Global Girlhood: Where Women Tell Women’s Stories

Featured Illustration: Camila Rosa “Come on, not again,” is what I am told at times when I try to start a conversation about gender. I don’t think it would be fair to say that gender as a subject has not been vehemently researched or spoken about. However, gender discrimination continues to be one of the…

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The Terrifying Reality of Womanhood

Featured Illustration: Simply Sophie Designs Trigger warning: mentions of gendered violence, gun violence, transphobia, and sexual assault. A TikTok video of user @jatsiveh detailing the contents of her ‘If I Go Missing Folder’, recently went viral on Twitter, collecting over 2 million views and 200,000 likes and retweets. Her folder contains the following: social media…

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What You Didn’t Know About Pockets in Women’s Fashion

Featured Image: Kit Cronk The first thing I do when I try on a pair of pants in the dressing room of a clothing store is reaching down in the pockets and seeing if it can fit my phone and wallet. Having pockets that can hold these two things make me feel comfortable. It means…

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These WOC are Challenging the Stereotypical Asian Definition of Success

What does success look like to you? Generally, you would expect a unique answer from most people you ask this question to. But for many children of immigrants and their parents, their response to this question echoes one of the most deeply-rooted stereotypes socially constructed within immigrant cultures. Too often, children of immigrants are pushed…

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Noname and the Power of Radicalization Through Reading

Featured Image: Chantal Anderson Following recent events in the United States with the deaths of George Floyd, Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, and Rayshard Brooks, people have been asking themselves about where society went wrong. People all around the country are advocating for a different system, one that doesn’t end with mass incarceration, over-policed neighborhoods of…

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The Benefits of Women’s and Gender Studies Courses

Featured Artwork: Ariel Lung for The Daily Californian When I tell people that I’m pursuing a minor in women’s studies, I’m often met with an eye-roll or two. I imagine this is because adults are amused and think it’s cute that I’m “entertaining feminist and social justice warrior notions” while still in college before I enter the real world where things aren’t…

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She is Viv and She is Here for Your V

Featured Artwork: Hazel Mead “Menstruation, or period, is normal vaginal bleeding that occurs as part of a woman’s monthly cycle.” (Menstruation, Period 2020). “Normal” as it may be defined, menstruation continues to remain as one of the lesser discussed topics, especially when it comes to women’s health. Menstruation often has associated with itself strong social…

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The Handmaid’s Tale: Living in Red

Featured Artwork: Shawna X Trigger warning: mentions of rape. . . . In 2017, Margaret Atwood’s speculative fiction novel regained popularity when the Hulu adaptation launched its series. Now sitting at 3 seasons, the story of the protagonist, Offred, and her red gown remains an icon and inspiration for the feminist movement. But, why? To…

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COVID-19: The Story of Women Refugees in Uganda

Featured Images: Matilde Simas COVID-19 has altered our lives forever. Many of us have not seen our loved ones and we aren’t able to go to our favourite places or eat our favourite take out. What we know as normal has been stripped from us. Now imagine this: there is no virus, but you live…

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