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My Feminist Lens + Disney Princess Craze = WTF?

December 7, 2011 by


  By: D I was at Disneyland two weekends ago with my boyfriend, and we got into a heated discussion over Advertisements

Mutual Friendship Or Something More?

December 6, 2011 by


By: Hannah Yi   Can a guy and a girl be just friends or does it always lead to something more?  I recently watched the movie Friends with Benefits, starring Mila Kunis and Justin Timberlake, which is about two friends who decide to add the simple act of sex into their friendship.  Their relationship becomes more […]

Am I?

November 21, 2011 by


Disaster Date: Twilight Edition

November 21, 2011 by


By:  Merissa Manful Imagine your date dragging you across the parking lot, calling you a “silly girl” and throwing you in the car…is it love or abuse? In the Twilight saga, such behaviors are portrayed as “true love”. During the most recent “Gender Café,” (hosted by the Women’s Center) discussion, Professor Natalie Wilson, PhD discussed her […]

Does Racism Still Exist in Today’s Society?

November 17, 2011 by


By: Taylor             I recently watched the movie “The Help” in theaters and was amazed at how moved I was by it. For those of you that have not had the chance to go see it, the movie is set in Mississippi in the decade of the 1960’s. It does a great job at showing how it […]

Hate Speech versus Free Speech

November 17, 2011 by


By: Julia Smith Should hate speech which specifically targets people be restricted or not? In a country that values the First Amendment right to freedom of speech, censorship of free speech is often commented on and debated about. Yet what most individuals don’t realize is that there already are several restrictions on speech.

I’m A Person- Not Your Object

November 10, 2011 by


By: Michaella Advertisement companies, such as Caress, are exploiting the woman’s body to sell their products; enforcing society’s idea of the importance of body image and trying to win over the consumer. Extreme provocative images are used to capture the attention of the intended audience- women. Caress successfully gains the attention of their intended female […]