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Changing the SySTEM

Changing the SySTEM

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04/07/2017

As a woman in science, I consider myself extraordinarily blessed by my upbringing. Throughout my childhood and early education, I never perceived any indication that women were less capable of science, that women did not have a place in science, or even that women were a minority in the field of science. In elementary school,…

Stay-At-Home Motherhood, a Choice Worthy of Respect

Stay-At-Home Motherhood, a Choice Worthy of Respect

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03/31/2017

Would you rather be married or have a successful career? Be honest. Now imagine a typical female college student. She’s average height and has long hair. Her guilty pleasure is watching  Vampire Diaries and spending hours roaming the aisles at Target. She also, however, knows four languages, has a passion for international law, and is…

Breaking the Pattern: Encouraging Women to Speak Up

Breaking the Pattern: Encouraging Women to Speak Up

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03/17/2017

“She was warned. She was given an explanation. Nevertheless, she persisted.” When Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell silenced Senator Elizabeth Warren on the Senate floor, echoes reverberated to the ears of millions of women and girls across America who are already all too used to hearing the same thing from colleagues, coworkers, fellow students, and…

Growing up Godless

Growing up Godless

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03/03/2017

I’m three or four years old, holding up a popsicle stick cross I made in day care for my mom to see. I had colored it using pink washable marker and draped fake ivy around the arms. She smiles and puts it in a craft supply box. Over the years, it’ll be shuffled deeper and…

Fashioning a New Understanding of Gender Equality

Fashioning a New Understanding of Gender Equality

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03/03/2017

When most of us hear the words “gender equality,” our minds jump to women’s issues. We automatically conjure images of feminist rallies, calls for equal pay, and ownership of reproductive rights. Despite our tendency to conflate gender equality with women’s issues—a simple misunderstanding—we must acknowledge that, as a community, we are leaving at least 50…

Upcoming Campus Speakers Fuel Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

Upcoming Campus Speakers Fuel Anti-Muslim Rhetoric

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02/25/2017

It has been clear through President Trump’s campaign rhetoric, his nominations and appointees for Cabinet positions, and his proposed policies like the Muslim ban, that Muslims and those perceived as Muslims are not welcome in this country. White supremacy is rooted in US history and institutions. This coupled with state-sponsored Islamophobia has resulted in a…

Why We Need to #TrustWomen and #DeleteUber

Why We Need to #TrustWomen and #DeleteUber

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02/23/2017

Last weekend, former Uber engineer Susan Fowler posted a blog about her experience with the company’s use of human resources (HR) and managerial tactics to cover up blatant sexual harassment, tactics which are sexist and disgusting. While the CEO of Uber has called for an investigation into this harassment, which Fowler said was not limited…

Proactive Prevention Can Save the Green Ash

Proactive Prevention Can Save the Green Ash

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02/21/2017

On the well traversed walk from ICC to the Front Gates, it’s hard to miss perhaps the most famous, distinctive, photographed, and climbed of Georgetown’s trees: “The King” Green Ash. Even the most reclusive students can recall a time when the low limbs of this giant enticed them. A time when the grandeur of this…

Counter-Protesting the March for Life

Counter-Protesting the March for Life

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02/17/2017

I’m bad at activism. I acknowledge it. I read articles but don’t share them. I hear about, for example, Donald Trump’s executive order on the Dakota Access Pipeline and skim friends’ “Organize—tonight!” posts, and I scroll past, ashamed, thinking of my bag of potatoes and head of broccoli and frying pan waiting for me to…

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