Category Archives: Activism

Stop Yelling at Women Musicians

Thomas Hennessey Lauren Mayberry of Chvrches has been very outspoken about the existence of misogyny in music.  In this particular article Luke O’Neil chronicles an incident Mayberry had with a male concert goer, who yells “Marry me” during the … Continue reading

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October is Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Thomas Hennessey I am going to both apologize and warn you in advance that this post is not a news article exactly. As some of you may know October is Domestic Violence awareness month in the United States. … Continue reading

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The “He for She” Initiative

Elizabeth Nyamayaro is a political scientist dedicated to improving conditions for women around the world. Currently, she is the Senior Advisor to the Under Secretary-General and Executive Director for UN Women. Additionally, she is the head of the UN Women’s … Continue reading

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Jimmy Carter speaks about the mistreatment of women being a human rights issue

Former US President, Jimmy Carter has long been an advocate and proactive in the equal treatment of women around the world. In this recent TED talk, he provides three main reasons for why he believes “the mistreatment of women is the … Continue reading

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The Oppressed Majority

Whenever I bring up feminism with a friend or acquaintance and label it as such the tension in the air often becomes palpable.  From my experience, most people will agree with you when you say that all humans deserve equal … Continue reading

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Dear Lego Company,

Gender inequalities do not discriminate by age. Recently, a 7-year-old girl named Charlotte Benjamin wrote a letter to the Lego company to complain about the differences in not just the dominant ratio of male Lego people to female Lego people, … Continue reading

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Roe At Risk: Fighting for Reproductive Justice Review

When I began to think of topics that would interest our entire class, I immediately thought of this video. Compiled by the Alliance 4 Justice, this video address the issue of Reproductive Justice. Many think of FGM or other extremes … Continue reading

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New Jersey Officials Prepare to Comat Sex Trafficking During Super Bowl Week

While thousands of sports fans are gearing up for the Super Bowl to be played between Denver and Seattle on February 2 in East Rutherford, New Jersey, politicans and law enforcement personnel are preparing to crack down on sex trafficking ahead … Continue reading

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Egypt’s Brotherhood Blasts UN Women’s Document

Sarah El Deeb’s article discusses the opposition that a UN Women’s document has received from the Islamic Brotherhood in Egypt. The group has opposed this document because of clauses within it that they consider incompatible with the tenants of Islam. … Continue reading

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Sex for Grades in Africa

In this article, a sociology student (!) in Liberia is organizing to stop a common practices: young women pressured to exchange sex for grades. Yes, this happens in the United States as well, as we discussed in class this week. … Continue reading

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