Porn Stars Have Rights Too

*Trigger Warning: Sexually Explicit Content “To be clear: My experience in porn has been nothing but supportive, exciting, thrilling and empowering.” With that statement in her interview with XOJane, the Duke University student, with an active career as a porn star, made jaws drop. Her story is every tabloid magazine’s dream: a female student at an elite […]

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The Purity Myth

For the longest time, my roommate has been trying to get me to read Jessica Valenti’s The Purity Myth. The book talks about the myth of virginity and the implications it has for culture. After now reading it, I can’t believe it had taken me so long to sit down and do so. Valenti’s witty and […]

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“He wouldn’t need to rape someone- he is hot” and misconceptions of sexual assault

*Trigger Warning for sexual assault and rape*   Two weeks ago, former NFL football player Darren Sharper was charged with rape on multiple accounts. According to court files, Sharper drugged 11 people and raped 7 women. The scenarios described by the victims suggests the met Sharper at the bar, gave them a drink, and then […]

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My Prejudice to Eating Disorders: Shout Out to Tri Sigma, Kathleen MacDonald and the George’s

Trigger Warning: Eating Disorders One of our professors for ShoutOut! suggested that the class check out Tri Sigma’s, “Leslie George Speak Out,” which addressed eating disorders and created a venue for people to talk to an audience about their inexperience or experience with eating disorders. The event was in memory of Leslie George who lost […]

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Sunday Night Spotlight

  Redheadfemme found an interesting article on Feministing about Arizona’s new discriminatory legislation. lfleetwood loves that a Tucson Pizzeria is showing support for LGBT rights when such a discriminatory bill has just been passed. If you’re in the area, this is the place you might considering eating discrimination-free!

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Why We Should Stop Hate-Reading

The masculinity based online blog “Return of Kings” blasts that it is a blog for the promotion of masculinity. Read: for implementing the patriarchy. The bloggers once announced in an interview that “feminists are the foot-soldiers” for their website, allowing for writing that is atrocious, and borderline abusive in language to receive more reads than […]

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