Why are we punishing women for getting abortions?

Image Credit: thinkprogress.org It seems as though there is a never-ending conversation surrounding women and their right to make decisions about their own bodies. So in March when Donald Trump made a comment that women seeking abortions should be subject to “some form of punishment”, all I could think, as I heaved a sigh of frustration, was…

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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Women’s Cancer: Making Sense of Hormones

This year’s Ada Comstock Distinguished Women Scholars Award Lecture features Professor Carol A. Lange, from the departments of Medicine and Pharmacology at the University of Minnesota. Professor Lange’s lecture, Women’s Cancer: Making Sense of Hormones, offers presents an overview of her latest research on women’s hormones and breast cancer, in particular how estrogen and progesterone receptors…

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…

Issues of Cosmo

This post will discuss my issues with Cosmo magazine. Issues as in problems, issues as in publications. Punny, right? Whew… Anyway… I’m sure I’m not the first person to bring this up, (Actually, I know I’m not. Exhibit A, Exhibit B, Exhibit C, so on and so forth) but since I’ve had a Cosmopolitan Magazine subscription…

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 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…