Find the Good in Women Who Aren't Margaret Thatcher

April 16, 2013
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Find the Good in Women Who Aren't Margaret Thatcher

By Ren Jender “She must have been miserable,” one of my Facebook “friends” wrote as a kind of eulogy for Margaret Thatcher. I had to disagree. Margaret Thatcher, before she began to suffer from dementia, had, in every recorded moment of her political career (as well as her writing after that career was over) the same joy as Pat Buchanan has in his television appearances: the both of them...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Millennial Feminists, Stand Up!

April 15, 2013
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By Ashley Yenick Many college-aged women have a skewed view of feminism and how it might apply to them.  Millennial feminism was brought to my attention by an article at CNN.com written by Hannah Weinberger entitled, “Where are all the Millennial Feminists?”  She argued that millennials believe in equal rights, but often shy away from the “f-word.”  Many find difficulty identifying with the movement, and some “don’t think there’s...
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On Guns, Fetuses, and “Pro-Life” Hypocrisy

April 15, 2013
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On Guns, Fetuses, and “Pro-Life” Hypocrisy

Last week, while grieving parents of the children killed in Newtown were tearfully urging gun control measures, Rep. Steve Stockman (R-Tex.) boldly launched—to well deserved criticism—a new “pro-life” campaign slogan: “If babies had guns they wouldn’t be aborted.” The slogan, printed on a campaign bumper sticker, is a ridiculous statement from a politician known for reactionary and controversial Tweets that reveal, among other attributes, a lack of critical thinking...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Pre-Launch Video: Asking for Kale *trigger warning, discusses rape* (by students at Tufts University)

April 14, 2013
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For more information, please visit: Tufts Action for Sexual Assault Prevention: http://tuftsasap.org/ Boston Area Rape Crisis Center: http://www.barcc.org/ Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network: http://www.rainn.org/
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Pre-Launch Video: Representations of Black women in Media (students at Royal Holloway)

April 14, 2013
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ACS committee interviewed students about the representation of black women in the media as part of their joint event with the Feminism Society at Royal Holloway.
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Pre-Launch Video: Representations of Gender in Advertising (by students at the University of Saskatchewan)

April 14, 2013
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This video was a school project created for a Women and Gender Studies class at the University of Saskatchewan by Sarah, Kayla and Dylan.  Their aim?  “To show how ridiculous media portrays gender roles and stereotypes in advertising through presenting gender roll reversals.” Enjoy!
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Op-Ed: Egg Freezing: WTF?*

April 14, 2013
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By Lynn M. Morgan and Janelle S. Taylor Marcia Inhorn’s recent CNN commentary, “Women, consider freezing your eggs” is certainly right about one thing: “Trying to balance career and family is difficult for many professional women.” Yet the solution Inhorn proposes – egg freezing – is entirely wrong. Egg freezing is a new addition to the repertoire of assisted reproductive technologies, so of course people are intrigued. But egg...
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First To Die: Evil Dead and Blackness in Horror

April 13, 2013
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By Joshua Alston The victor in this weekend’s box-office battle was Evil Dead, the remake of Sam Raimi’s 1981 cult-classic horror film, which roared into first place with a better-than-expected $26 million take, and won far better critical reviews than are typical for horror films. Like the majority of remakes, the new Evil Dead tweaks the original, adding contemporary flourishes while honoring Raimi’s foundation. Perhaps the most interesting of...
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Meditations of a Deviant Daughter

April 12, 2013
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Meditations of a Deviant Daughter

By Tanwi Nandini Islam When something happened. An allusion to something ominous from the distant past.  I documented my rape thoroughly in my creative work, yet within the nucleus of my family, I’ve only felt I could openly name it to my sister. While my parents braved my teenaged vacillations between rage and impetuousness, felt confounded by my burgeoning sexuality, they never knew the extent to which I suffered....
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Feminists We Love: Liora K

April 12, 2013
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Liora K is an Arizona photographer who produces art not only for work and pleasure, but also for Feminism. When I first discovered Liora’s provocative and powerful images, it was in the context of her feminist project featuring text written on women’s nude bodies. My collaborator (Soraya Chemaly) and I were looking for images to add to our site-in-progress on reproductive politics, and when we came across one of...
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Aishah Shahidah Simmons will be screening and discussing NO! The Rape Documentary at Claremont Graduate University (4/17) and Occidental College (4/18)

April 11, 2013
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For more information on NO! The Rape Documentary, please visit here and here. The events below are free and open to the public. However, the organizers request that you please RSVP. Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm Claremont Graduate University, Albrecht Auditorium in Stauffer Hall (corner of 10th and Dartmouth) CONTACT: Lisa Maldonado at 909.607.3509 or <lisa.maldonado@cgu.edu> Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 7:00 pm Occidental College, Swan Dumke Commons CONTACT:...
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