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Take Five

Take some time to check out five finds on our radar! 1.) Read: 6 Inspiring Quotes From Malala Yousafzai’s Forbes Under 30 Speech About Feminism 2.) Upcoming events: October 27th: Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholar/Lecture – Women’s Cancer: Making Sense of Hormones, 4:00pm Cowles Auditorium, Hubert H. Humphrey School of Public Affairs 3.) View: Always #LikeAGirl…

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Saving More Than Just Second Base

This year the University of Minnesota Twin Cities’ breast cancer awareness event will be held on Oct. 25th. While this is for an admirable cause, the event itself is known through the problematic title of the ‘Save Second Base 5K.’ This is not uncommon for breast cancer-related events. Most groups and associations will use similar…

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ICYMI: Celebrating University Women Awards Program

In case you missed it, last Friday, October 17th, the Celebrating University Women’s Awards Program took place. This is an event designed to honor the recipients of the Women’s Center awards, grants and scholarships. The event began with a welcome from Women’s Center interim assistant director, Uyenthi Tran Myhre. This was followed by opening remarks from…

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The Bechdel Test: A Catalyst

Close your eyes and think back to the last movie that you saw. Got it? Now, imagine the setting, the way the characters interacted and conversed with their friends and surroundings; now think about the conversation. Were there at least two named female characters? If you answered “yes”, did they have a conversation with one another?…