Opinion

Sex Ed and Sexism

Leila Kalliel // Sexual Education in K-12 schools is a subject which has long been a struggle to implement. From biological essentialism to pregnancy scares, schools just can’t seem to find an appropriate, helpful, realistic middle ground to base their curriculums around. But while the inefficacy of information distributed through sexual education has been aContinue reading “Sex Ed and Sexism”

The “Abnormal” Sex

Maryanne Sheldon // Category: Health Medicine and the science behind it have been inherently biased throughout human history. Women, especially women of color, have been consistently ignored because their bodies were considered the outlier. In religion, government, and society at large, white male bodies have been seen as the norm, the template body plan toContinue reading “The “Abnormal” Sex”

Missing from the media 

Drue Wigton // abuse, murder, missing persons case  On the date of September 11, 2021, it was reported that 22-year old Gabby Petito was missing after she didn’t return with her boyfriend after a month-long trip in their shared van across the country. It wasn’t long until the case went viral; it was a hot topicContinue reading “Missing from the media “

The Evolution of Modern Feminist Activism: What We Owe to Women of Color

Joshen Mantai // Everyone knows about the power that ensued because of the hashtag #MeToo that ignited a social media phenomenon, exposing the underbelly of sexism within various industries. A similar movement paralleled with #TimesUp, repeatedly showing how social media can be utilized as a space for women to be heard. Over 10 years beforeContinue reading “The Evolution of Modern Feminist Activism: What We Owe to Women of Color”

A Mile in my Shoes 

Drue Wigton // On the night of March 3, 2021, a woman named Sarah Everard was walking home from a friend’s house in South London when she was kidnapped in broad daylight and later discovered on March 10, 2021. In light of this recent event, there’s a public upset (as shown by the multiple vigilsContinue reading “A Mile in my Shoes “

Borderline Personality Disorder in Women 

By Victoria Mongiardo // For the final day of Mental Health Awareness month, we found it fitting to discuss a relatively unknown mental illness that most commonly affects women.  Borderline personality disorder is a severe mental illness that typically involves feeling unloved, unwanted, and empty. People with borderline personality disorder tend to feel constantly afraid thatContinue reading “Borderline Personality Disorder in Women “

Let’s Talk About Acne

Karlie Smith // “Don’t worry–your skin will clear in a few years, pimples fade when you become an adult, anyway.” My mother comforted my acne-ridden self with statements similar to these in my pre-teen and teenage years. Of course, I don’t blame her for her desperate attempts to console me in such an insecure state,Continue reading “Let’s Talk About Acne”

The Evolution of me and You: A Personal Perspective on the Male Gaze Backed by Biology

Ladann Kiassat //  The human species love putting themself above the wild animals they abuse, torture, and eat. You’ve often heard a rendition of “man looks into nature and finds himself” in one context or another. Well this is quite literal. A lot of the evolutionary behaviors that animals display in the midst of theContinue reading “The Evolution of me and You: A Personal Perspective on the Male Gaze Backed by Biology”

Young Adult Novels and the ‘Masculine Heroine’

Leila Kalliel //       Young Adult novels are infamous for their overwhelming tendency to rely on well-tested, recurring ‘tropes’ within a narrative to gain audience approval from readers who are often the most impressionable, and are thus most affected by the perpetuation of these literary stereotypes. Some familiar tropes may include: The Chosen One The ParentsContinue reading “Young Adult Novels and the ‘Masculine Heroine’”

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