Posts in Sexuality
An Intrauterine Device and the Uphill Battle to Understand Female Pain

I keep telling myself that a crazy heavy flow and the constant consumption of Advil isn’t that bad. And in the grand scheme of things, it isn’t. But the fact that women simultaneously give up  control of their bodies to gain it back in another aspect demonstrates that there is more work to be done.

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How to Not Get Hit on in 'World of Warcraft'

We go on these platforms like Warcraft to escape from the awfulness of society and have some fun. I shouldn’t have to pretend to be a man just to feel safe on a moderated public server. I shouldn’t have to be a man just to receive an appropriate amount of respect or to validate the worth of my romantic relationships to others.

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Birth Control and the Cantankerous Patriarchy

That is the core reasoning as to why most opposing individuals reject women’s accessibility to birth control. Of course, this isn’t a new tactic for the Religious Right, one of the main opponents of pretty much anything have to do with female liberties/empowerment. Their rhetoric consists near entirely of “women should be subservient” and “birth control turns your uterus into a graveyard”.

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The Misconceptions of Contraceptives

Birth control does prevent pregnancy in women who aren’t ready to have children, but it does so much more. Among preventing certain types of cancer, birth control clears acne, regulates periods in women with irregular periods or hormone imbalances, help with disorders surrounding a girls’ period, and lessen the severity of periods.

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No, Craig, You Don't Need To Know Where To Buy A Straight Pride Flag

Imagine dying to be oppressed so badly that you ignore the fact that people literally died under this oppression. Additionally, by trying to lay claim to a struggle that either isn’t yours or doesn’t even exist, you completely invalidate the experiences and emotions of those around you.

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Swimming In Verses: Interview With Poet Jamila Lovelace

Sharpened with visceral anatomical and religious imagery, Lovelace’s poems brim with the power to pull at readers both physically and emotionally--an ability which mirrors the emotions and physicality of mothering that leaves readers to contend with the implications of these traumas.


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"You Too?": The Limitations of the #MeToo Movement in College Campus Activism

While the diverse voices in the #MeToo movement spoke truth to power, this truth is all too often denied for college students. Reporting tactics and penal methods vary by schools, but as statistics show, administrative officials are failing their students in many ways.

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Uncomfortably Curious: Menstruation as a Medium and Visual Chaos- An Interview with Queer Artist Nikki Zuaro

As for subject matter, Zuaro explores various social taboos revolving around the body, mental illness, sexuality, and menstruation. It is her goal to shock viewers in order to grab then hold their attention in order to demystify the subject and offer a platform for educating about these taboo topics.

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The Slippery Slope Between Yes and No: Unpacking the Necessary Nuance of Consent

While sexual liberation is certainly a constructive outcome of contemporary feminism, it has also left a large fault line. A grey area not only exists within our culture but persists. As Traister underscores, in our society, “outside of sexual assault, there is little critique of sex.

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