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9 hours ago
A Letter from a Hurricane Survivor
It started out quaint. I had always done best alone, in my own little desert with my books and starry nights. I liked it that way, until I didn’t. I wanted to share my books and words with someone els...
Gorgeous Feminist Jewelry: Necklaces, Bracelets, & Earrings That You’ll Love
If you are a feminist, you are probably very proud of your beliefs and want to display those beliefs wherever and whenever you can. The fight for the equality of women should not be a secret, and what...
Losing the Power of No
Over the past month or 2, I lost the power of "no." A "friend" of mine took it away from me and it answered a lot of questions about why my mental health has been so bad over the past couple of months...
Xena Warrior2 days ago
I Am a Christian and I Had an Abortion (Part 1)
7...14...21...28, 29, 30, 31... 32. Thirty-two days since my last cycle. I was late. In fifteen years I had never been late. Which only meant... "Wife? What's wrong?" My husband calls me "wife," I call him "husband." We were engaged for nearly two years and calling him "fiancé" had tasted like vinegar in my mouth, even worse so when he was "boyfriend." Those nouns just hadn't cut it when it came to what he meant to me. So when we got married I got in the habit of happily calling him "husband;" i...
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Lena Bailey2 days ago
My Assault Story
It happened to me about 4 years ago. I just got out of my first relationship and I went back on a popular dating site (I won't name it because it may not want to be associated with this). About a week...
James Howell2 days ago
Why Don't Women Just Come Forward?
In recent years, there have been many allegations of sexual abuse that allegedly happened in the past, the most recent being Supreme Court nominee, Brett Kavanaugh. This particular incident happened o...
Xena Warrior2 days ago
I Am a Christian and I Had an Abortion (Part 2)
I still had to wait another seven days before I could even be seen. In the meantime, I tormented myself by going online and seeing what developments would occur in my pregnancy and the cons of having an abortion. I found Christian propaganda—something about how abortions cause breast cancer. So keeping that in mind, I cut off communication... with everyone, because most everyone I knew was a Bible thumping, church-going Christian. I didn't want to risk anyone finding out and trying to stop me. I...
Abby W3 days ago
Psych and Prejudice Pt. 2
Greek life is often the focal point of a lot of student life on most large state campuses. Smaller campuses, like my own, do not have sororities or fraternities. From an outside perspective, Greek life seems like either an amazing way to make lifelong friends and promote certain acts of scholarship and service or it seems very superficial. So, what's the deal with sororities? If you took the chance to view the video at the top of the page, and I highly suggest you do, you will see a recruitment ...
Zoe Ramirez3 days ago
Curiosity and Its Role Within Systems of Oppression
Cynthia Enloe describes curiosity as something which “takes energy.” It is what leads humans to question aspects of the world around them. Without it, humanity would make no steps forward, and we woul...