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Newsroom Roundup

We are @stillstanding99, @imabadwitch, and @thefeministsunflower, and this is your newsroom roundup of the week! Local News: After a townhall meeting and advice from legal counsel, Rockingham County Public Schools (RCPS) has made the decision to not adopt new inclusivity policies proposed by the Virginia Department of Education (VDOE). These policies were proposed in response […]

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America, who do you care about?

The long list of people failed by the American government continues to grow even as we approach 2022. Refugees, African Americans, and women are a few out of the bunch. Although the first two listed deserve their own blog post; Texas has made the conversation impossible to ignore. Texas and its undying efforts to turn […]

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Pretty Privilege vs. Beauty Penalty

You may be hip to the notorious Tiktok trend, “Tell me you have pretty privilege…without telling me you have pretty privilege.” To which the prompt is stitched with a pretty face who boastfully tells a tale to a camera about how their attractiveness benefited them in a particular circumstance. I angrily reacted to how this […]

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Transgender Day of Visibility

Today, March 31, 2021 is international Transgender Day of Visibility. All around the world, transgender and nonbinary people will be recognized today and it is our job as allies and advocates to show up and show them support. Today is an extremely important day, so let’s talk about it! With such an important day, it […]

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Happy Women’s History Month from yours truly, JMU

James Madison has been honoring the celebratory month with a series of virtual events throughout March.  The first event on March 2nd, titled “Latina Leadership Experience” consisted of a women’s panel conversing on silencing gender, age, ethnicity, and cultural biases in leadership positions.  “D.E.E.P. Dialogue: Human Trafficking” followed the next day, where Impact Diversity Educators […]

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Recap on the History of Feminism

In honor of Women’s History Month, I thought it would be appropriate to highlight the most influential feminist movements leading to modern-day feminism in America. As a feminist myself, I think it is important to learn about the foundations of feminism and redefine what it means to be a feminist in the 21st century. The […]

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