Actual Good News That Happened In This Awful World

If 2016 was a dumpster fire and 2017 was the smoldering ash remains of said…

Remembering the NIU Campus Valentine’s Day Shooting 10 Years Later

February 14, 2008 at 3:05pm,  Steven Kazmierczak open fired a shotgun and three pistols in…

The Problem With Dictating Fetus Personhood in a Tax Bill

Since there is so much going on with this tax bill in front of Congress,…

9 Simple Ways That Men Can Be Feminist Allies

The past few weeks have seen a massive exhalation of once unknown accounts of sexual…

What You Can Do to Help End the Slave Trade in Libya

If you’ve spent any length of time on the internet over the past few days,…

Lioness: A Workout Playlist That Is Tough, Fierce, and Ready to Rage

It’s 8am and you’ve made it to the gym. You’ve got your shoes double-knotted and…

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10 Indie Songs That Are Actually Just Entitled Male Trash

In the words of the brilliant Lindy West, “in a certain light, feminism is just…

Looking Back on America Since the 2016 Election

It’s already been a whole year since arguably one of the most astounding, unprecedented, and…

Harvey Weinstein and the Hollywood House of Horrors

By now, everyone is at least semi-familiar with the public accusations against Hollywood producer Harvey…

How To Keep the #MeToo Conversation Going in a Meaningful Way

Last week you were brave and confronted the “me too” posts on Facebook and Twitter.…

#MeToo May Be Traumatic, But It Is Necessary

While it’s beyond heartbreaking to see how many women have shared a “Me too” along…

Spotlight of Hope: A Will & Grace Retrospective

These Are Gold Friendship is a funny thing. For some, a friend is a playmate…

20 Things Congress Could Focus On Instead of Criminalizing Abortion After 20 Weeks

In a classic Congressional move showcasing how in the know the government is with the…

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We Cannot Let the Terror of Violence Destroy the Joy & Freedom of Live Music

Family members have always called me fearless. Fearless for moving across the country on my…

Critiquing Taylor Swift Doesn’t Make You Anti-Feminist

Co-authored by Maggie Stough and Hope Racine In the wake of Taylor Swift winning her…

Notes On The State Of Charlottesville, From A Heartbroken Alumna

In August of 2011, my best friend and I made our way down long and…

Applying the ‘Google Memo’ Logic to the Lack of Men in Education

As a lover of all things Google, I was both thrilled and inspired by the…

The Forgotten Muslim Spy Who Gave Her Life during World War II

Nora Baker was cautious when she entered her flat in Paris on October 13, 1943.…

So, Eleanor of Aquitaine Was A Medieval Badass

  A duchess, Queen of France, Queen of England, and Queen Mother all rolled into…

New York City, the Pedestrian Dream, Is an Accessibility Nightmare

Last March you might have run across the video where Zach Anner goes on a…