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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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Lena Getting Naked: What Lena Dunham’s use of nudity means for the feminist movement

By: Caitlyn Beatty “Girls —it just gets really real.” That’s what my friend said to me when I first sat down to watch Lena Dunham’s popular HBO series Girls. She was right. The show portrays the very unglamorous world of being out of college, but not quite having reached adulthood. It tackles a host of…

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7 Things You Should Know About the “Free The Nipple” Campaign

By: Kara Wexler When I first mentioned this provocative nipple-freeing campaign to my 74-year-old father from Carrollton, GA, he couldn’t believe the world had come to this. In his defense, he lives in a country where the tiniest accidental sight of Janet Jackson’s nipple for a fraction of a second during the 2004 Super Bowl…

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