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Breaking Ground Monologues Explore Diverse Voices on Gender, Race, Sexuality

Breaking Ground Monologues Explore Diverse Voices on Gender, Race, Sexuality

Emma Dahl

February 21, 2013

This weekend, the student organization Feminists Advocating Change and Empowerment (FACE) will be presenting the Breaking Ground Monologues. A sort of alteration of the annual Vagina Monologues which FACE has traditionally put on, these monologues are written by Whitman students and faculty. Seniors...

Expanding Parenting Expectations Can Guarantee Choices for Women and Partners

Julia Stone

December 6, 2012

The great mothers of feminist thought and political action have advanced women's lives and possibilities for higher education, socioeconomic independence and equality; they have expanded the opportunities and experiences of women. But feminist thought has largely left out post-feminist discussions...

Analyzing women’s (mal)nourishment in Sikkim

Shelly Le

October 31, 2012

Indian food is delicious, there's simply no argument against it. Naan, dal (lentils), rice, paneer (cheese with the consistency of tofu), chana (chickpeas), and chapatti (flatbread) are all yummy and nutritious in varied quantities. Yet in spite of India's rich food culture, the percentage of malnourished...

The fight continues

Shelly Le

October 19, 2012

I have a confession to make. Honestly, it's embarrassing and I'm ashamed to have felt this way: A little over two years ago, before I went to college, I would never have called myself a feminist. I imagined feminists to be crazy women protesting abstract wrongs in society that just didn't exist....

Diversity means cross-pollination, not crop rotation

Paul H-P

October 18, 2012

We can all agree that diversity is valuable. But can we say why or what the word really means in the context of an intellectual community? The truth is, even our ideas about diversity are homogeneous. The word most often means the coexistence of people from a variety of races, classes and genders....

Mr. Whitman profits using gender

Shelly Le

October 27, 2011

Steeped in tradition, Kappa Kappa Gamma's Mr. Whitman fundraiser has been one of the most popular philanthropy events on campus for over 10 years. Every year, Kappa Kappa Gamma chooses eight senior men: four independent men and one representative from each Whitman fraternity: to compete for the title...

Don’t ditch social consciousness on weekends

September 29, 2011

This article was contributed by Kate Kight Around 8 p.m. on any given Friday or Saturday night, something on campus shifts subtly. The drudgery of classes is thrown off and we all look forward to forgetting the upcoming work we have to do. However, we also forget something else as a campus when we ...

Society needs to care

Heather Nichols-Haining

April 29, 2010

If you raise the standards of living for select communities, you will raise the standard of living for everyone. As an ardent supporter of increasing public spending to pull more people out of poverty, I believe this rhetoric as much as anyone. While I was being trained to talk about my research con...

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