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Feminism

Why YOU Need Feminism

Written by Katie Beer Some people, girls included, look at “feminist” as a swear word, an undesirable label, or a derogatory term. They side with hundreds of feminist viewpoints but still refuse to acquire the title. People fear feminism because society teaches us to. As girls, we are not supposed to label ourselves as feminists because feminists are “crazy”, “outspoken”, “man haters”, and “angry”. And you know what? I will own some of these labels.

LGBT+

Tamara Adrian And The LGBT Community In Venezuela

Written by Mariale Briceño From an early age she felt that there was a “mismatch” between her outer and her inner gender. Her parents took her to psychological treatment trying to guide their child to accept a genre that was not the one she was identified. According to Tamara, pressured by social standards, she got married and had two children. She was a woman trapped in a man’s body and now fights for the Human

International

The Lolita Concept

  Written by Olivia McGarth Don’t tell her to shut up with the tape torn off of your mouth. By the time she enters college, she has heard her fair share of cat-calls, glancing behind her as she walks, because she could’ve sworn she’d passed that same person twice. But while she is old enough to be stared at for far too long on the subway; she is still too young to make her own

Race

The Beauty In The Darkness

Written by Evelyn Kembe I grew up always trying to impress others. I grew up not wanting to be alone. But I was alone. Growing up black, I went through the difficulty of trying to appreciate the skin color my maker gave me and loving myself. Going through racism wasn’t the deal, it was going through colorism.   Colorism, as described in the documentary, Dark Girls, is prejudice or discrimination because of one’s skin tone

Race

Why Reverse Racism Doesn’t Exist

Written by Rihanna Brown  There seems to be a big misunderstanding when it comes to the difference between racism, discrimination & prejudice. People that benefit from systematic oppression are far from being the ones oppressed (i.e white people cannot experience systematic oppression.) DISCRIMINATION: prejudice + actions that harm those you have prejudice against PREJUDICE: feeling of dislike for a racial/ethnic group + belief in this dislike RACISM: discrimination + institutionalization of this discrimination, which is

LGBT+

Underrepresented Gender Identities and Sexual Orientations

Written by Ryan Pogemiller Main Orientations: Asexual – Does not experience sexual attraction. “One is asexual if they do not feel sexual attraction to anybody.” Bisexual – Attraction to one or more genders. “One is bisexual if they feel attraction to both males and females simultaneously.” Heterosexual – Attraction to only the opposite gender of oneself. “One is heterosexual if they feel attracted to the opposite gender; a male attracted to a female.” Homosexual –

International

Learn the Difference: Hispanic v. Spanish v. Latinx

Written by Sergio Pena Hispanic, Spanish, and Latinx are used to note the characteristics of particular groups of people yet they are used callously and interchangeably by many. An example of such interchangeable use of Hispanic, Spanish and Latinx can be seen in the popular Netflix original series, “Orange is the New Black”, in which the non-Hispanic/Spanish/Latinx characters typically address the Latinx and Hispanic characters as Spanish despite them not actually being Spanish. It is

Race

Straight Outta Compton And Police

Written by Emily Aguilar  On the week of August 14th, rap fans (and rap fan poseurs) and movie-goers were blown away by “Straight Outta Compton,” a biopic about gangsta rap group NWA. The movie followed the ruthless gangsta rap group covering their beginning, end, and impact on society. The movie has topped the Box Office drawing in $60 million and numerous praise from fans — and fear and criticism from the group’s biggest haters: the

International

Community College VS University

Written by Jenna Perry School is starting back up and with those of you entering your senior year of high school that means applying to college, if you haven’t begun to do so already. This means countless hours spent researching schools, writing essays for them, and filling out multiple applications. When applying to a school, a lot of things need to be taken into consideration. What’s the housing like? Is there women’s only housing? Is

International

Hollywood, Transgender Boys Aren’t Girls

Written by Sara Durbin  Following the recent release of the trailer for the upcoming movie About Ray, there was an overwhelming number of mixed responses, ranging from excitement for such a potentially progressive film to disappointment and outrage—for quite justifiable reasons. The film depicts the struggles of a teenage transgender boy named Ray, who is played by Elle Fanning. While Fanning is a good actress and actually well-informed—she researched the role by conversing with transgender

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