Post Tagged with: "women"

Plus-Size Models Rock the Runway

October 21, 2014 7:00 pm40 comments
Photo: Flickr Creative Commons -- mafleen

Imagine you’re a little girl, and you have dreams of becoming a model in London Fashion Week. Your doctor says you’re a little “big for your age,” but you’re not quite sure what that means. Now, imagine you see images of beautiful women at Fashion Week: all lean legs and […]

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White House implements ‘It’s On Us’ campaign

October 13, 2014 7:00 am3,260 comments
Photo provided by the Official U.S. Navy Page

In response to startling statistics concerning the prevalence of sexual assaults against college-aged women, the White House has launched the “It’s On Us” campaign to reduce the number of attacks that occur on college campuses. According to President Obama’s speech at the launch of the “It’s On Us” campaign, about […]

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Feminist Friday: The Snow Queen

March 28, 2014 12:00 pm6,989 comments
Photo: Christina Yee

Every good chick flick needs a makeover … right? If you haven’t been living under a rock for the past few months, chances are you’ve probably seen (maybe several times) or have at least heard of Disney’s newest extravaganza Frozen. The movie is based on Hans Christian Andersen’s The Snow […]

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Feminist Friday: How To Be a Lady

March 21, 2014 5:00 pm9 comments
Photo: Christina Yee

People like to think of feminists as seething, raging women who believe that we should just reproduce asexually and get rid of men altogether. Feminists are generally regarded as a nuisance because we question what most people never even think about. Some feminists do fall directly into this negative stereotype, […]

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Broad City’s Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer Chat with The Tower

March 5, 2014 12:00 pm1,339 comments
Photo: Comedy Central

When Amy Poehler is producing your show and Fred Armison makes the first cameo appearance, you can pretty much assume that what you’ve created is worth watching. Abbi Jacobson and Ilana Glazer, the co-creators, co-writers and co-stars of the new Comedy Central series Broad City, deserve to be that confident. […]

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I’m Sorry, I Can’t Hear You Over How Comfortable My Leggings Are

February 22, 2014 8:00 pm637 comments
Photo by: M I T C H Ǝ L L

  I usually have no problem with whatever people decide to wear. It’s your body, dress it however you want. It’s no one’s business but your own. If you decide to wear booty shorts and a tube top when it’s two degrees outside, then maybe I will voice my opinion, […]

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60 Seconds of Double Standards

December 10, 2013 12:02 pm4 comments
Flickr Creative Commons: International Information Program (IIP)

Pantene provides a quick and neat visual that highlights some of the many double standards facing women. However, it is important to remember that this is a corporation sponsoring this video, and they are doing so with a specific motivation. Pantene is jumping on the progressive bandwagon because social awareness […]

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Feminist Friday: Media to The Rescue… For Once

October 4, 2013 12:00 pm2 comments
Photo: Christina Yee

So I finally went home last weekend.  Everything was great, except I ate my way into 2 weeks of elastic waistbands.  Where I’m from, people are old-fashioned to say the least.  It’s not unusual to overhear people making racial slurs in public or to hear of girls getting married at […]

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He’s the Man. She’s the…Slut?

September 23, 2013 11:55 am3 comments

Ah, the infamous double standard that creates a menacing gap between men and women in the world of sex. For those of you who aren’t aware what the “sexual double standard” actually is, it’s simple: if you have a vagina, you are a slut; if you have a penis, you’re […]

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Feminist Friday: #FreeBleeding

September 13, 2013 12:00 pm10 comments
Photo: Christina Yee

Have you ever felt socially oppressed by your tampons?  If so, you may be a proponent of feminism’s newest buzzed-about hashtag: #freebleeding. Before this goes any further I would like to warn anyone reading that this may get a little gross. You may have already heard of it.  This hashtag […]

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