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International Women’s Day glossary

Lea Loeb

March 8, 2018

Today is International Women’s Day, which means your timelines and Twitter feeds will be flooded with various femme-positive hashtags and trending feminist lingo. For those of us who have not taken gender studies courses, under...

Brave voices raise awareness through a hashtag

Aria Brock and Vitta Oliveri

December 14, 2017

Hashtags have been used for a myriad of purposes, from referencing a meme to discussing political issues. The recent #metoo is one in a long line of internet commentary on social issues – in this case, on the sexual harassment ...

Hillary is not my feminist

Genesis Chavez-Caro

October 6, 2015

It’s 2015, and it is time for a female president in the White House. As a feminist, I am glad Hillary Clinton rose to the challenge— well, not really. One of the words most commonly used to describe Clinton is "feminist."...

Feminism more than a trend, but a universal movement

Calla Camero

February 17, 2015

The word feminist is tossed around in everyday conversation as if it were a trending hashtag rather than a movement that requires action. Women have come a long way from the 18th century, when we were defined as society's domesticated,...

Stop using feminism for your personal benefit

Taylor LoNigro

October 21, 2014

Feminism is for everyone, but both women and men continue to misconstrue the true meaning of feminism and what it really stands for. A Nigerian writer once defined a feminist best as a “person who believes in the social, politi...

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