Tag: women

Jan 11

Discrimination Keeping Women in Prison Longer

One of the biggest stories of 2012 was the War on Women. Women weren’t getting treated as equals as they should have been, we were not getting the protections we deserved, and our issues were getting pushed aside. As you probably know, this had been happening for years; however, conservative groups were pushing for even …

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Dec 03

The Modern Day Feminist: My Take on Slutwalks

It’s often said that all it takes is a few words to spark a movement. A word, a phrase – sometimes they’re all that are needed to unite people, force them to take a stand, and change the course of history. On January 24th, 2011, a Toronto police officer from York University did just that when …

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Nov 26

The Toilet and It’s Effect on Women

You might be a little surprised at the title of this blog post. Women and toilets? How are these two things even related? Well, did you know that over 70% of women in Sub-Saharan Africa  do not have safe access to a toilet? This number may be even higher in other parts of the world. …

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Nov 19

The Modern Day Feminist: Doorholding 101

To hold the door open or to not hold the door open? That is the question. Chivalry is dead. Or at least that’s what some people say. However, is it for the better? That’s what’s up for debate. Last week, in one of my classes, we had a heated discussion over whether or not you …

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Nov 05

How to Market a Female Athlete?

We all know about the icons of women’s sports. There’s Lisa Leslie, Mia Hamm, and the Williams sisters. Natalie Coughlin, Jennie Finch, and Candace Parker. All are female athletes who have successfully navigated both the playing and the marketing field. They are the select few who have managed to thrive in both environments. However, marketing …

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Oct 16

Breast Cancer Awareness Month: Who’s Really Benefitting?

As I’m sure you know, it’s breast cancer awareness month! There’s pink everywhere. Charity runs every weekend. And information about breast cancer in every facet of the media. Which is a huge change from 20 years ago when many people were too embarrassed to even talk about the disease. Since my mother is a breast …

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Oct 15

Half the Sky: Time to Discuss Women

I would like to start off this blog post with a simple statement: I love reading. I can read for hours if I had nothing else to do. Last summer, I was looking to find new books to read.  While looking online, I came across Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide …

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Oct 08

How Pinterest is (Not) Killing Feminism

Maybe you’ve seen it. There’s a piece circulating online with the title “How Pinterest is Killing Feminism”. Avid pinner and fellow feminist myself, all it took was the title to get my attention. My first reaction was anger. Then, I was insulted. How dare they make such an accusation about my beloved pasttime? The article sat …

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Oct 03

Focusing on Mothers

Mothers play a huge role in every child’s life. A mom is a child’s support system, role model, and caretaker. From birth to first day of school to college graduation, moms are always there from the beginning to the end. Sometimes though, not all mothers in developing countries are fortunate to see their children growing …

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Aug 16

A Culture of Violent Masculinity: Part Three

“..Contemporary sports entertainment which treats ‘professional wrestling’ as an action/adventure soap opera. With the sexuality of ‘90210,’ the subject matter of ‘NYPD Blue,’ the athleticism of the Olympics, combined with reality-based story lines, the WWF presents a hybrid of almost all forms of entertainment and sports combined in one show.” -Vince McMahon, head of the …

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