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College Survival Guide for the Socially Awkward

August 22, 2013 | Emmy Fisher | One Comment

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 to start getting ready for a new start. … Read More

10 Things I Wish I Had Known as a College Freshman

August 19, 2013 | Tatiana Gonçalves | 4 Comments

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 school. Some of it may be obvious to … Read More

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

June 18, 2013 | Anisha Ahuja | 2 Comments

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 bathroom on our campus. I’m … Read More

Why Can’t Sororities Be a Place for Feminism?

May 21, 2013 | Helen Ho | 3 Comments

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 naïve and didn’t understand that feminism does not … Read More

On Coming Out of the (Feminist) Closet

April 26, 2013 | Katherine Klaus | 3 Comments

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 tell your parents? What about your office? And … Read More

How Taking Back the Night Made Me a Better Ally

April 22, 2013 | Cheyenne Connors | One Comment

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 my sword (or rather, pen, which is far … Read More

SWUGs: Are Senior Girls “Washed Up”?

April 15, 2013 | Laura Anderson | One Comment

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 seniors are “washed up” and too old in … Read More

Why Being an Intern Doesn’t Have to Suck

February 27, 2013 | Noor Al-Sibai | 282 Comments

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 getting off of work from my office job … Read More

11 Useful Tricks for the Stressed Out College Kid

January 26, 2013 | Alicia Perez | 46 Comments

For many of us, it’s that time of year again: back to school. As we pour endlessly over our lecture notes and textbooks and drink so much coffee that we’re stumbling around in a zombie-like oblivion, it can be hard … Read More

I Can’t Turn Off My Feminism, and I’m Not Sorry About It

January 24, 2013 | Jackie Klein | 60 Comments

There are some days that I wish I could just take off my Social Justice hat and not notice all the ills of the world.

I should probably clarify.

I’ve always been a fairly liberal-minded person, even as a child. … Read More

Sex and the Sarah: My First One Night Stand

January 20, 2013 | Sarah Garner | 36 Comments

I would love to tell you all the story of the time I lost my virginity, but I’d also really not love to tell you that story, so I’ll start with a different one — my first one night stand. … Read More

In Defense of Women’s Colleges

December 7, 2012 | Madeleine Minke | 67 Comments

As I’m applying to college, the east coast’s women’s schools are at the top of my list. There are a lot of things that draw me to an all-girls school. These women are said to be more willing to seriously … Read More