A Feminist’s Primer to Hormone Replacement Therapy

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Unlike 10 or 20 years ago, many of us today have at least heard of transgender people. As a quick reminder, these are people whose gender identity (a topic complex enough for several articles on Feminist Wednesday) doesn’t match up to the gender that they were assigned at birth. Many transgender people choose to undergo hormone replacement therapy (or HRT) in order to correct this mistake, become more comfortable in their own bodies, and make a smooth transition into living as their actual gender. Continue reading…

The Intern Diaries: Week 3 + Goodbye (For Now)

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dgintern3By Olivia Land

Happy Feminist Wednesday, dreamers! Welcome to the third and final entry of the Intern Diaries, a recurring series in which I chronicle my experience interning with Dream, Girl. Although this week was short and not as action-packed as the previous two, the last couple days were the perfect way to wrap up my time with the DG team. Below, I’m reflecting on the last three weeks and musing about my future dreams for Dream, Girl and myself. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part 18: The Oprah

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part 18: The Oprah

After Komal’s diagnosis it’s fair to say the morale of the Dream, Girl team was pretty crushed. We were in the midst of re-editing the movie, floating in a sea of never-ending footage, and I was trying to figure out how to navigate this new phase of Komal’s health both as a friend and as a business partner. Continue reading…

A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie, Part 17: The Cancer

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GalsGudie3x3v2A Gal’s Guide to Making a Movie is a new weekly written series by Erin Bagwell. To view the whole series click here.

Part 17: The Cancer

In the midst of re-starting the film, and editing like crazy, Komal and I realized that she needed to move to New York. Events, meetings, promotional opportunities, and the like all happened in the city and if she couldn’t get on a plane she would miss them. After a long application process, she got her Visa for KoMedia and moved five blocks away from me in Park Slope. Continue reading…

The Intern Diaries: How I Got Here + Week One

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dginternBy Olivia Land

During my freshman year of high school, my English teacher kicked off the semester with a unit on origin stories. In a ploy to get my fellow students and I to connect literature to our own lives, the teacher emphasized that idea that beginnings- whether it’s the first day of high school or a Greek myth- are important. It sounds obvious, but the environments, attitudes, and behavior we start from can play a huge role in how we progress going forward. Case in point: Almost four years after my English teacher whipped out a chapter from Genesis, here I am as an intern at Dream, Girl. Continue reading…

On Hillary Clinton: Examining One of the Most Controversial Female Politicians

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hillaryclintonBy Kate Harveston

Hillary Clinton is a well-known name that sparks an immediate reaction from most Americans. Whether that reaction will be positive or negative is a toss-up. Clinton has been a household name for decades now and has quite an interesting reputation. Many people hate her, and many people love her. Regardless, of how you feel about her, there’s no denying the influence she’s had on American politics.

Here’s a look at Clinton from the time she went to law school to her latest run for the presidency. Continue reading…

Meet Rachel James, Writer & Director of Big Bad Wolves

Screen Shot 2017-05-25 at 4.11.31 PMIt’s no secret that we think teenage girls are powerful and badass and a legitimate force to be reckoned with — and Rachel James agrees. That’s why she wrote Big Bad Wolves, a narrative film that follows a Brooklyn girl gang as they get caught up in some shady activity, fiercely protecting one of their own all the while. This week, we spoke with Rachel about the film and her feminism and why she does what she does. Continue reading…

A College Reality: Fuckboy Culture and Female Objectification

By Elizabeth Patino

“Boys will be boys” is NOT a valid excuse. Ever.

Like many other women, I attend an elite college that reports high numbers of sexual assault and rape, and I can assuredly say that campus sexual violence is a scary reality. Frankly, it is difficult to avoid the ruthlessness of fuckboys, who embody hegemonic masculinity. In the classrooms, I am constantly subjected to being manterrupted and mansplained. At parties, I am incessantly objectified because of my appearance. This is the world we live in—a world established by the patriarchy, one in which men feel entitled to exploit and control women in any way possible. And this is a main component of the fuckboy agenda and culture. Naturally, I took it upon myself to deeply explore this phenomenon as part of my final project for my Global Feminism class. Continue reading…