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Tobacco, Vaping, and New Laws

We all know smoking is bad, yet it is still increasingly popular especially since Juuls and other vaping products became mainstream and yet not much is being done about it. I mean yeah, they took some of the Juul flavors off shelves and places are really cracking down on IDing people, especially kids, but is […]

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If You Want It, Take It

Last week I stumbled across the Victoria’s Secret PINK GRL PWR event at Grafton-Stovall Theatre. It featured a panel of strong likeminded women with the common goal to celebrate, support, and inspire girls everywhere. I had no idea what I had gotten myself into before walking through those huge movie theatre doors, but let me […]

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#selfienation

With the click of a button or the tap of a screen, women can edit themselves. With the popularity of selfies, not only do we control the picture to perfection, but we filter and edit them to create our own unattainable beauty standards.

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Your News for THIS WEEK!

A lot is happening in the news – both nationally and globally. Here are a few key stories this week…   Green Book wins “Top Feature Film” The 2018 comedy-drama won a “Top Feature Film” award! Green Book is based on the true 1960s story of a blue-collared Italian-American bouncer and an African American classical […]

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Who’s Voting? (Married) Women Are!

In a recent discussion in class, we talked about how voting patterns in women have often reflected what their husbands have voted for.  As a whole, married women tend to have more conservative beliefs and single women tend to lean more toward with Democrats.   But is this ‘marriage gap’ still in effect?  Especially after the […]

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Let’​s talk about sex… ed

University health centers: I think we’ve all heard some differing opinions on them but, in my opinion, I think the one here at James Madison University is pretty high up there on the list of good ones. Today I’d like to focus on how JMU addresses sexual wellness for students. Personally, I have dealt with […]

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Schools need better sex ed.

Were any of you all taught about sexual harassment or assault in your sex education classes? Because I was not. This may sound stupid, but in turn I grew up not knowing when I was being sexually harassed and even assaulted. With the statistic being that one in five women will be sexually assaulted in […]

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What’s Happening?!

Welcome back, everyone! Go Dukes!!!! JMU women’s basketball crushed it this past weekend. This past weekend JMU women’s basketball climbed their way to the top not once, but twice.The lady dukes won 65-48 against William & Mary on Friday. On Sunday, the women continued to crush it and they won 82-30 against Elon. The JMU […]

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#MeToo in Blue: Ending the Myth of the Sexual Violence Political Divide

The headline in Politico stated: “Franken scandal haunts Gillibrand’s 2020 chances.”  The more I read, the more the nuanced irony set in—a female politician blamed for a party’s struggles.  Because she spoke out against a male colleague credibly accused of sexual harassment by a multitude of women.  Because she spoke.  Senator Kirsten Gillibrand lost the […]

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Feminism & the Media

Let’s face it.  Everything you see is filtered by the media.  And especially issues that are ‘controversial’ are especially filtered.  And it’s hard to figure out your own viewpoint by all the forms of information that are vying for attention from every side.  In the era of fake news, how do we discern what’s real […]

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We got the NEWS!

Salutations everyone! Get excited, it’s our first newsroom of the semester! Supreme Court Supports Transgender Military Ban Some not so exciting, fun, or fresh news.  On Tuesday, January 22nd, the Supreme Court announced that they would be honoring Trump’s ban on transgender individuals from serving in the US military. This comes a year and a […]

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MENtal health: Real Men Don’t Cry

“I DON’T have emotions. I’m not like YOU.” My most recent relationship revolved around this concept. My boyfriend would remind me, time and time again, that I was  overly emotional, which is something he couldn’t understand since he had “no emotions.” Men don’t have emotions, right? Real men don’t cry. This is SUCH a problem. Society […]

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Stop Joking About Mental Health

As someone who’s diagnosed with ADHD, it can be frustrating to hear phrases like “I feel so ADHD today” or “I’m going to need some Adderall to pass my finals this semester” from people who don’t actually deal with having ADHD. It’s something that has become normalized, especially in college culture, and I’m honestly not […]

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Skrrrrt! 6 easy ways you can cancel yourself.

Hey! Are you sure of your political views, but have been told you’re wrong? Are you tired of being told that you’re problematic? Have you been personally victimized for voicing your views in public because they actively harm other individuals? Are you “fiscally conservative” and “just really unsure why everything is so political nowadays?”    Then I have a post just […]

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What’s Going on in the News?!

  There has been a lot of things going on in the news and @vagibond and I are here to give you the latest scoop! 1) “Radical Gay Doctor” is the driving force behind NYC’s falling HIV Rate NYC has been known to be the center of the AIDS crisis, and Dr. Demetre Daskalaskis is […]

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Let’s Have a Conversation About Intimacy

In a society where people meet their significant others on dating apps, “Hook-Up Culture”  is prevalent amongst college-aged individuals, and the phrase “Let’s keep things casual” defines many relationships. Although I am a firm believer in people expressing their sexualities freely, I do think we need to acknowledge that not all people experience intimacy in […]

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TERF Turf Wars

Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists are one of the worst kinds of people out there. You’re not a feminist, so you’ve been canceled. Blocked. Deleted. …wait hold on SJS, what’s a TERF?   What’s a TERF? Trans Exclusionary Radical Feminists. These are “feminists” who consistently choose to leave trans folks OUT of the conversation. Why? Because, well […]

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