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#Gamergate

There’s been a lot of talk about the Gamergate scandal lately but the speed at which the controversy has exploded is overwhelming and amidst all the internet chaos it can be difficult to pinpoint the key issues at hand. What exactly is Gamergate and what should we as an online community be doing about it?…

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Take Five

Take some time to check out five finds on our radar! Read: Plus-size? Calvin Klein uses size 10 model in new ad campaign Upcoming Events: November 18th: THIS IS WHO I AM! Defining Myself | Discussion for Women of Color; Appleby Hall room 41, 11:45am-1:00pm RSVP at z.umn.edu/womenandsuccess View: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage Videos:…

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The Problem With That Catcalling Video

Remember that catcalling video that got over 16 million views? Well it also got a ton of criticism and it’s not hard to see why. The video features a woman walking down the streets of New York for ten hours and minding her business while getting “catcalled” by several men. While the main point of…

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Abuse on Youtube

It all started a few years ago. In 2012, popular Youtube vlogger and musician Mike Lombardo was exposed as having solicited and received child pornography from his underage female fans. He was sentenced to five years in prison on child pornography related charges and is currently serving out his sentence in Texas. The Youtube community…

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The Power of Scholarship: Jennifer Chang

How has the Dr. Rusty Barceló scholarship from the University of Minnesota’s Women’s Center impacted my education and my life? Let me count the ways… First, it validated that I, an immigrant woman, deserved the same education and opportunities as everyone else. Studying Materials Science and Engineering in the College of Science and Engineering, every…

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Take Five

Take some time to check out five finds on our radar! Read: 2014: Historic gains for women in politics Upcoming Events: November 13th: Give to the Max Day; November 18th: THIS IS WHO I AM! Defining Myself | Discussion for Women of Color; Appleby Hall room 41, 11:45am-1:00pm RSVP at z.umn.edu/womenandsuccess View: If Buying Condoms…

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The Power of Scholarship: Tawana Terrell

The Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló Scholarship was a saving grace for me. I was a non-traditional student and as a result I did not have many scholarships available to me. The scholarship afforded me the opportunity to finance my expensive major, Interior Design. Books and supplies are extremely expensive in the Interior Design major, and…

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On growing up: Radcliffe vs. Watson

It is not uncommon of child actors to have trouble moving on in their adult life. Having grown up in a role, it can be difficult to not be forever seen as the role they had as a child. However, this becomes problematic when it becomes apparent that only male actors seem to be experiencing…