Contributors' Posts for 'Feminism'

  • Locker Room Talk

    Let’s see if I’ve got this right–the locker room is a magical safe space where men can boast about their sexual prowess and conquests. Maybe after you’ve asserted your masculinity with some athletic activity it’s only natural for you to breeze into conversation about trying to sleep with married women, since you can only see their legs and boobs anyway. And you’re famous! So groping them without their consent feels familiar to your hands. It doesn’t matter, anyway. It doesn’t count, what you said. It was locker room talk.

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  • Paving the Way for Hillary

    We all know Hillary belongs on the list of the most powerful women in history, but do you know who those other women are? I’m here to tell you about some of the most powerful women this nation has ever seen, who paved the way for Hillary. Let’s start by going back to the time of the American Revolution.

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  • Why Hillary Stands for Me

    I’ve noticed that in the press the past couple of weeks a lot of the same things: critique of Hillary’s character, the crazy claims Trump makes, Trump’s many shifts in his campaign, a lack of support from Bernie supporters, people saying they might not vote at all, etc. Throughout all this chaos, I feel like we have strayed from what is really important: what Hillary stands for. The issues Hill prioritizes is a huge part of why I think she is the best candidate not just for our country, but also for me. So here are some examples of things Hillary supports that matter to me.

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  • A Feminist's Case for Hillary

    I am a feminist. I believe that regardless of race, gender, sexuality, or religion we should all be treated equally with dignity and respect. Many people claim that we already have this, that ”the wage gap doesn't exist!” and that “women and men ARE given equal opportunities.” These people haven't looked at the numbers. The US is approximately 50.8% (164.4 million) female and has been around for 240 years. In these 240 years, we have had 43 presidents, 10,214 representatives, and 1,294 senators. In these 240 years, we have 0 women presidents, 300 women representatives, and 46 women senators. That means that in the history of the US, 2.9% of the representatives, 3.6% of the senators, and 0% of the presidents have been women. Does it seem fair and equal that over 50% of the population has been represented in the government less than 4% of the time?

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