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Why I am a Feminist

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

September 29, 2016


Filed under OPINION

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 the concept of feminism and yet still many seem to not ‘get it’ or believe that as a feminist...

Language, Gender, and Patriarchy

Hillary Smith

March 12, 2014


Filed under One Woman Round Table, Web Only

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 a patriarchal system. We don't even realize we are doing this because these concepts are so ingrained...

Cultural Conditioning No Excuse for Selfish Sex

Spencer Wharton

November 8, 2012


Filed under OPINION

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. I want him to go down on me but I don't know how to suggest it. Should I just come right out a...

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