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Pop Music’s ‘Good Girls’ Complex

Beyoncé sings "Mine" in an extended preview of the official music video for the song.

The virgin-whore dichotomy has been around forever. What’s puzzled me recently, however, is what feels like a sudden upsurge in these very conservative attitudes in pop music. Why is this so?

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Let’s Talk About Sex: A Discussion With the Filmmakers of ‘How to Lose Your Virginity’ and ‘Subjectified’

Filmmaker Therese Shechter tries on a wedding dress in "How to Lose Your Virginity."

Two new documentaries directed by young women operate under a shared thesis: Women need to talk about sex.

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Blurred Lines, Not So Much: Double Standards at Play for Women in Music Videos

A "Blurred Lines" parody video in which men dance shirtless was briefly removed from YouTube after being flagged as "inappropriate," sending a clear message that the idea of women dominating submissive men is unsuitable.

A “Blurred Lines” parody video in which men dance shirtless was briefly removed from YouTube after being flagged as “inappropriate,” sending a clear message that the idea of women dominating submissive men is unsuitable.

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Generation X: Finding Our Own Voices, Carrying Our Own Torches

As my involvement in our movement grew deeper, the honeymoon was over, as they say. The imperfections of the movement, the Baby Boomer’s movement, became glaring. Their Second Wave ways didn’t resonate with my Third Wave thinking.

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There’s Little Balm in Comparing Ourselves to Gilead

Just how close is today’s reality to Margaret Atwood’s fictional misogynist dystopia, Gilead, the setting of “The Handmaid’s Tale”?

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Hermione Granger: A Heroine Comes Into Her Own

Hermione, an always-wonderful sidekick, has moved onto center stage. Her emotions and choices, classically heroic, anchored a piece of the epic story that would have felt muddled and rootless without her.

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(VIDEOS): A “Spectacular” Anthem for Drunken Blackout Sex

A new single by former Disney “Cheetah Girl” Kiely Williams, member of girl group 3LW, is essentially an ode to a night of unconscious, unprotected sex.

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True Love Jane (Austen and Campion) Style

Favorite romantic works of art as of late? Two old-fashioned, British costume dramas: "Emma" on TV and "Bright Star" in theaters. Some say these represent
a backlash against sexual liberation but both achieve the goal of being enrapturing and romantic while subtly
critiquing conventional conceptions of love.

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The 2nd Annual RH Reality Check Gift Guide

With the economy in shambles and holiday shopping turning into a balancing act, let RH Reality Check help you figure out how to bestow feminist-friendly gifts on your friends and family.

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Sexual Longing in an Ab-Only World: The Twilight Saga

Like American culture itself, the world of the young adult Twilight novels is both lascivious and chaste.

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