Posts in Sexuality
Should You Replace Your Tampons and Pads With a Menstrual Cup?

According to independent product-testing results by Women’s Voices for the Earth, a national women’s health nonprofit, four out of the six tampons they tested (Tampax Pearl, U by Kotex, Playtex Sport, and Safe & Soft) contained carbon disulfide, a reproductive toxin.

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What is Missing from the Conversation Around Sexual Assault and Consent

Instead, I deserved to say no to pain and discomfort. These lessons attuned me to my own body, a heightened attention that allowed me to determine, yes that feels good and no that doesn’t feel so good and subsequently establish that a “yes” belonged to sex and a “no” belonged to a sexual act from which I could revoke consent.


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The Life and Liberation of Lingerie: The Evolution of Intimate Apparel and the Ways Women Have Shaped It

Just like anything else, fashion and culture happen in cycles. By the 1950s, sexy had morphed into the curve-crazed idolization of the pin-up girl – sporting form-fitting, hourglass styles of clothing reminiscent of the corset. Only this time, the garments were meant to be seen.

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Self Slut-Shaming: College Women Talk About Virginity

Despite so much progress, we are still pressured to set standards for ourselves that engender shame. We give others grace, we love to see them empowered, but hold ourselves to different standards. Can we unlearn this and disentangle our self-perceived worth from our “body count”?

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An Intrauterine Device and the Uphill Battle to Understand Female Pain

I keep telling myself that a crazy heavy flow and the constant consumption of Advil isn’t that bad. And in the grand scheme of things, it isn’t. But the fact that women simultaneously give up  control of their bodies to gain it back in another aspect demonstrates that there is more work to be done.

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How to Not Get Hit on in 'World of Warcraft'

We go on these platforms like Warcraft to escape from the awfulness of society and have some fun. I shouldn’t have to pretend to be a man just to feel safe on a moderated public server. I shouldn’t have to be a man just to receive an appropriate amount of respect or to validate the worth of my romantic relationships to others.

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Birth Control and the Cantankerous Patriarchy

That is the core reasoning as to why most opposing individuals reject women’s accessibility to birth control. Of course, this isn’t a new tactic for the Religious Right, one of the main opponents of pretty much anything have to do with female liberties/empowerment. Their rhetoric consists near entirely of “women should be subservient” and “birth control turns your uterus into a graveyard”.

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The Misconceptions of Contraceptives

Birth control does prevent pregnancy in women who aren’t ready to have children, but it does so much more. Among preventing certain types of cancer, birth control clears acne, regulates periods in women with irregular periods or hormone imbalances, help with disorders surrounding a girls’ period, and lessen the severity of periods.

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No, Craig, You Don't Need To Know Where To Buy A Straight Pride Flag

Imagine dying to be oppressed so badly that you ignore the fact that people literally died under this oppression. Additionally, by trying to lay claim to a struggle that either isn’t yours or doesn’t even exist, you completely invalidate the experiences and emotions of those around you.

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Swimming In Verses: Interview With Poet Jamila Lovelace

Sharpened with visceral anatomical and religious imagery, Lovelace’s poems brim with the power to pull at readers both physically and emotionally--an ability which mirrors the emotions and physicality of mothering that leaves readers to contend with the implications of these traumas.


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