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WORC UGA

Women's Outreach and Resource Collective | A collaborative community for advocates of gender equity and social justice

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Six Most Feminist Halloween Costumes

By: Mallory Harris Rosie the Riveter Rosie originated in an ad campaign intended to encourage women to join the labor force during World War II and remains a symbol of feminism and the economic empowerment of women. While Rosie appeared in various posters and songs to promote the war effort, the most iconic image of…

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Sexual and Domestic Violence Disproportionately Affect Disabled Women: Here’s How You Can Help

By: Rebecca Stapleford As an Autistic woman living with a physical disability, I am always aware of my vulnerability to abuse and neglect, and the fact that I am more likely to be abused than able-bodied women. Research has shown that if a disabled woman is abused, the abuse will last longer on average and…

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Tailgating While Feminist: A New Scarlet Letter (Part 1)

By: Ansley Hayes I’m not one for large hordes of screaming people dead set on drinking their weight in Keystone Light before noon. It’s a big surprise, then, that when I was in school I didn’t go to a single football game. The closest I came to school spirit during undergrad was keeping track of the football…

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Childless by Choice

By: Hannah Smith “You’re never going to get married if you don’t have children.” One would expect this sort of statement would come from someone of an older generation; yet, it was my 13-year-old sister that told me this a couple weeks ago. This mindset that all women are deemed to be mothers, with as…

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A Costume Checklist

By: Missy DeVelvis Due to the nature of UGA’s Fall Break, many students find themselves on a beach at Saint Simons Island on Halloween. Whether you plan on dressing up the day of or are celebrating Halloween early at a party this week, here are a few questions I’d recommend asking before your costume’s debut….

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Your Vote Does Matter

Guest writer: Samantha Meyer News flash: your vote matters. This may seem like common sense, but many disillusioned Americans believe that their vote will not make any difference in the polls or in the way the government is run. At times it may feel that way for citizens of Georgia, it being a Southern state…

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What’s So Strange About a Girl Who Enjoys Video Games?

By: Julia Repisky Nothing baffles people more than when I tell them I am a hardcore gamer. I’d rather spend my night in front of my TV, dressed in sweats with my sacred purple Xbox controller grasped tightly in my hands than anything else in the world. My fun consists of adventure-filled quests that require…

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A Response: The Misconceptions of Sexual Assault

By: Juhi Varshney It is so wonderful to see so many UGA students, men as well as women, speaking out against sexual assault. However, it is a very complex issue, and there are many misconceptions that still surround our understanding of this pervasive scourge. I hope to dispel a few in this response. ”Fighting Sexual…

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Eating Disorders and the iPhone

By: Hannah Robbins Somewhere between a watch that can also function as a credit card, phone, and pedometer; the U2 album you didn’t know that you never needed; and the monolithic white box casting shadows over the De Anza College campus, we met the iPhone 6 and 6+. Sitting in a doctor’s office during Apple’s…

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Fair Labor, Equal Rights and Alta Gracia

By: Danielle Meinert Women’s rights are commonly thought to include issues like reproductive justice, ending sexual assault, and stopping slut-shaming. However, issues within the developing world, like workers’ rights, are just as vital. Alta Gracia is the first living-wage college-logo garment factory in the Caribbean. Most garment factories could be described as “sweatshops,” but Alta…

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