A couple days ago, I went shopping with my boyfriend since both of us were in need of our usual basic necessities. When we were checking out, I was shocked to see how much more I was spending than him. We each purchased one package of razors and a stick of deodorant of the same […]
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LOCAL NEWS “The Abortion Battle on Virginia’s Border” Bristol is a twin town that is both in Tennessee and Virginia. Following Roe v. Wade, abortion is illegal in Tennessee, yet legal in Virginia. This article follows a story of a clinic right on the border of Tennessee who faced many obstacles moving into Virginia. The […]
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As I re-adjust to school after a much-needed Thanksgiving break, I’ve been reflecting on the holiday and the time I spent with my family and friends. At Thanksgiving this year, my entire family gathered at our shared log cabin deep in the woods of Maine. It was wholesome, intimate, and a perfect moment to bond […]
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It is sad to see that complete gender equality has not yet been accomplished anywhere across the globe. Growing up in America and learning about Women’s rights in places like Afghanistan and Iran has made me feel incredibly fortunate. Even though America is not perfect and has definitely not reached perfect gender equality, we are […]
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An exploration into the concept of “Clitoracy” My roommate is a women and gender studies minor, so we often get into great discussions about the overlap of the things we learn in classes. Recently, she introduced me to a ted talk from a woman named Sophia Wallace about the concept of Clitoracy. This was a […]
Read More The Hole is not the whole
The next general election in Harrisonburg, VA is coming up this November, 8th! As citizens of the United States, individuals are given the ability to vote for people that represent their ideals and needs in society. Although we are lucky to have this power, there is a damanging misconception individuals have about our democracy, that […]
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As black women in America what has been said to be our #1 priority? PROTECTING BLACK MEN As black women, everyone expects us to be responsible for making sure our black men prosper ahead of us. They expect us to be such “strong black women”. No, I am not telling you this is right, but […]
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I cannot count the number of times I have been sitting in public and overheard a conversation between men talking and picking apart women. They are comments about a woman’s body, her personality, her intelligence, and the worst, how she wouldn’t have sex with them. This happens far more often than you may think. I […]
Read More Why Men Need to Become Feminists.
This article explores both sides of the long-awaited Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard battle that will be making its way to Virginia this April. It also discusses cancel culture and the double standards of men and women when it comes to domestic violence.
Read More Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard Trial: The Double-Standards for Domestic Abuse
I am studying abroad this summer in Valencia, Spain to do an internship, cool right? We had a meeting with everyone in the program this past week to get all of our questions addressed. One person asked, “what is the dress code for these internships?”, which turned out to be a concern for all of […]
Read More Gender Inequality Across the Globe