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

The WORC Interview Guide

By: Erica Lee Got the interview jitters? Graduating, student loans, and day-to-day life are stressful enough without having to worry about interviews—especially when preparing for interviews might interfere with the unique way you experience your gender, body, culture, and identity. It’s no secret that interview guides are modeled on western ideals of “professionalism,” showing an…

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Dealing with my White Girl Feminism

By: Missy DeVelvis I am white. I am educated, relatively well-spoken, and middle class. I am a feminist, but in many, many ways I adhere to what is called “white feminism.” What is white feminism? In this amazing blog post, BattyMamzelle blogger Cate Young describes it as “a specific set of single-issue, non-intersectional, superficial feminist…

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The Forgotten Letter on the Spectrum, part two: Q(ueer)

By: Julia Connell   Queer is the story of love and hate. Queer is the story of reclaiming identity. Queer is the story of community. Likely, most people have heard this word used in a variety of ways. A word used to depict something strange on old British TV shows. An insult that a bully…

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My Feminist Reasons for Going Through Sorority Recruitment

By: Jackie Keaton At the end of last semester, I found myself without any good friends at school. My high school friends had drifted apart, my closest friends were scattered across the country, and my boyfriend was long distance. I started to consider joining a sorority, and as I listed out the pros and cons….

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Bad Body Image and Throwing Out the Scale

By: Laurel Haislip tw: eating disorders I haven’t stepped on a scale in years. For some people, visual confirmation of their healthy choices (was choosing that salad really worth it?) is routine behavior that keeps them on track with their appearance. But for me, it became dangerous. There was a time, not all that long ago,…

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Guerrilla Girls: The GMOA’s Latest Exhibit and Why It Matters

By: Julie Saxton The Georgia Museum of Art’s Not Ready to Make Nice: Guerrilla Girls in the Art World and Beyond exhibit includes, but is not limited to, giant posters declaiming the Oscars, photographs of women hiding their faces behind gorilla masks, and satirical picket signs. I expected none of this when I walked into…

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Calling All Georgia Feminists | Dr. Linder Guest Posts

Georgia Feminists, we’ve got a mission for you. Aashka introduced you to Dr. Chris Linder last month, and she’s with us today to invite you to get involved in a huge way. Here’s Dr. Linder on why your experience as a woman on a university campus is crucial. ——- Greetings UGA Feminists! Thanks to the leadership…

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US Lags Far Behind Other Nations in Fair Treatment of Pregnant and Parenting Workers

By: Rebecca Stapleford This June, our Supreme Court will hand down their decision on which will determine whether or not the 1978 Pregnancy Discrimination Act requires employers to provide accommodations to pregnant employees who cannot fulfill their normal job requirements. The plaintiff, Peggy Young, had her job and health insurance suspended by her employer, UPS,…

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On Beauty

By: Juhi Varshney 1. What is beauty, really? I find it difficult to quantify such a nebulous quality, so I will reduce it to terms that are easier to dissect. For the entirety of this piece, I will refer to beauty in its most superficial sense, concerning only the exterior. For me, beauty is really…

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A Farewell to Parks and Recreation

By Hannah Smith   Today marks the end of the incredibly underrated comedy show Parks and Recreation. Let us not dwell on the imminent despair sweeping the country at the thought that Amy Poehler’s character Leslie Knope won’t be teaching new lessons and exemplifying a positive role model across our television screens week after week.  …

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