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I Went to School in the Rape Capital of America

By Jaycey Ells On August 6, 2014

Trigger warning for discussion of rape, slut-shaming and victim blaming. The day Jordan Johnson was pronounced not guilty for the rape of a young Jane Doe was the day everything changed in… Read More

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With More Latina Women Enrolling in College, What Barriers Do They Still Face?

By Regina Monge On July 22, 2014

As the rate at which Latinas enroll in college increases, it becomes increasingly important to address the barriers that exist for Latinas who are able to access college educations. As a Latina who has… Read More

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How I Helped Push My Evangelical College to Let Women Study Preaching

By Becca Costello-Thomas On May 27, 2014

Feminism in the evangelical Christian community often looks very different than in other communities; we have to let a few things slide that would normally be denounced instantly. This has been my… Read More

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5 Inspiring Women Give Commencement Speeches You Wish You Graduated To

By Shelby Rosten On May 20, 2014

It’s mid-May, and for many of us that means graduation, whether from high school, college, or grad school. If, like me, you were pretty underwhelmed at the cliché ridden “be the best… Read More

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College Survival Guide for the Socially Awkward

By Emmy Fisher On August 22, 2013

Exam results are finally in, summer holidays are winding down, and the weather’s starting to give us an inkling that it’s thinking about autumn. For many of us that means it’s time… Read More

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10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a College Freshman

By Tatiana Gonçalves On August 19, 2013

It has been a little over a year since I graduated from college. I’ve been thinking about what I wish I would have known five years ago, before moving away and starting… Read More

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Rape Shouldn’t Be Legal, But It Might As Well Be

By Anisha Ahuja On June 18, 2013

Trigger warning for discussions of rape and rape culture. I’m a student at the University of California, Santa Barbara, and this message was written on one of the stalls in a women’s… Read More

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Why Can’t Sororities Be a Place for Feminism?

By Helen Ho On May 21, 2013

Before college, I thought that joining a sorority would somehow diminish my identity as a headstrong feminist who wanted to save the world from the evils of a misogynist culture. I was… Read More

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On Coming Out of the (Feminist) Closet

By Katherine Klaus On April 26, 2013

How old were you when you knew? Did you feel different from other kids? Did you try and keep it a secret? Did you tell some friends but not others? Did you… Read More

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How Taking Back the Night Made Me a Better Ally

By Cheyenne Connors On April 22, 2013

My relationship with Organized Feminism is still new. I am 20 years old and the well-documented “War on Women” of 2012 is what made me put on my armor and pick up… Read More

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SWUGs: Are Senior Girls “Washed Up”?

By Laura Anderson On April 15, 2013

Senior Washed Up Girls (or SWUGs) is a term that has become popular amongst students, used to described young women reaching the end of their college careers. You read that right: college… Read More

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Why Being an Intern Doesn’t Have to Suck

By Noor Al-Sibai On February 27, 2013

I’m of the strange habit of glamorizing the banal aspects of daily life when those aspects pertain to a lifestyle that I strive for. I love driving through rush hour traffic after… Read More