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Why the Gender Wage Gap Persists

By Rachael Andrews Why does the gender wage gap persist despite numerous different pieces of legislation that sought to close it? The American Association for University Women recently released the Spring 2017 report on the gender pay gap in the United States, and the report doesn’t stop at the simple statistic that women make 80%…

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OPINION: Is There Room for Pro-Life Women in Feminism?

By Rachael Andrews After the Women’s March on Washington on January 21, a day after Donald Trump’s inauguration, drew historic crowds and brought together women from all over the country to D.C., Emily Crockett of Vox wrote an article titled, “Can you be a pro-life feminist? The Women’s March on Washington offered some insights,” and…

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An Invitation for Male Feminists

By: Samantha Cleare Feminism: the doctrine advocating social, political, and all other rights of women equal to those of men. On Sept. 20, U.N. Goodwill Ambassador Emma Watson introduced her campaign “HeForShe.” In her speech she stated, “my recent research has shown me that feminism has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to…

Miss America: The Feminist Conundrum

By: Kathleen Wilson Founded in 1921, the Miss America Beauty Pageant was originally intended to attract more businessmen to the Atlantic City Boardwalk. As the pageant developed in the coming years, rule number seven was soon instituted, stating, “contestants must be of good health and of the white race.” Much like the Westminster Kennel Club…

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Don’t Ban Bossy, Embrace It

By: Shuchi Goyal “Your daughter is creative and constantly engaged around the classroom, but …” My first-grade teacher hesitated, and my parents waited anxiously for whatever horrible truth would be revealed next. “Well … she’s a little bossy.” It was said as though this was the worst thing a little girl could be: not lazy,…

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The Hero Pakistan Deserves

By: Shuchi Goyal Earlier this summer, a children’s television show in Pakistan debuted the nation’s first superheroine. At first glance, this newcomer has little in common with her Western predecessors. Those superheroines of yesteryear customarily donned sleek leotards or star-spangled bodysuits before saving the world. This superheroine of Pakistan, however, masks her identity by covering…

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