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EDM is Sexist, but so is the Entire Nation

On November 19, Kat Bein posted a blog on The Village Voice discussing the sexism within the EDM (electronic dance music) community. Her article, EDM is Sexist: Why it Sucks to be a Woman who Raves, addresses...
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Fitness with Kristen: How to do a chin-up

Like any good fitness junkie, I hit a point where one of my main goals was to be able to do a chin up.  What is the difference between a pull-up and a chin-up?  Equally as important, how do I develop the streng...

My Story: OCD took over my life

Three years ago I looked like I had it all. At the time I was a senior in high school, a member of National Honors Society, a two sport captain, a director in my school’s film program. Tall, blond, skinny. Ever...

My Story: Proud, black, female, athiest

Proud, Black, Female, Athiest. When you’re a little black girl growing up in the South, you have to believe in something, because very few people will believe in you.  I believed in God. For the first 14 ye...
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The state of play for lady journos

In the midst of helping my mother move out of my childhood home, I came across a book in my old closet. It is a book about female journalists, given to me by a journalist who visited my high school for a career...
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Hollaback now, girls

If you’ve ever been whistled at or called “baby” by a stranger, Kate Ziegler knows how you feel. Ziegler was used to being the victim of street harassment before she started training for a marathon in 2011. Sh...
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"Models' Rights Law" signed by Cuomo

Coco Rocha, a longtime model, speaks at a press conference last TuesdayThe past week provided a huge step forward for young women working in the modeling industry, which is often volatile, hostile, and, at tim...

“Fit-shaming” needs to stop, immediately

While we are tip-toeing around fat-shaming, being sure not to hurt anyone’s feelings while attempting to inform them of the risks that come with being overweight and obese, we have no problem shaming people...

5 takeaways from the 2013 ALCS so far

I know we're only potentially halfway through the 2013 ALCS so far, but seriously, how amazing has it been so far? You don't need to hear it again, but I have to fill 300 words to appease Google, so: One yea...