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#ZacharyHammond and Why #AllLivesMatter Just Means Anti-Black

Zachary Hammond was a 19-year old unarmed white teenager who fatally shot by a police officer in his car during a drug bust in South Carolina back in July. His family is asking, where is the outrage? Where are the protests? The national attention? The media? The trending hashtag? This comes amid heighten scrutiny over…

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UK Ministry of Defense Launches Consent Campaign to Prevent Sexual Assault in Army

TW: Images of sexual assault and rape situations For the first time, the UK Ministry of Defense has launched a campaign against rape and sexual assault in response to recent reports that sexual offenses within the army have risen in recent years. Initiated by head of the army, General Sir Nick Carter, the campaign features several posters…

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Send In The Clowns: The Power Of Makeup

I love makeup. There, I said it. Taking the time to do my makeup—concealer, foundation, eyeshadow, eyeliner, brows— is a large part of my morning (and self-care) routine. Now, as feminists, we know that makeup should be applied out of choice, rather than obligation to society and/or our significant others–but I love it. I love…

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To Be Vulnerable

  To know that you are seen and loved as you are and to perceive someone else in all of their vulnerability and love them as they are is one of life’s most fulfilling ambitions. Quite a few modern feminist writers have taken up the topic of the importance of vulnerability and its special relationship…

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I Ain’t Ya Mammy

Recently, while binge-watching “A Different World,” I came across an episode which had a particular impact. The sitcom, a spin-off of The Cosby Show, A Different World, takes a look into the lives of a group of college students at the fictional HBC, Hillman College. In the episode, Whitley Gilbert chose pieces of artwork to include…