The first thing that happens when you are born is being assigned a “gender”. If you are born a male, the societal expectation is you will grow up to be a “masculine man” and vice versa for females. Yet for some people, it is not this simple because that is not how they wish to […]
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What do you think of when you hear about Victoria’s Secret brand? I think of push-up bras and thongs. That’s what I would spend my money on in middle school and early high school. Little did I know then I was buying into the falsehoods and lies behind Victoria’s Secret. It was an extremely popular […]
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Brands to support that are women-run In today’s society, it is critical to support one another especially women supporting other women. The fashion industry, which is a multibillion dollar industry, has tons of brands trying to promote their clothing and stand out. In honor of girls supporting girls, I have complied a list of brands […]
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We all have our guilty pleasures. For some people, it is eating a pint of chocolate ice cream and for some people it is watching their favorite show. My guilty pleasure is watching Love Island. I used to be ashamed to admit that I am obsessed with Love Island as a feminist because it reinforces […]
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For as long as I can remember I’ve struggled finding clothes to fit my body type. The first time I realized that I couldn’t wear the same clothes as everyone else, I was in sixth grade. It was my best friend’s birthday and her mom took me and four other girls to the mall for […]
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Welcome back! Here is your afternoon briefing… JMU Students and Faculty participate in global Climate Strike On Friday (9/20/19), around 400 students and faculty walked out of their classes and jobs to stand on the Wilson Hall steps joining in on the global climate strike. They then marched downtown to demand action in preventing climate […]
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It is 2019, and women no longer care to see the idealistic, flawless, photoshopped models that litter their Instagram feeds. In recent years, the fashion industry has finally begun taking steps toward inclusivity in advertising. Now, major clothing brands are promoting diversity by featuring models of different sizes and skin tones, challenging society’s idea of […]
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Attractiveness is a privilege. Point and blank, chances are if you are considered to be “attractive” based off of societies standards, you have a much greater chance at having opportunities than someone who would be defined as “unattractive”. As mentioned in the article hyperlinked above, we look at people who society would define as beautiful, […]
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First off, let me tell you that I’m typically considered a small girl, coming in strong at five feet tall, and about 130lbs. However, I struggle with my body, my appearance – basically everything about myself on a daily basis. Especially within the past year or so, weight has been something that has seemed to […]
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