Gameday Toxicity

Disclaimer: This is not an attack on Gameday itself or on college football, this is a commentary on sexist culture pervading Gameday festivities. Also trigger warning for conversations on sexual assault. As many students were made aware by the six semi trucks parked on the quad Friday, College Gameday decided to return to JMU after […]

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Don’t Touch My Birth Control

President Trump, keep your filthy, sell out, misogynist hands off my birth control! Hello friends, I’m here today with quite a bit of fury. The Trump administration has decided that effective immediately they are rolling back the Obama-era ACA amendment that required employers to offer birth control as part of their insurance policies. This was […]

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“Trump Won. Get Over it.”

TW: brief mentions of sexual assault/rape “So,” she said with a heavy sigh, “do we want to talk about it?” It was the day after the election, and my normally lively class was silent. As a political science minor, this election was fascinating to me on an academic level. Nobody saw this coming – not […]

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“I’ll have the Broccoli, Fried Okra and a side of women empowerment, please.”

“Woooah there, little missy! I could see that beautiful smile of yours from a mile away!” If you’ve ever worked in the service industry and you identify as a woman, this type of comment may seem all too familiar to you. “Ah, Stanley,” you say, masking your responsive cringe behind wide eyes and a vibrant […]

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Banking On Ignorance— The Sexist Issues With Wells Fargo’s Newest Campaign

A few months ago, I found myself in the middle of a conversation about gender stereotypes and whether or not assigning a preconceived notion of masculinity or femininity to a particular sport or activity was detrimental to all who were involved. I argued that it was. After the rebranding of femininity as something positive as […]

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