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Guy Hits on Girl — Gets Schooled Feminist-style

Hate it when guys use tired pick-up lines and comment on your ethnicity if you’re a woman of color? Watch this epic feminist smack-down, delivering a blistering critique of westernized beauty culture. This award-winning short film was directed by Karen Lum and features spoken word from Adriel Luis.

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6 Reasons Why STEM Outreach Is a Feminist Issue

STEM fields are perceived as male, no matter what statistics say. Even fields where women earn more than half of degrees awarded, such as in chemistry and math, are considered “male-dominated.” That’s incredible: Even when we are the majority, we are somehow in a field that does not belong to us. So what are some reasons why STEM needs women and women need STEM?

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How to Trust What Lies Within

Though the root of the word “inspiration” points toward an automatic self-generated process — breathing inward, or inhaling — I still often look to be inspired by someone or something outside of myself. It was not until I started to consider inspiration as a force that can only be born inside me, that I started to create positive changes in my life.

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On Approaching Women Who Distrust Men

Often, straight men become frustrated when they meet a woman who doesn’t trust them immediately. They’re frustrated that women impose a “guilty until proven innocent” mentality on all men. But there are reasons why women feel this way. If we can work to understand those reasons, we can learn how to work with her in a supportive role, if that’s what she wants.

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On Parenting and Rape Culture

As a feminist, an activist, a parent of two boys, and a sexual health educator, I struggle with how to balance my sensibilities with my parenting style. And an issue that I am very connected to is rape culture. How does a parent compete with the constant assault of stereotypes and overwhelming sex-negative messaging in the media? Here are a few suggestions.

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Trans* Women Are Not Drag Queens

At one point during this year’s Oscars ceremony, it dawned on me: Many people don’t know the difference between trans* women and drag queens! There seems to be an assumption that all people assigned male at birth who grow up to wear clothing from the women’s section identify the same way. That couldn’t be further from the truth. So let’s talk about this difference.

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Media Literacy 101

You know that friend that’s always pointing out how every commercial features mostly white people, and who ruins the best parts of movies by saying, “This scene is so sexist”? Ever considered that maybe they’re just media literate? Check out this week’s video headline for an introduction into what media literacy is and why you should care about it!

EF 35 - Making Campuses More LGBTQ+ Friendly, with Dr. Adriana di Bartolo

EF 35 – Making Campuses More LGBTQ+ Friendly, with Dr. Adriana di Bartolo

Increasingly college and university campuses across the United States are working to make their campuses more welcoming and safe for queer and trans* students. In this podcast episode, Sandra Kim and  Dr. Adriana di Bartolo discuss how the concrete ways she has developed the Queer Resource Center to serve 7 campuses at the Claremont Colleges.

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Taking Feminism to Bed: Sexual Norms vs. Feminist Ideals

When it comes to sexuality and feminism, one of the biggest roadblocks that we face – both in unlearning our own educations and in teaching others – is how social messages conflict with our own authenticity. What are some ways in which we can transform public thought about sexual “norms” and reconcile our feminist beliefs with social norms surrounding sex?

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My 5 Biggest Fears About Surrogacy (And How I Overcame Them)

When my partner Drew and I decided to have a baby, we initially didn’t even consider surrogacy. We eventually realized that, no matter which path we chose, the road ahead would be bumpy. That’s when we gave surrogacy a more serious look, and we found that the fears that scared us away from it were all unfounded. Here’s what we were afraid of, and what we learned.

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To End Rape Culture, We Must Address These 3 Things

As with all other systems of oppression, rape culture is a beast with tentacles and spores across countless other facets of inequality. The following 3 things may not appear to be major components of rape culture at first glance, but undoubtedly fuel and are fueled by it. Dismantling and addressing these things must be part of our movement to end rape culture.