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Can you sell feminism?

Becka Wall – @beckawall

Equality is IN, and brands are doing all they can to cash in on that. Missoni put Women’s March pussy hats on their models at Fashion Week. Budweiser’s Superbowl ad this year said “wassup?” to an inspiring immigration story. AirBNB took a stance for diversity, with an ad called “We Accept.”

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What being single for so long taught me

Mary Ruland | @IRuleThisLand__

For as long as I can remember, I was forever single. I had moments of complete satisfaction being alone. Other times, I found myself swiping right on dating apps,  hoping to find a perfect match. Through it all, I always seemed to look at relationships as something I could do, but not something that would make or break me. I managed to find my own way around in this world, and having someone along for the ride seemed nice, but not a necessity.

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Beauty and the Beast

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

The long-awaited “Beauty and the Beast” live-action film finally hit theaters this past weekend and 90’s kids everywhere are breathing a sigh of relief into jumbo buckets of popcorn. Not only was this musical as good as the animated original, but it expanded the feminist premises established in its 1991 counterpart regarding the traditional princess perception.

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What to Expect for Women’s Reproductive Health in 2017

By Alexis Cheney – @akcheney

In the first month of Donald Trump’s presidency, the ground has seemed to shake. Trump’s administration has smashed our civil and human rights to the ground, attempting to take women’s reproductive rights backwards instead of forwards. Let’s take a look at just how:

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5 Ways You Can Honor #DayWithoutAWoman

Becka Wall – @beckawall

The Women’s March has announced the next day of collective action is today. The organizers behind the event are calling for women across the country to go on strike, showing the country where it would be without the contributions of women to society.

If striking isn’t an option for you, never fear. There are other ways to support the movement:

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Facing the Stigma of Mental Illness

By Lauren Linhard – Photos by Kaitlyn Fitzgerald – Makeup by Amy Gunzelman

A college student misses six weeks of classes while living off TV dinners, not wanting to shower or leave his bed. At first glance, you’d probably think of him as a lazy kid wasting his parents’ money. You’d be very wrong.

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What Adele Can Teach Us About Being Intersectional Feminists

Becka Wall – @beckawall

During Sunday night’s GRAMMYs ceremony, Adele won the title of “Album of the Year” for her album “25.” While Adele’s album was AMAZING, and certainly deserved much of the accolade it received, this felt like a major snub to Beyonce’s “Lemonade” – her album from 2016 that was part music, part feature-length film and 100 percent a creative, groundbreaking work of art.

In her acceptance speech, Adele acknowledged this. She did so without denigrating her own art – which was also worthy and important of recognition. How did she do this?

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Women’s March Organizers Call for Strike

By Lauren Linhard – moxie.lauren@gmail.com

What would it be like if women across the United States threw up their hands and said they weren’t going to stand for unequal treatment anymore? How would it affect the economy? How would it affect industry progress? The organizers of the Women’s March plan to find out.

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Get your “She Persisted” Sticker!

On Tuesday night, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unwittingly gave the feminist movement a new battle cry when he tried to silence Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor, who was protesting Jeff Sessions’ nomination to fill the position of Attorney General. “She was warned. She was given an explanation,” he said. “Nevertheless, she persisted.”

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