Feminist Book Review: The Lolita Effect

This semester, I am in a course about constructing girlhood. The subject interested me, as studies about the construction of “girlhood” in are almost entirely contemporary. As a male, I had a completely different childhood construction. The pressures, media, expectations, and a whole host of elements were very different for me. In this course, we […]

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We’re Bringing Sexy Back!

Does being a confident sexy woman mean that you are buying into the stereotypical persona of a sexy woman? Over the years there have been many women who have been sex icons like Marilyn Monroe, Britney Spears or Pamela Anderson. Do these women who are famous for being sex icons degrade us as women? I […]

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Who run the world? Not girls.

Yahoo! recently called for a drastic commitment from their employees. Their workers who work from home were asked to leave their home for work and come into a Yahoo! office to work instead. This decision was made under CEO Marissa Mayer. Mayer is under fire again because she has decided to build a nursery next […]

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Never to Blame

Things that DON’T matter: What she’s wearing If she went home with him If her hair was in a ponytail If she was out late at night If she was by herself Things that DO matter: The fact that most sexual assaults are not reported due to fear The fact that many sexual assaults that […]

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I Am A Woman, Hear Me Roar

I first started taking birth control my senior year of high school, which would mean that I have been on it for almost 5 years.  It wasn’t until I took a course on women’s health issues my spring semester of my junior year, that I gathered a complete knowledge of exactly what birth control does […]

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