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#strongerthan : Natalia Atwal

Malala Yousafzai a young women from a country close to our own. However the ideals of this country are far from our own. Swat Valley a place that over the years has fallen to the ruling of a notorious Islamist militant group. The ideals and foundation of this group hinder the growth of women and […]

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#strongerthan : Katie Key

In my opinion, Malala Day is already a huge success. The fact that there are already change makers, inequality fighters, and terrorist survivors is enough to celebrate Malala Day every day. However, none of it would have been as influential and powerful if it wasn’t for Malala Yousafzai. She may be three years younger than […]

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#strongerthan : Ginger Mayo

On this day, I thank Malala Yousafzai for reminding me that there are no excuses. There are no excuses for young girls not to receive adequate educations. There are no excuses for women to be shamed into covering their bodies against their will. There are no excuses for young girls being too scared to walk […]

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#Selfie

A few months ago the dj mix #selfie made its way into mainstream media and completely engulfed the minds of young adolescents. It played in every radio station and was hummed in the mouths of all the young people that were attracted to it. However, along being produced by the famous Chainsmokers and containing extremely […]

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Recognition in STEM

When you think of famous scientists, mathematicians, and engineers, how many women do you think of?  Not a lot, right? It’s kind of obvious how women are majorly underrepresented in STEM fields today. In fact, women only make up a quarter of the STEM workforce, although about 60% of college graduates are girls. The number […]

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A Closer Look At Father’s Day.

Closing up at work last evening, one of the guys from utility asked if we needed any help cleaning up in concessions. My coworker responded, “sure, let him take out the trash, that’s a manly job.” No one batted an eye at the phrase, “manly job”. When did cars, trash and plumbing become “manly” jobs? […]

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The ‘Not So Hilarious’ Part of Comedy

The Bechdel test serves as a commonly used measure for the way women are portrayed in film: are they seen as objects, or real people? Are they underrepresented? When women are included in movies, do their characters revolve around men? Nonetheless, I feel as if this test often under-looks the imbalance of romantic comedies. While […]

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Science and… male bias?

Although there is a clear divide in opportunity for Girls and Women in scientific fields, who knew there would be a similar division in the role of science in our daily lives? What do YOU think about science and male bias? Sourced Here

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Why We Need Guys for Girls’ Education

In the fall of 2012, a She’s the First chapter was founded at the University of Wisconsin-Madison by my dear friend, Emily Parkinson. She heard about the 501(c)(3) through her sorority and decided to take initiative and start a chapter at our university. The main goal of She’s the First is to raise money to […]

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Breast Cancer and Vivisection: Understanding Our Skewed Perspective.

In the summer of 2007, when I was eleven years old, my mother was diagnosed with breast cancer. I remember very little of the operation – thankfully, it happened quickly and safely (my mother is now cancer-free). I do, however, remember the ongoing fight during the two consecutive years. I was most stricken by the […]

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