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Slut.

When I was 13 years old, my best friend told me that people had been whispering about me. She told me that my flirtations with my then crush were perceived as quite scandalous, and were major talk on the weekend after the party with the breezers and spin the bottle. She told me that someone […]

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The double bind of “self-respect” is rooted in objectification.

  By: Emily Blum   All too often we hear stories of women being violated or harassed, and then told that they provoked and deserved it. Too many women and girls are told that someone’s abusive, aggressive, or threatening behavior was something that they asked for simply based on their existence in society’s eyes as […]

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Feminism Made Me.

By: Ginger Mayo In childhood, there’s always a right or wrong answer. Your parents respond ‘yes’ or ‘no’. Your math exercises are right or wrong. You can go to the party or you can’t. This dichotomy frames both the basic – and more difficult situations of growing up. While juvenile, it’s comforting to know that […]

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Saying yes (or no) to pubic hair.

By: Bella Baxter   My single mother and two lesbian aunts raised me. Feminism is a flag they are constantly, energetically flying. In our family, any topic as long as it’s interesting and pertinent to the plight of women, is welcome. During Christmas lunch this year there was a slight lull in conversation before my […]

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Who’s the Mean Girl Now?

By: Katrina Williams I have seen the movie Mean Girls more than I’d like to admit. Mean girls do exist and bullying is bad; however, I’m rarely exposed to a true “Mean Girl” experience.  Like  any other Monday, I sat down at my lunch table with a piece of pizza and entered into the realm of […]

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Catcalling in 2014

By: Maggie McMorrow Earlier in 2014 a video came out of a woman walking down the streets of New York in jeans and a v-neck and getting catcalled over 100 times. This video stirred much discussion about what it means to be a woman and catcalling in general. Many men felt attacked by the video […]

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2014’s Feminist Highlights

By: Maggie McMorrow While 2014 saw many feminist tragedies (like the suicide of Leelah Alcorn, the kidnapping of 200 girls by Boko Haram, and generally sexist and racist dialogue concerning black female popstars like Nicki Minaj), there have been some pretty incredible feminist highlights. Here are my top 6! #1 Mo’Ne Davis In 2014 Mo’Ne […]

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GW is Malala

By Calla Gilson: Faculty, students and educators came together in the Jack Morton Auditorium last night to celebrate the launch of I am Malala: A Resource Guide for Educators. As result of several months of collaboration through The Global Women’s Institute of The George Washington University, the resource guide creates a curriculum to accompany the […]

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Top 3 Trends to Eradicate in 2015

By Ginger Mayo Boys being surprised that girls are attractive AND smart. “I never knew such a pretty girl could also be so smart” is a direct pickup line from a party when I was 16, by my fellow 16 year old. I don’t think I can even bother going into why EVERYTHING about that […]

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Girls Count

By Rachel Auslander   On November 19, the United States House passed the Girls Count Act with overwhelming support! Introduced in 2013, the Girls Count Act was created to introduce programs to developing countries to improve birth registration and documentation systems, and give girls the access to basic rights, including the right to a birth […]

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