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America Has A Complete Over-reliance On Incarceration To Address Crime

The number of female prisoners soared by 646% between 1980 and 2010. Read...
Submitted by Dr. Joan Swart | 10.23.14

Confession: I'm An "Almost Alcoholic"

While I preferred to think of myself as the proverbially fun/quirky party girl, I came to realize my drinking had finally gone too far. Read...
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Stop Calling Me A "Strong Black Woman"

Calling black women "strong" disregards how this language has historically been used to harm and control us. Read...
Contributed by Evette Dionne | 10.23.14
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Planned Parenthood Changes The Sex Ed Game

At schools teaching the "Get Real" program, significantly fewer students engage in sex by the 8th grade. What's its formula for success? Read...
by Giana Ciapponi | 10.23.14
Spotted: Snapping a photo on Market Street, San Francisco
"My friend picked me up at the airport and we went straight through the redwoods, to a beach, with a red blanket, a picnic basket and two glasses of cider. That was when I said, 'I'm not in New York!'"
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Future Of Here Comes Honey Boo Boo In Limbo Following Child Molestation Report

Mama June is reportedly dating a convicted sex offender. Will TLC do the right thing and can the show? Read...
by Giana Ciapponi | 10.23.14
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8 Striking Images From Award-Winning Female Wildlife Photographers 

The Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards are both prestigious and male-dominated. Here, we honor the women who won top honors. Read...
by Nikki Gloudeman | 10.23.14
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Drunk J.Crew Tumblr Is Nailing It

Turns out, dead-serious photos plus inebriated lines make for a good time—and an incisive point about fashion industry standards. Read...
by Flora Tsapovsky | 10.23.14

Does Literary Criticism Suffer From Elitism?

We asked Flavorwire journalist Elisabeth Donnelly what she thinks about the state of literary criticism. Her answer? It's "exciting and scary." Read...
by Giana Ciapponi | 10.23.14

Leigh Alexander, Feminist Gamer Journalist, Speaks Out

In a candid conversation with a fellow gamer feminist, Alexander dishes on GamerGate, social justice and the clown sundae at Friendly's. Read...
by Jetta Rae DoubleCakes | 10.22.14
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Sorry, Amal Clooney, But I Disagree: Why I Won't Be Taking My Future Husband's Last Name

My aversion to taking the last name of my partner isn't so much about feminism, as it is about identity. Read...
Contributed by Jessie Fetterling | 10.22.14
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Ever Wonder Why Poop Smells So Bad?

If you're like me, you've spent many a night pondering this mystery as egg-stinking winds drift by your nostrils causing feelings of pride and nausea. Read...
by Katie Tandy | 10.22.14

Why Chelsea Handler Should Be Held Accountable For Calling Andy Richter Fat

Newflash! Body-image struggles aren't just a woman's issue. They're a human issue. Read...
by Nikki Gloudeman | 10.22.14
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An Open Letter And History Lesson For Stacey Dash

White privilege isn’t just some ephemeral construct created to showcase O’Reilly’s buffoonery. Read...
Contributed by Zoë Middleton | 10.22.14

What If The 'New' Renee Zellweger Face Is In Fact A Radical Statement?

Renee Zellweger is speaking out about her much-discussed "new face." And her remarks make us look even uglier. Read...
by Flora Tsapovsky | 10.22.14
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The Triumphs (And Humiliations) Of My First Ultramarathon

I discovered the mouthpieces of my water bottles were filled with mold, the race organizers were assholes, and I was tired and needed to pee. Read...
Contributed by Lisa Marie White | 10.22.14

How To Affect Systemic Change For Women In Prison: A Ravishly Special Series

While female incarceration has been part and parcel of the criminal justice system for decades (and, in fact, is on the rise), misconceptions have Read...
by ravishly ravishly | 10.21.14

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