Opinion

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’”

What is White Feminism?

Leila Kalliel // With an influx of information and a new attention to intersectionality in general education, many people have heard a relatively new term encompassing a phenomenon known as “white feminism”. But what is it, and what does it really mean?  Wikipedia defines White Feminism as, “a form of feminism that focuses on the strugglesContinue reading “What is White Feminism?”

Period Cups: Eco-guilt Surrounding Menstruation

by Rayanne Asuncion // Menstruation: a natural bodily function that remains a taboo in 2021. From secret tampon exchanges under the table, to hormonal acne, to bringing your entire bag into the bathroom stall just to replace sanitary products, people with periods are socially conditioned to feel ashamed and disgusted at that time of theContinue reading “Period Cups: Eco-guilt Surrounding Menstruation”

The Brazen Woman

By Victoria Mongiardo // As a woman, I am assumed to be altruistic, empathetic, nurturing, and sweet, and while I wouldn’t say that those characteristics are completely inaccurate to who I am, it is problematic to confine women to such demure terms. By defining a proper woman as someone who should embody these docile characteristics, womenContinue reading “The Brazen Woman”

Being a Feminine Feminist

 By Leila Kalliel //I’ve been trying to think of a way to sum up my relationship with femininity. Several titles for this article have come and gone. Among them, “It’s Hard Being a Feminist and Having a Boyfriend,” which was a close second until I realized that my problem isn’t as much about romantic relationshipsContinue reading “Being a Feminine Feminist”

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