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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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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…

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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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One in Five

College is a time of exciting change and transition for many young adults all across America. This time comes with many new experiences, such as moving away from home, thinking about possible careers and meeting an overload of new people. When it comes time to move in on campus, meeting so many people can feel overwhelming…

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Some Things Need to Be Kept Out of March Madness

Usually when I write these posts, I look at social issues in the news or choose to critically analyze media, but this week I’m changing things up a bit. When I was home for spring break, my brother’s high school got some local media coverage over a controversial March Madness bracket filled with the names…

The Science Wars

I used to be in the sciences in Chemistry, and then I confused everyone when I left to study feminism, oppression, and the humanities and social sciences. At the time, I felt really guilty about my decision, and faced some backlash. Some people thought I was taking an easy way out, wasting my tuition dollars,…

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…