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ICYMI: International Women’s Day

Graphic Credit: Trevor Stansberry In case you missed it, International Women’s Day just passed by on Tuesday, March 8th. After years of women battling for some form of recognition or celebration, the first official International Women’s Day was celebrated in 1975 by the United Nations. The day was created solely to commemorate women and their accomplishments, as…

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Catching up to Canada

Canada’s new International Trade Minister Chrystia Freeland is congratulated by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Chris Wattie, AFP/Getty Images Recently Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau appointed 30 ministers in the most diverse cabinet the country has ever seen. Of the 30 nominated were 15 women, an act that made headlines for having created a gender-equal cabinet. When…

Why I’m Afraid To Go To School Today: Brother Jed

With my first post of the academic school year, I wanted to address the new freshmen who may stumble across the Women’s Center’s blog – welcome, you guys! – but in light of events occurring this week, I feel as though it’s more important to discuss something else first. For those of you who are…

The Best And Worst Places In The World To Be A Woman

“This infographic crunches data on maternal health, economic status, education, contraception use, and other factors to show where women are doing well and where their lives can be exceptionally hard.” Read the full article and view an enlarged version of the infographic.

The Obligatory Wedding Dress Discussion

Get it? Because I’m female, I must talk about wedding dresses at one point in my life. Although this post is not about why Dresses Are Bad, why women Don’t Wear Pants to these auspicious day(s) of their life, and any other standard gripes one could conceive, it will, however, mention Katy Perry. So, perhaps…

Updates in the World of Social Justice

Hello again my feisty femmes/ women’s center readers! I’m sure all one of you have been eagerly awaiting my fall semester debut, and were less than pleased when I stood you up that infamous Thursday the 29th.  Alas, I am not too great with the calendars; I’d thought our date was for next Thursday.  And…

Europe’s Dirty Secret: Roma Sterilization

So, I’m perhaps going out on a limb here by saying that when you hear the word “Roma,” you think of tomatoes or the Vatican. That’s okay! Roma culture traditionally prefers a lack of spotlight. Arguably, we are not a flashy people. It has only been within the past few decades that we’ve let ethnographers…

And God in all this?

Soon, my dear readers, I may have no words.  It’s been a least 2 months since I’ve written anything on here, and as Dorothy Fontana once said: “You can’t say, I won’t write today because that excuse will extend into several days, then several months, then… you are not a writer anymore, just someone who…

Women of the Revolution: Forgotten Already?

Well, it seems the Daily Show stole my idea of discussing the role of women in the recent Middle East democracy protests.  Although I probably can’t out-funny Kristen Schaal, I’ll at least give you guys my take on what’s been happening with these female activists and why exactly their voices are not being heard. First,…