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“You’re Very Talented– for a Girl”

(Photo source: https://www.youthletic.com/articles/why-you-should-encourage-playing-like-a-girl/ ) It wasn’t until seventh grade when I found my love for running during one of my middle school basketball games. I would have other parents come up to mine and show their amusement by commenting how speedy I was on the court. I loved getting these compliments because they made me feel that…

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The DUFF: A Feminist’s Review

When I first saw the trailer for The Duff, I was immediately turned off. The movie appeared to tell the story of “The Designated Ugly Fat Friend”, an idea that really left a sour impression on me. Add to that Mae Whitman plays the lead character, or the DUFF. As you can see, this actress…

Take Five

Take some time to check out five finds on our radar! Read: Is This What Respect Feels Like? A Real Wonder Woman Speaks Out Upcoming event: 2013 Lavender Celebration View: MPOTUS Learn about a cause/organization: Emily’s List Health/Wellness: Colleen Clark’s Body Image Comic Reminds Us That Our Bodies Don’t Define Us

Take Five

Take some time to check out five finds on our radar! Read: The Jobs With The Biggest (And Smallest) Pay Gaps Between Men and Women Upcoming event: Beasts of the Southern Wild – Film Screening and Critical Discussion. TONIGHT at Coffman! Watch: Fox News Debates Adele’s Weight; Nutritionist Tells Adele, Kelly Clarkson To Slim Down…

When you’ve bigger boobies…

You’ll get a rich boyfriend to buy you diamonds and rubies. Right? As I was scrolling through my Twitter feed this past weekend, I stumbled across a tweet from the Huffington Post which read, “LOOK: Birthday card sends AWFUL message to young women huff.to/SFxK1E” Well, obviously I’m go to click the link with a headline like that, just…

Take Five

Take five minutes or so to check out five finds on our radar! To read: Iconic kissing sailor photo depicts sexual assault, not romance  Upcoming event: Various Stages of Drowning: A Cabaret, Dining Alone Need a laugh? Watch this:  Learn about a cause/organization: Adios, Barbie Wellness: 7 Ways to Love Your Body (Through Thick & Thin)

Take Five

Every week here at the Women’s Center, we are constantly finding interesting videos, articles, and news stories that are directly related to issues of equality, diversity, social justice, etc. We encourage all of you to take five minutes or so to check out  five finds on our radar: For thought: 14-Year-Old Pakistani Girl Malala Yousufzai…

Thinterest: A Disturbing Trend

**I am fully disclosing right now that this post involves some topics that are difficult for those with an ED (no, not erectile dysfunction). I’m telling you now – this is “mild” on the “trigger” scale, but if you’re sensitive to this, consider passing. There aren’t triggering pictures, but I’ll summarize so curiosity is sated:…