Superhero Sexism: Damsel in Distress Undies and Pink Wonder Woman

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Summertime is superhero season. The blockbusters hit the theaters, themed birthday parties are thrown, and merchandise is everywhere. If you happen to be a girl, your superhero-themed merchandise is limited to female characters. If you’re lucky, you get access to all characters, but they’re covered in pink or glitter or shiny and come in a cute, babydoll fit. Unless you’re … Read More

ElfitySuperhero Sexism: Damsel in Distress Undies and Pink Wonder Woman

Shocker (Not): Women Like Game of Thrones

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After last Sunday’s episode, I’m sure some of us are wishing that we didn’t watch Game of Thrones. There’s nothing quite like having your heart ripped out by your favorite television show, is there?  It turns out that women love the cleverness and brutality of GoT, complete with all of its heart-ripping, throat-slitting goodness, just as much as men. Whoever … Read More

ElfityShocker (Not): Women Like Game of Thrones

The El Salvadoran Government is Killing Beatriz

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Just months after the tragic death of Savita Halappanavar, another young woman is set to die from anti-choice policies. After weeks of fighting for the abortion that would save her life, a woman going only by the name of Beatriz was denied the procedure by the El Salvadoran Supreme Court on Wednesday of this week. Savita’s death can be written off by … Read More

ElfityThe El Salvadoran Government is Killing Beatriz

P-Mag Nostalgia Project: 2004 with Elfity

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The end is here! Yes, we’ve finally hit the bottom of the Persephone Magazine writer barrel, at least age wise. I, Elfity, am here to bring you the glories (kind of) of the year 2004, as seen through my barely-teenaged eyes. I should mention that I was actually 14 for the majority of 2004 rather than 13. It doesn’t seem … Read More

ElfityP-Mag Nostalgia Project: 2004 with Elfity

Silence isn’t Sexy: A Response to The Atlantic

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When I get up in front of a room full of teenagers and tell them that consent is sexy, I mean it. I’m not telling them that just to get some hippie feminist agenda across. I’m not telling them that because it’s the trendy, politically correct line in the wake of Steubenville and the military sexual assault epidemic. I’m telling … Read More

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Feminist Insecurities: Style Edition

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I wish I could say that I was bold enough to be that feminist who doesn’t give a damn what people think. I wish I could be that proud woman who wears exactly what she wants, no matter how society says she looks, who ignores the stares or the raised eyebrows. I wish I could stop imagining the judgmental glances where there … Read More

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Elizabeth Smart Proves that Abstinence Education is the Worst Thing Ever

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[TRIGGER WARNING for rape and sexual assault]  Dirty. Filthy. A chewed piece of gum. These are words used by Elizabeth Smart to describe how she felt after being kidnapped, held captive, and raped for nearly a year back in 2002. These are some of the reasons that kept her from fleeing the moment she got the opportunity. Where would she … Read More

ElfityElizabeth Smart Proves that Abstinence Education is the Worst Thing Ever

Michael Pollan Wants Women to Get Back in the Kitchen

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The question isn’t whether Michael Pollan is a sexist pig, because at this point the feminist blogosphere has clearly deduced that he is, but what makes him a sexist pig. The back-to-the-earth movement may have its benefits, but at what cost to women?

ElfityMichael Pollan Wants Women to Get Back in the Kitchen