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

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 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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Why My Mother is Not a Feminist

By: Laurel Haislip One usually does not have enlightening experiences while doing laundry, which made this laundry day even more surprising. Home for the holidays, I pulled my new “Georgia Feminist” shirt out of the pile, ready to throw it into the washer. Excited about my newest (and most comfortable) purchase, I held it up…

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Feminism and Rock Music

By: Andy Bedingfield Rock music remains vital to me, perhaps because, and not in spite of, its overall retreat from the pop charts. Holing up in the caverns of its own weirdness that always existed has allowed people from the fringes to get more visibility in their corners and more autonomy in their expressions of…

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Yes All Men’s Right’s Activists

By: Mallory Harris Recently, self-proclaimed men’s rights activists have gained attention on the Internet for a series of inflammatory social media campaigns. The meninist hashtag, originally intended to point out inequalities faced by men, has quickly degenerated into another mode of mocking feminism. 4chan’s users have been creating fake Twitter accounts and posing as radical…

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Yer a Feminist, Harry

By: Mallory Harris SPOILER ALERT: This article features details about the Harry Potter books, including information from the final novel of the series. We all know the story: boy’s a wizard, doesn’t know he’s a wizard. Giant appears on boy’s eleventh birthday, breaks down the door to the hut where he’s staying and announces, “Yer…

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4 Reasons You Should Read “Not That Kind of Girl”

By: Angela Seal Best known for her role as Hannah Horvath in HBO’s Girls, Lena Dunham has somehow managed to live out the ambitions of her television persona and become the voice of this generation — “or at least A voice of A generation.”  But all jokes aside, Dunham has pretty much iconized every millennial’s…

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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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