WORC UGA

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

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The Way We Talk About God

By: Caitlyn Beatty (Side note: It may be the case that masculinity in other religions is also quite prevalent and/or problematic. However, as I am a Methodist, Christianity is the only religion I feel I can draw experience from). I was raised in the Methodist Church. I was raised to be and am still a…

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Ashamed of The Pill

By: Mariya Lewter As a member of the Hoop Girls at the University of Georgia, it is my job to attend every home men’s basketball game throughout the season, no matter how packed or empty the arena may be. When games are packed, I rarely get a chance to interact with or observe things that do…

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Warring Communities

By: Rebecca Stapleford The internet outrage over the Indiana Religious Freedom Restoration Act, which critics have called anti-gay, and Memories Pizza, whose owners publicly stated that providing service to a gay wedding would compromise their religious beliefs, has been impossible to escape, and the uncivil and downright hateful behavior from both sides has caused me…

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A Look into Transfeminism: Interview with Olive Eloise Dixon

By: Missy DeVelvis My posts for the WORC are lacking in diversity, and so I decided to give the mic to someone else for a change! I’ve known Olive Dixon for a while now. We went to high school together in Kennesaw, Georgia and sang and danced our little hearts out in the school musicals….

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A Guide on Consuming and Enjoying Non-Feminist Things Guilt Free

By: Jackie Keaton There is no such thing as a “perfect feminist.” Feminism is not a competition in which we need to outdo one another to be “better feminists.” (In fact, it should be the exact opposite of a competition among women; we should be standing together as a united front against sexism). Someone can…

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An Interview with Sharon Saxton

by Julie Saxton Interviewee: Sharon Saxton My mother has been one of the most important influences on my personal beliefs. From the beginning, she has taught me to respect all people of all backgrounds, to speak up for myself, and to fight for equality. Since she grew up in a very different time, during which…

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A Thank You to Single Moms

By: Julia Repisky It takes a selfless woman to be a mother. Mothers devote all their time and energy to fulfill their most valuable task: being a mother. Though I am not a mom myself, I think mothers deserve a lot more appreciation than they get. I want to take a moment to thank all…

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“Lean In” to the New Mainstream Feminism

By: Hannah Smith Earlier this month, Sheryl Sandberg launched the next installment on her list of Lean In initiatives:Lean In Together. This iteration of Lean In offers a new twist to past tactics by calling on  men to play their part in gender equality. The initiative features a partnership with the NBA, offers an array…

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A Perfectionist’s Anorexia

My best friend Harriet* and I are running around trying to complete last minute errands before we leave town for the summer.  She turns to me and asks if we can stop and get something to eat; neither of us has eaten all day.  As we start to eat our Panera salads, she remarks, “I…

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A Plea for Paid Parental Leave

By Laurel Haislip   Iceland has it. Sweden has it. Even China and Indonesia have it. The United States, with all our advances, is one of only four countries (the others being Swaziland, Papua New Guinea, and Lesotho) to not mandate paid parental leave for working mothers. The U.S. allows a new mother 12 weeks of…

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