Post Tagged with: "women’s rights"

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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Slut Walk 2013

March 20, 2014 10:06 pm3 comments
Slut Walk 2013

In honor of #TBT we will be kicking off the new Tower Photo Section, with some of the best shots from last semester’s Slut Walk, by For the Women.

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Illinois Woman Unfairly Searched

November 5, 2013 11:50 am3,289 comments

In Illinois this past May, thirty-three-year-old Dana Holmes was searched—possibly illegally—in the LaSalle County Police Department after being found driving under the influence. Dana Holmes is currently suing the police department after three male officers and one female officer brought her into a padded cell room, forced her face down, […]

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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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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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