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Follow Friday: The Feminist Wire

The mission of The Feminist Wire is “to provide socio-political and cultural critique of anti-feminist, racist, and imperialist politics pervasive in all forms and spaces of private and public lives of individuals globally. Of particular critical interest to [them] are social and political phenomena that block, negate, or limit the satisfaction of goods or ends…

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Two women, one dinner

(Photo from http://www.onelifesuccess.net/maya-angelou-why-the-caged-bird-sings-life-lessons) The prompt for my blog this week is “What one influential woman would you like to have dinner with?” Honestly, I’m usually not great at picking favorites; if you ask me what my favorite movie is, it is so much easier to give you my top ten than to just pick one. But in…

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What I’m Currently Watching: Broad City

As someone who watches HBO Girls, I defended the show for a while. Despite its startling lack of diversity, I continued watching the show because I felt that at its heart it was still solid television. However, the third season, which has felt uneven and off, has disappointed me. I decided to check out Comedy…

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[ICYMI] International Women’s Day 2014

This past Saturday, March 8th was International Women’s Day, and the Women’s Center represented it well! Women’s Center staff made BEAUTIFUL flowers with uplifting messages to give to passerbys in commemoration of International Women’s Day. Special recognition goes to Women’s Center intern Pearl Oyunbaatar for coordinating this wonderful act of kindness! Women’s Center student staff…

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Follow Friday: I AM THAT GIRL

I recently stumbled onto an organization called “I Am That Girl”, and I am blown away by how amazing it is. That’s why my suggestion for follow friday is the blog on the organization’s page. This non-profit has a simple goal to change girl’s and women’s lives for the better by spreading a message of…

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Allow me to introduce myself

Hello there! First things first, I’m Laura, and I’m the newest volunteer blogger here. So. Yeah. I’m really passionate about LGBT rights, and I’m also extremely interested in how Hollywood portrays gender roles, in both TV shows and feature films. I’m a feminist – not by the “burning bras/misandry” definition. Because that simply isn’t feminism.…

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Learning About Myself Through My Family

In my family, I am the oldest and only female identified member out of my two brothers and three cousins. A lot of how I came to understand masculinity through my interactions with them, my father, uncles, and grandfathers. They helped me to see not only what positive examples of masculinity looked like, but also…

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Take Five

Take some time to check out five finds on our radar! 1. Read: How We Made Our Miracle (Melissa Harris-Perry’s Path of Surrogacy) 2. Upcoming Event: Spring Back: A Cabaret of Resilience 3. View: Toni Morrison Refuses to Downplay Her Race and Gender! 4. Learn about a cause/organization: Public Leadership Education Network 5. Twitter feed…