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Yet Another Threat to Women’s Right to Choose

It seems that women can’t go a day without someone trying to violate their reproductive rights and their rights to their bodies. As of late, this is especially true when they live in Wisconsin and Scott Walker is calling the shots. He just won’t stop proposing laws and regulations, specifically on abortion. In my opinion,…

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The Bechdel Test: A Catalyst

Close your eyes and think back to the last movie that you saw. Got it? Now, imagine the setting, the way the characters interacted and conversed with their friends and surroundings; now think about the conversation. Were there at least two named female characters? If you answered “yes”, did they have a conversation with one another?…

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Women at the Olympics

Writing this while watching the Women’s Slope Style event at the winter olympics, I feel uncomfortable. I am appalled by the sexism coming from my own friends. Almost nothing about their comments have anything to do with the athletic performance of the women on TV. Almost everything has to do with how “hot” or “sexy”…

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Pop Culture Thursday: Women at the Grammys

On Sunday night I tuned in to watch the Grammys. Unfortunately, I was misinformed of the time and missed half of it. By the time I turned it on I was just in time to catch P!nk’s performance of “Try”. Suspended from ropes high above the stage, she performed her song while doing acrobatic twirls…

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Take Five: Politics Edition

In honor of our upcoming annual training Elect Her: Campus Women Win, take some time to check out five political finds on our radar! 1. Read: Smith blazes a trail for women in politics 2. Upcoming Event: Elect Her: Campus Women Win (Apply today!) 3. View: Eleanor Holmes Norton 4. Learn about a cause/organization: womenwinning 5.…

Take Five

Take some time to check out five finds on our radar! Read: Public Art Project Addresses Gender-Based Street Harassment in a Big Way Upcoming event: Critical Conversation-Examining the Academy: Helping a Centuries-Old Institution Create a New Culture (Sept. 20) View: Melissa Harris-Perry’s Open Letter: Transgender acceptance and real courage Learn about a cause/organization: The BLK…

Take Five

Take five minutes or so to check out five finds on our radar! To read: Daddy Issues: Where Are All The Single Dads of Color? (Not on TV…) Upcoming event: Self-Defense Workshop on 11/26 Watch: Gay Men Will Marry Your Girlfriends Learn about a cause/organization: Goldie Blox For fun: What’s Your Favorite Thing About Being…

Elect Her Training Coming Soon!

By Guest Contributor Sara Pennebecker Minnesota has never elected a woman as governor, no woman of color has ever held a statewide elected office, and currently women lead none of the 21 Fortune 500 companies in the state.  These numbers are similar to national statistics.  Women make up only 17% of positions in Congress, there…

Right Now: Five Things On Our Radar

So far, it’s a quiet summer in the Women’s Center, with our regular bloggers on hiatus. We are still wanting to have some content at least once a week here at the blog. If you are interested in guest posting, give us a holler. In the meantime, here are a couple of things that have…