Quick Hit: An Upcoming Documentary on the Missrepresentation of Women in the Media

If you have 10 minutes to spare on this lovely Friday afternoon, you should check out this clip of the upcoming documentary Miss Representation, a feminist documentary on women in the media. For more information on the film, check out http://www.missrepresentation.org. I think it would be cool to host a screening here at JMU…what do […]

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Is it because I am female?

Now, this has happened twice thus far while driving on 81 in Virginia.  The first time occurred while I was heading back to JMU from DC in the beginning of the school year.  I use cruise control on these long travels, and yes, I am a left lane driver.  However, a man was driving in […]

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Probably she wasn’t born with it.

“Cosmetics advertising”. I’ll just group that phrase with “Sex”, “Youth” and “Exclusionary.” As a make-up junkie, I can attest to the fact that, walking down a make-up aisle at any drugstore or department store, the amount of sheer advertising that occurs is overwhelming. At every turn, on the front of every precariously balanced display of […]

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“That Girl” is so Awkward

MTV’s newest sitcom “Awkward,” is one that has really caught my attention.  It is definitely a show that I look forward to watching every Tuesday evening at 11pm.  So here is the rundown of the show according to IMDB.com: “’Awkward’ is about the specific incidents in our formative years that define us -sometimes for the […]

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Pro-life? More like anti-choice

As most of you know, Troy Davis was executed this week after spending over two decades on death row. In spite of the vast amount of evidence that he was innocent. And the vast amount of public outcry against his execution. Students from Howard University were arrested for protesting outside the White House (where apparently […]

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The Great Name Debate

I remember the first time I told my mother I am a feminist. Although the standard pieces of imagery that normally accompany a statement like this have floated out of my memory (what I was wearing, where I was standing), I still vividly remember the conversation and her reaction to my “coming out.” She asked […]

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