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#UMNfeminist Sweatshirt Giveaway!

Our classic #UMNfeminist hats are currently on hiatus, but you can still rep #UMNfeminist with a sweatshirt, tote, or sticker – all to support the Dr. Nancy “Rusty” Barceló Scholarship! Maroon and gold not your thing (we know there are secret Badger fans out there!), or maybe you already got the original version? Check out…

Ananya Chatterjea and Ananya Dance Theatre artists dressed in green sleeveless tops and green capris. All are standing, and Ananya is in the middle, holding her award certificate.

ICYMI: Dancing as Grass/rising relentlessly

Ananya Chatterjea, Professor of Dance, the 2017 Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholar honoree, gave a lecture and performance, Dancing as Grass/rising relentlessly, at the Barker Center for Dance on November 1. Ananya Chatterjea is a choreographer, dancer, and thinker whose work brings together contemporary Indian dance, social justice choreography, and a philosophy of #occupydance. She is Artistic…

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…

Rewarding Violence through Toxic Masculinity

*Trigger warning: trauma, sexual assault, and violence of all kinds discussed here. Take care of yourself as needed.* Unfortunately, we have had another mass shooting in this country. The queer community and America as a whole continues to rebuild during Pride month through celebrating love and supporting one another through this time. Meanwhile, everyone still…

The Fear of Femininity

  Credit: Katarzyna Babis I attended a holiday celebration when I was home from school after fall semester and was seated for dinner with a large group of people. The woman to my right was explaining why she had to leave early, and she briefly mentioned that her husband would be driving to the restaurant…

“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…

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,…

Magical installation ‘The Garden’ captures the allure of following trends and beautification of society

Karmel Sabri at ‘The Garden’ Photo credit Den-Zel Gilliard/Cej Pls This past Saturday I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Karmel Sabri’s interactive art show, The Garden, and explore the relationship between women, media, and sense of self. The Garden is an immersive installation using nature and self-reflection as a motif, aiming to provoke deeper contemplation…