Meredith Bennett-Smith
Meredith Bennett-Smith

Meredith Bennett-Smith is the Identities Section Editor. She is a lover of soccer, social equality, coffee and happy hours. When not fighting the patriarchy or various forces of bigotry, she can be found in Prospect Heights.

Oct. 6, 2014

12 Heartbreaking Confessions Prove Far Too Many Women Don't Realize They Were Raped

Still think we don't need affirmative consent laws?

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July 3, 2014

7 Biggest Lies We Need to Stop Telling About Atheists

Americans have it all wrong.
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June 20, 2014

At One of America's Top Universities, Sexual Assault Perpetrators Graduate and Victims Drop Out

No one should have to see their victimizers walking free around campus.
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May 19, 2014

Hooters Posted a Disgusting Rape Joke on Facebook – And Promptly Denied It

The Internet isn't going to let the restaurant chain get away with this.
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May 8, 2014

29 Powerful Portraits Challenging the Definition of What it Means to Be LGBT

Because everyone deserves a chance to define themselves.
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May 5, 2014

13 Photos Capture the Complex Intimacy of an Open Relationship

"My photos don't answer questions, they ask them."

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April 29, 2014

What TIME 100's Biggest Snub Says About the Way the Media Values Trans People

She was the most talked about woman in the public poll — and then ignored by the magazine.
April 29, 2014

Google Takes Bold Stand Against Fake Abortion Clinics, in Major Win for Women

Google lends a helping hand to the pro-choice movement.
April 28, 2014

The Bearded Pop Star Who Just Won Eurovision Is Challenging Europe’s Views of Homosexuality

Europe has never seen a pop star quite like this.
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April 21, 2014

The Most LGBT-Friendly Country in the World Has Been Declared

A new poll on global morality has named the world's most LGBT-inclusive country.
April 10, 2014

A South Carolina University Was Forced to Cancel This Play Because It Might "Recruit" Lesbians

Hide your kids, hide your wives!

April 1, 2014

Watch This Trans Model Explain the Inspiring Reason She Finally Came Out

Geena Rocero brings transgender activism to the TED main stage for the first time in the series' history.
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March 25, 2014

These Powerful Portraits Capture What Life Is Really Like for Uganda's LGBT Activists

"I know I can be beaten, I know I can be raped, I know I can be killed. But I am not going to leave."
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March 20, 2014

Fred Phelps Is Dead — Why I'm Not Celebrating

A case for compassion.
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March 11, 2014

Absurd Photoshop Fail From Target Highlights What's Wrong With Female Beauty Standards

Don't look now, but I think you're missing something.

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March 7, 2014

27 Powerful Portraits Challenging the Definition of What It Means to Be LGBT

"All of our identities are politicized in one way or another; it is what we choose to do with them that matters."
March 7, 2014

Read CrossFit's Ridiculous Letter to a Trans Athlete

She's a woman. What's the problem?
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March 4, 2014

8 Stunning Photos of Gender-Fluid Model Show the Beauty of Androgyny

The beautiful Erika Linder has "too much imagination to just be one gender."
March 3, 2014

6 Reasons Not Everyone in the LGBT Community Is Celebrating Jared Leto's Oscar

Media missteps and questionable rhetoric left some advocates protesting: #NotYourRayon.