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Self-Love in the Summer

By: Jenna A Alas, the season of unmerciful shorts and cropped tops is upon us. And with it descends the inevitable body hate from both within ourselves and from others. There’s only one thing society hates more than Justin Bieber— self love. Often mistaken for conceit, it’s mocked and condemned. Humility— or self-flagellation— is a […]

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Dating and the Rise of the Pseudo Male Feminist

Disclaimer: Not for young readers! Ages 16+ By Bella Baxter Being single is glorious, as is being in a relationship, but dating? Dating is a tedious, vapid contact sport. I date semi regularly. Most dates are awful and the rest are mediocre. One was amazing. He had the bluest eyes I have ever seen, and […]

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Addressing the Wage Gap

By: Rachel Auslander At the Oscars, Patricia Arquette called for equal pay in her speech for best supporting actress for her role in Boyhood. This was met with thunderous applause, loud cheers, and reactions of agreement from Meryl Streep and J-Lo that were so great; they were turned into a gif. However, during a press […]

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Modern Chivalry

By Leah Weigel Chivalry has traditionally been associated as the art of a man. In many cultures it includes the man opening doors for women, giving women their coats when they are cold, etc. Basically general kindness directed toward women. There is a misconception going around that feminism means anti-chivalry — if women want equality, […]

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International Womens Day 2015: A Review

March 8th was International Women’s Day! This day was just as important as the International Day of the Girl in October. This year’s theme for the day is ‘Make It Happen’, which is a statement that will hopefully serve as a call to action for everyone to create gender equality around the world. It’s time!!!!! […]

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Defining a Culture: A Review of India’s Daughter

BY: Natalia Atwal Warning: Spoilers India’s Daughter online:  http://urbanasian.com/featured/2015/03/bbc-releases-indias-daughter-on-youtube/ In my last post I briefly discussed a major rape incident that occurred in Delhi, India. The gang rape took place in 2012, and this past week a documentary of the event was published.  The documentary was produced by British producer Leslee Udwin, and was banned […]

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I’m Not Sorry: How I’m Still Learning When to Not Say Sorry

BY: Katrina Williams Ever since I could speak, I’ve practically lived to please others. My daily successes all depended on how many people I could make happy, and trust me when I say that I did whatever I could to make people happy. Often, at the expense of my own happiness. I would spend most […]

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Bathing Suitable

By Leah Weigel As Spring is approaching many of us, the “bikini body” season is lurking in the air. Internet ads and media are slowly amping up their “try this diet,” “how to loose 10 pounds in 1 week,” and “get the flat stomach you’ve always wanted” ads and commercials. It is very overwhelming to […]

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Why calling yourself a ‘meninist’ is both insulting, and stupid.

A while back a twitter account under the name @MeninistTweet was started as a parody group tweeting about the ‘mens rights’ movement and making fun of feminists. This account spun off into what some men think of as a real movement fighting for the rights of all men with many voicing their concerns about the […]

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Advice to my Future Daughter

BY: Bella Baxter If I ever have you, because I haven’t found anyone near good enough for me to actually consider mixing genes. Seriously, no one. Well, there was one but he moved to another country to write music and whittle spoons from fallen tree branches. Last night I skyped him and he said I […]

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