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How Rihanna Maintains Control

Even as Rihanna shows more and more of herself to the world in her music videos, she’s no less powerful.
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The Real Cost Of How We Talk About Rape

Kesha’s lawsuit against Dr. Luke emphasizes the need for compassion when speaking about abuse in the public eye.
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How Sia’s Polarising Vocals Have Invaded The Pop Mainstream

On tracks she writes for others and her own top 40 hits, this Australian artist favors rough-hewn emotion over perfection.
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How Pop Songs Connect In A Hyper-Connected World

<i>You used to call me on my...flip phone?</i>
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Pop Needs Its Warrior Kesha

Kesha used her voice to stand up for victims. So why is no one doing the same for her?
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What It Means When Female Pop Stars Pick Up Guns

Lately, it seems like firearms and violence are not only all over our newsfeeds, but also in huge videos from Rihanna, Lana Del Rey, Nicki Minaj and Taylor Swift.
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We’ve Reached Peak Outrage—Now What?

Between Nicki, Taylor, Rihanna, and Drake, July 2015 saw outrage culture in pop explode. How can we have meaningful conversations that go beyond picking sides?
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PC Music And The Limitations Of Parody

Last week, GFOTY tried to defend a racist comment as "a joke." But what—or who—was the punchline?
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Why Ageism In Pop Hurts Females Of All Ages

The media's grossed-out response to the Madonna-Drake kiss reveals more about society's attitudes toward women than we think.
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Why Is Pop Still So Scared Of The Vagina?

FKA Twigs and Björk are breaking down taboos with their reproductive representations of the female body.
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Why An Obama PSA Isn't Enough To Fix Pop's Problem With Abusive Men

When it comes to feminist issues, the music industry doesn't always practice what it preaches.
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The Only Creepy Thing About Pop's New Child Stars Is Us

Why do Sia's video dancer Maddie Ziegler and viral popstar Sophia Grace make people so uncomfortable?
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