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Women Against Feminism

Its no secret that feminism is something that is controversial in our society. Feminists get called man haters, lesbians and compared to Nazis. A lot of men have trouble grasping the basic concept of feminism and what it stands for. Apparently so do a lot of women. Taking a look at ‘Women Against Feminism’ pages on different social media sites really puts in perspective the amount of misconceptions there are about the movement. “I don’t

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Xenophobic America

  On August 16th, 2015, republican presidential candidate frontrunner Donald Trump announced his immigration policy which included building a wall between the United States and Mexico. Obviously, this would make immigration more difficult to take place between the two countries, but is this what is best for America? Is this what we should do? Does this coincide with the principles the United States was founded on? The answer to all three of the previous questions

Mental Health

A Battered Life Understanding the Complexities of Domestic Violence

Why doesn’t she leave? After the countless hours cleaning blood up off the bathroom floor and the time spent every morning covering up the bruises that were left on her body by the man that claims he loves her, she stayed. Unfortunately, beating after beating it gets harder to find a way out and the thought of leaving becomes more complex. To you and me the answer is obvious, leave. Get far away from the

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What Is Authentic Meninism?

Anyone who has Twitter has stumbled across the “meninism” account (@MeninistTweet) in some way or another, whether by retweet or follow. After coming across the account, anyone can realize it is not real meninism; it’s ridicule. Meninism is, by definition, the support and belief in gender equality and specifically the equality amongst all men. This could mean in a plethora of areas such as race, sexuality, and even the struggles that all men face. Instead

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Gaza Uninhabitable by 2020?

Gaza once was once home to 1.8 million Palestinian residents, making it one of the most densely populated areas in the world. However the 2014 Israeli war on the Gaza strip forced half of a million of its residents to flee as the strip became partially desolated. In September 2015, the United Nations announced that the Gaza Strip could be uninhabitable in only 5 years. The root of Gaza’s troubles began at the Israeli economic

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Celebrities and Idealogies: Are You Guilty By Association

Guilty by association. According to the dictionary, this phrase is the “attribution of guilt (without proof) to individuals because the people they associate with are guilty.” Often more than not, this phrase ties into the also used “Your company determines your character.” These days, no celebrity is black and white; there is always a grey area. No celebrity is completely vocal on every topical issue, while no celebrity is completely objective – devoid from any

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Interview with Kenna

Kenna (@KENNABBBY) on Twitter has recently exploded with popularity. With 27.2k, she has a huge platform and uses it to raise awareness about feminism, and is a plus size and vegetarian activist. I asked her about herself and her journey, her passions, her account, and how it has impacted her life. Here is what she had to say: A: You often tweet about body positivity and self love, and teach acceptance of bodies not viewed

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European Refugee Crisis

Currently, we’re facing the worst refugee crisis in the world since World War Two. Millions of women, men and children people are fleeing places such as: Africa and the Middle East, specifically Syria, Eritrea and Afghanistan, Darfur, Iraq, Somalia, and Nigeria, due to poverty, oppression by dictators, war and religious extremists. They have been driven from their homes, fleeing in a precarious and violent route to reach Europe for asylum. Last month, images surfaced of

Mental Health

Porn, Vampires, and Me

It would be naïve to believe that the objectification of girls and the exposure of young people to damaging images does not exist. Today’s teenagers have all seen porn and it has left an impact. We have all been objectified, and we have all been made to feel insecure about our bodies. It isn’t as simple as blaming the teenagers either. It isn’t our fault; if we were to point the metaphorical finger at anyone

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How the Middle East’s Double Standards Are Costing It Its Future

For a country that praises critical thinking, Qatar can be notorious for shutting down those who challenge social norms. Growing up a girl, I was surrounded by tons of double standards, and even more relatives who didn’t seem to mind them. Some were along the lines of typical everyday sexism, but others were downright outrageous! For so long, we wouldn’t even dare question the limitations that were put on us from a very young age

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