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Women don’t need an instruction manual on how to behave in society. We have it memorized.

We were given that manual when we were mere children, not old enough or even mature enough to understand the sexual nuances of a simple touch. The concern that people have for women’s safety in this country is justifiable, and … Continue reading

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Defiance Counts: Lessons From Literature

When George Orwell penned his famous dystopia 1984, his invisible character Big Brother not only became one of literature’s most feared villains, but also a symbol of autocracy and dictatorship. What is most frightening about Orwell’s novel is the reader … Continue reading

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On Father’s Day: A Note To Men

Yesterday was Father’s Day, a day whose origin is very patriarchal. But considering we do live in patriarchal times, I would appeal to men to embrace a challenge: use your power as a father, to subvert patriarchy. Here’s why, and … Continue reading

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Abortion: Personhood before Biology

Have you ever looked up the term “subversion” on Wikipedia? If not, you should do it now: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Subversion Subversion is as Wikipedia says, “an attempt to transform the established social order and its structures of power, authority, and hierarchy.” We … Continue reading

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Disney and Feminism: At loggerheads?

Our Facebook wall got exciting on Saturday, when we posted this picture: (I must say here that we only posted this picture. I am not sure who should be credited for this analysis, but whoever you are — well done!) … Continue reading

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