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ICYMI Feminist Friday: The Art of Arguing

Does thinking about going home for the holidays leave you feeling anxious, mentally preparing yourself for conversations you wish you didn’t have to have? You may feel right at home with your friends in the city, living in a liberal bubble, agreeing on raising the minimum wage and pro-choice legislation. But if you weren’t raised…

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The “Illusion of Knowing” and other ways technological innovation is affecting our values

Blue feed/red feed, courtesy of the Washington Post graphics (http://graphics.wsj.com/blue-feed-red-feed/) Of the many things that this election has highlighted – of which many, more qualified voices than mine have discussed, such as the impact of our words and racism in America – one that I did not consider until recently was the impact of technological…

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When Nothing Changes

So, this is the most depressing topic I could possibly have chosen for my last blog post on this forum. Yes, this is my last post with the Women’s Center at the University of Minnesota, but not in life. I hope to continue writing online and/or just in life generally, so, ya know… don’t be…

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Five Ways to Make Your Graduation More Feminist

A week ago, I graduated from the University of Minnesota. While I am grateful for the people who helped me get there, I credit my fierce feminism for the fact that I did well in school and remained true to myself during the process of graduating. However, I find it can be difficult to remain feminist in family-related gatherings,…

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Planned Parenthood and the Right to Choose

Planned Parenthood has been under a lot of scrutiny lately, and people seem to confuse the support of Planned Parenthood with the support of heinous abortion tactics. However, Planned Parenthood is available for a variety of reasons, not solely for abortion services. Planned Parenthood Action Fund explains how it was founded with six main values, all regarding women’s right…

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Living Within The Margins on Campus

One of the many dangers that arise as a result of living in a society that has been intentionally constructed to protect and uphold the privileges of certain groups is that fact that even educational institutions are not immune from it. As a result, there are issues that female college students face that can affect…