The Mary Sue says:
“I get younger actresses with less context about the feminist movement needing to beREAD MORE »


Celebs

Tina Fey asked Mindy Kaling “Would you rather sleep with Donald Trump or Bill Cosby?” READ MORE »


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Pope Francis deciding to allow priests to forgive women who have had abortions isn’t the progressive move you might think it is. READ MORE »


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Serena may have whooped Maria Sharapova’s behind in 18 of their last 20 matches, but somehow, Sharapova is worth $5 million more. READ MORE »


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Our culture equates weight loss with morality. READ MORE »


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What kind of person would say they were envious of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina? READ MORE »


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Though there has been plenty of sound reporting on the facts of the case, there has also been no shortage of conspiracy theories circulating the internet — including one that claims Bland was lying on the ground in her mug shot photo, the insinuation being that the young woman was dead already.READ MORE »


Celebs

Ed Sheeran, please STFU and have a seat next to Taylor Swift. READ MORE »


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Sandra Bland’s arrest and death has sparked outrage across the nation. Dash cam footage captured the enraged police officer, State Trooper Brian Encinia, threatening “I will light you up” while pointing a taser because the young woman refused to put out her cigarette or step out of her vehicle during a routine traffic stop. She was… READ MORE »


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While attempting to explore white privilege in her latest exhibit, artist Ti-Rock Moore displayed a tone deaf approach of precisely that — white privilege. Moore’s exhibit, Confronting Truths: Wake Up!“, which recently opened in Chicago, was created, according to the artist, to “honestly and frankly… explore white privilege through my acute awareness of the unearned… READ MORE »


Celebs

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson recently did an interview with Pastor Miles McPherson at San Diego’s Rock Church in which he not only confirmed that he has been dating pop star Ciara, but that the couple has vowed to go about their relationship “Jesus’s way” by abstaining from having sex until marriage. Wilson says he got the message… READ MORE »


Entertainment

For every story that “Orange Is The New Black” has inspired in the media, I never thought that I would come across one that uses the show as an example of how white women aren’t taken care of well enough. But of course there is one. READ MORE »


News

Abigail Fisher’s lawsuit against the University of Texas at Austin is an example of how white women are used as pawns in a war against people of color where both demographics lose to white male patriarchy. READ MORE »


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