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Why I am a Feminist

Rina Cakrani, Columnist September 29, 2016

No one has ever taken me very seriously when I’ve told them that I am a feminist. They usually say: ‘Oh, so you hate men?’ or something equally dismissive. And I am annoyed that I must always explain...

Language, Gender, and Patriarchy

Hillary Smith March 12, 2014

At the Power and Privilege Symposium a few weeks ago, I attended a workshop on patriarchy and gendered language. It made me realize how casually people, including myself, use language that perpetuates...

Cultural Conditioning No Excuse for Selfish Sex

Spencer Wharton November 8, 2012

So, I've been hooking up with this guy for a couple weeks and we recently had sex. The night starts off with me pleasing him orally but he doesn't return the favor and things just lead straight to intercourse....

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