Blood shortage crisis

Moms. Moms know all, even when we do not want to believe them. Mothers unlock a sixth sense when they are handed their child. This sense matures over time; mothers can see threats a mile away and have time to warn their child of upcoming events. What if a mother does not have the luxury […]

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The NWsl has failed their players

The NWSL messed up big time and not just once, but the duration of the leagues whole existence. For those you who don’t follow the National Women’s Soccer League you’re missing out on some great soccer. It’s something I’m very passionate about. I’ve been going to Washington Spirit games since I was in middle school. […]

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Newsroom Roundup 10/15/21

In 10/12/21’s class, we shared one local, national, and global news story that relates to feminism. Local: An annual breast cancer 5k/golf tournament will be held at the Heritage Oaks Golf Course on October 16th. This is their 19th year hosting this event and all the proceeds go to the cause of RMH Foundation for […]

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inequality towards women in sports

Throughout history it was very uncommon for women to do many things in society, like having a job, being able to vote, and playing sports. It was customary for women to stay in the house and fulfill their “womanly” duties at home and take care of the children. Today, we have many accomplished women that […]

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Mental health

I would like to think of myself as a very lucky individual, I have an amazing family, good health, great friends, and so many other things that I am extremely thankful for. When I was younger I never thought that there would be any instance where mental health would affect me personally because I had […]

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Contraception as a FEMINIST issue

This blog post’s purpose is to bring awareness to the mental health effects hormonal birth control has and to connect this awareness to why and how contraception is a feminist issue. First, I think it is important to note that there are multiple options when it comes to selecting the right birth control, and you […]

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Newsroom Roundup 10/08

Local: During this newsroom (October 5th) we both concluded something about the news- you only know how much you search for. While looking for news stories we were able to find a local, global, and national news story that we felt relates to feminism in a multitude of ways that is inclusive to all women. […]

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my journey with Birth control

Disclaimer: This is just my personal experience with birth control. As if being a teenage girl does not suck enough, those are the years we are oh so blessed with what is called the menstrual cycle.  On top of being extremely embarrassed by my hormonal acne like every other teenage girl without porcelain skin, I […]

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Just a Friendly Reminder…Women’s Sports Don’t Disappear After the Olympics

Few things get me more excited than talking about sports. When the Winter Olympics come around my television stays on 24/7. One sport has always fascinated me: Women’s Ice Hockey.  There are only three occasions in which women’s hockey is nationally or internationally televised. One being the Olympics every four years, two being the NCAA […]

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The Problem With Pronouns

I want to explore the topic of gender based pronouns, but first I think it is important to quickly distinguish the difference between sex and gender for anyone who might not be familiar. Sex refers to the biology of a person, whereas gender is a social construction of what it means to be more feminine or masculine. Furthermore, sexual orientation and sexuality typically refer to one’s physical, emotional, and/or romantic attractions.   Like […]

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college party sexism

Pimps and Hoes  CEOs and Office Hoes Golf Pros and Tennis Hoes  Bros and Hoes  These are some of the themes of mixers I’ve been invited to throughout my college career. What’s the common theme here? Hoes. The basic formula = any profession + hoes.  These themes reflect the sexism that is ingrained in college […]

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Newsroom roundup 9/28

Local: The owner of A Bowl of Good is hosting a fundraiser to support Beyond Borders in Haiti who last August experienced a Earthquake large than the one that happened in 2010 there. https://fb.watch/8nifCjzwtH/ National: There could possible be another government shutdown in the near future. The new funding bill proposed by democrats failed to […]

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gay and internally homophobic?

I am a pastor’s daughter that identifies as a lesbian. Fun, right? Here’s my story, get ready for the ride of a lifetime… literally. I grew up in a household that never even mentioned the concept of same-sex marriage (or at least never mentioned in a positive manner). I was homeschooled for the beginning years […]

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Ask me about my diagnoses

The long journey to getting the proper help Trigger Warning: Self-harm Mental illness: we all know about it from social media, friends, and even classes, but how much do we really know about it? As someone who has been diagnosed with 3 mental illnesses, I hope to give you some insight into my life with […]

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Newsroom Roundup 9/20

Local: State of Virginia to hold annual ‘Women in Innovation’ conference Sep. 22. This event is an opportunity for women across the state to come together, talk about their personal endeavors, and encourage the next generation of women leaders. News Article: https://www.wavy.com/news/virginia/virginia-to-hold-annual-women-in-innovation-conference-sept-22/ National: Texas recently passed legislation banning abortions after a heartbeat can be detected. […]

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Feminism is cool.

how i went from hating to loving feminism. Okay, maybe ‘hating’ is a strong word. Just go with it. All my life I have been surrounded by men who told me that being a women made me weak, inferior, and even less “cool” than them. And I believed it. I spent my whole childhood trying […]

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It’s time to stop victim blaming

***trigger warning (sexual assault, domestic violence, abuse, rape) We live in a society that constantly blames victims. This culture of blame repeatedly silences women and is a contributing factor as to why so many victims refuse to speak out.  Abused? What did you do to provoke your significant other? Assaulted or raped? Were you drinking? […]

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Missing the mark at the met gala

For those who are unfamiliar, The Met Gala, formally known as the Costume Institute Gala, is an annual fundraising event which benefits the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Costume Institute in New York City. The gala serves as a grand opening for the annual fashion exhibit curated by the institute. Basically, it is the fashion industry’s […]

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The Taliban’s “Gentle” Approach to Women’s Rights

After Afghanistan fell under Taliban rule on August 15, 2021, women hid in their homes, fearing for their lives. The educated burned their diplomas, struck with the memories of the Taliban’s last takeover in 1996 when nearly all education was banned for women, enforced through obscene, fatal measures. Women were killed for attending co-education classes […]

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Individuality in a sea of “basic”

how sorority recruitment limits women’s uniqueness I am a woman in a sorority and i’ll be the first to say that contrary to popular belief, social sororities have more benefits than they do detriments (that is, in my experience). However, when the familiar recruitment season comes around, it seems as if sororities are less about […]

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Stop asian hate #intersectionality

Imagine the world blaming you for a virus that is affecting everyone’s lives, including your own, solely based on your race. This is the sad truth for Asian people around the globe after the Covid-19 outbreak occurred. Growing up in a relatively diverse area I knew there was existing prejudice against minorities, but I never […]

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Newsroom roundup 9/13

Local News: In late May 2021, Cadet First Captain Kacey G. Meredith became the first female regimental commander at Virginia Military Institute. After her appointment was announced Kacey received a tremendous amount of hate. Especially on the social media platform, Jodel, an anonymous app similar to Yik Yak. In response, law firm Barnest and Thornburg […]

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Untamed: A must read

This blog is about why everyone should read the book Untamed by Glennon Doyle.  A quick background on the book: This book is written by Glennon Doyle and tells her story on how she “untamed” herself from the cages she remained in for the majority of her life that society puts women in. Her story […]

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Why popular podcast “call her daddy” is toxic

   If you’re a college aged student, I’m sure you have heard of the popular podcast, “Call Her Daddy”. If you’re not familiar, it is a podcast that is an affiliate of “Barstool Sports” and has accumulated a huge cult following over the past two years. The 27-year-old host, Alexandra Cooper uses the platform to share explicit and raunchy hookup stories, along with […]

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My Feminist Journey begins here

What is Feminism? What is a Feminist? Four weeks ago, if you would have asked me “What is feminism?” or “What is a feminst?” I wouldn’t have had an answer, or if I did manage to give you an answer, it sadly would have been an ignorant one.  Before taking this feminist blogging course, I […]

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