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What about Samantha Bee? The Lack of Feminist Coverage for “Full Frontal”

Hey, y’all. So, remember that story from a year ago or so when Jon Stewart left the Daily Show, and many, many people were outraged that Trevor Noah, the south African comedian, replaced Stewart’s seat instead of a woman? Remember the hashtags directed at Jessica Williams, then one of the long-standing Daily Show correspondents, to…

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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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Celebrities Are Not Activists, and Here’s Why

Lately, I’ve spent my precious free time reading HuffPost articles about the varying degrees of social consciousness from our favorite celebrities. Whilst perusing each article, I realized celebrities have a confusing relationship with social change. Either these people are considered beacons of social change or bigots fighting adamantly against any type of progressive action. Because the internet and other…

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This week, I’ve felt bad. I’ve felt gross for eating a little or too much, I’ve been stressed out with school, and I’ve felt too tired and weak to work out. Tonight, I sit all bundled up in my sweatpants and snuggie browsing the Internet and eating Chinese take-out. I’ve got a massive food baby,…

Sexism and the Super Bowl

If you, like me, only half watched the Super Bowl while doing homework, you may not have paid complete attention to why this year was a lot different than previous years. This year, while we saw an obvious shift in more marketing towards women, we also saw things that were blatantly sexist or exploitative. Here…

Issues of Cosmo

This post will discuss my issues with Cosmo magazine. Issues as in problems, issues as in publications. Punny, right? Whew… Anyway… I’m sure I’m not the first person to bring this up, (Actually, I know I’m not. Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C, so on and so forth) but since I’ve had a Cosmopolitan Magazine subscription…

Away we go…

Greetings my lovely readers, I’m sad to say that this will be my last regular post with the Women’s Center Blog. I started at the Women’s Center as the Communications Intern last March (and I can’t believe it’s already been over a year!) However, I’m graduating today (which is incredibly weird and I don’t know…

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:…

Good Intentions Don’t Always Breed Good Results

By now this lesson should be ingrained in all of us.  Give the pet goldfish lots of food?  It dies from stuffing itself.  Do a homework problem for a struggling student?  That student learns to depend on you to do all their homework.  And of course, I don’t need to go through the old-fashioned relationship troubles that…

Extra, Extra! Healthy Sexuality |CAN| Save Lives!

People get uncomfortable when I tell them what I want to get into; I want to study Human Sexuality. We’re talking GLBTA issues, sexual abuse, healthy communication, masturbation, psychosocial aspects and all the stupid myths that surround sex that cause shame, guilt and very often – traumatic experiences. The following story is incredibly personal to…