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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…

Hillary

You get to have lunch with the most influential woman (in your eyes); who is it? why? where do you go? what do you talk about? As someone who doesn’t read many nonfiction books, especially those by inspirational feminists, I’m sad to admit that I don’t know of any semi-famous women who I’d like to…

Elect ME!: Becoming a Leader

If there’s something I’ve been good at for the past 10 years of my life, it’s being a follower. I used to be a happy-go-lucky kid who spoke before thinking anything through. I cared what people thought of me, but not enough to let it shut me up for long periods of time. I was…

What’s Coming Up in 2013

It’s the end of the year, folks, which means it’s time to reflect on resolutions from this last year and make up new ones for 2013. I have yet to come up mine, but I think now would be a good time to talk about what there is to look forward to next year. A…

Binders Full of Women

When I started this post a couple of days ago, I had originally intended it to be a post about ‘sexy’ Halloween costumes, but then there was this little comment made about “Binders full of women” last night and this infuriating comment stating “If we are going to allow women in the workplace…” Whoa, hold…

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…

Your Vote is Important

We’re less than one month away from an important presidential election, have you registered yet? If not, you can do so here. Not sure if you’re registered? Find out here. This election in particular is focusing on many issues that directly impact women. Some reports have even said that women voters are going to be…

One Month In and One Month Away

Hello bloggers, I’m back! This summer and the first month of school have been extremely busy for me, but now that I’m getting into the swing of things I can finally set aside time to blog. First, though, I think I should reintroduce myself. It’s already been over a year and a half since I…

Worst Case Scenario: A False Rape Claim

Rape is one of the biggest issues for American feminists, I think. Nothing says “object” like being forced or coerced into non-consensual sex. There are tons of people far more educated than myself who’ve discussed this topic and delved into what is called the “rape culture” of today – aspects of our culture that facilitate…

The War on Women

2000 years after Brutus killed Caesar, we spend our Ides of March contemplating betrayal. Many Republicans believe that this betrayal is about religion. A simple Google search will show the multitude of quotes by Conservatives–especially Fox News anchors–concerning the “War on Religion.” According to them, Christians are being punished for their beliefs because of the…