COLLEGE FEMINISMS: An Open Letter to My Ex, Nude Picture

June 26, 2015
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By Kaitlin Harris   Dear Gilbert, I wanted to say thank you. Thank you for keeping my private pictures (from two years ago, no less!) in your email even after I clearly broke it off with you. Thank you for giving me a state of panic in late May of 2015 when multiple people messaged me on Facebook saying, “Your nude pictures are up online…just so you know.” Thank...
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4 Poems by Carmen Giménez Smith

June 24, 2015
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EPIGRAMS FOR A LADY   If you hate it when your son is preternaturally boy, freight him with your trunk’s warp. A woman could form a bastion with a man, but for it to persist, both parties must wield Kalashnikovs and permission from Uber-Mom. The idiot, the bad apple: the same thing as prototypical feminine. The best enemy against antagonism is more howl and less whisper. Frizz and anxiety...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Nine Times She Felt Less Than Human

June 23, 2015
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By Emily Schultz                                                                                                                                 One When...
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On Nicknaming Predators

June 22, 2015
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By Erin Corbett I have been asked by a number of people about naming drones. “Do drone operators name their drones?” “Do drone operators give their drones nicknames?” “If you bought a drone, would you name it?” “What would you name your drone?” Multiple people have asked me these questions since the start of my project—my advisors, my peers, my friends—and I had not given the matter much thought until...
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Your White Friends Can’t Save You

June 19, 2015
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By Hari Ziyad Two nights ago, I was traumatized by the racially motivated massacre of nine Black people in a church in Charleston, SC. Last night, Whiteness traumatized me again. Perhaps I needed a reminder that not all white people want to slaughter us in cold blood. Maybe I just wanted to know that love transcends race. Both of those things are undeniably true. What is not is that...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: In the Hour of Consciousness: Three Poems by Kathryn Eichner

June 19, 2015
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400 Lux   Clouds forming cosmic rats—patchouli               were the first and last words I wrote in my physics notebook in a stale lecture hall, flooded with fluorescents too dim               for anything to grow on its own.   The off-color lecture preached               to justify the corpses we’ve unknowingly counted.      ...
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For Mother Emanuel and In Solidarity with the Black Living and the Dead (REVISED)

June 18, 2015
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Today I mourn with the families and community of the historic Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church (AME) in Charleston, S.C. I mourn for the living and the dead. I mourn for Black life. But simultaneously, I rage. I rage against the executions, beatings, dispersals, and assassinations of Black people everywhere. I am calling out the current manifestation of Black genocide, racial cleansing, and white terrorism happening in the U.S. And...
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The Blackface politics of Rachel Dolezal

June 17, 2015
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By Jasson Perez Three Days ago Kai M. Green wrote a provocative and important article titled “‘Race and Gender are not the same!’ is not a good response to the “Transracial”/Transgender or we can and we must do better.” In it Green pushes us all to be more robust in our thinking and approach about the relationship with race, gender and Blackness. I agree whole heartily with such a call. Still,...
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A poem by Niki Tulk

June 17, 2015
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  Song For My Daughter   You are nearly here. Around and above me slithering voices, anxious midwife barks. My own voice surges from a galaxy cloaked in breath and stygian song. I am volcano. I am tsunami. I forge the deep waters. Atomic, I shift mountain ranges with each arc of my body.   The hospital hush. In the birth room, electronics twitch in sonic orbit; antiseptic, pink...
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COLLEGE FEMINISMS: Exploring Meghan Trainor’s “Feminist” Message

June 16, 2015
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By Sly West     A “new” wave of feminism (and anti-feminism) in pop culture has resulted in a newfound respect for feminist pop songs and icons. One of the more popular feminism-focused celebrities on today’s stage is Meghan Trainor, a self-proclaimed body positive feminist who specializes in poppy, aesthetic doo-wop songs that encourage young girls to reject societal pressures and love themselves for who they are, not what...
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Op-Ed: Broaden Sexual Assault Education and Legislation to Include All Students, in College and Not

June 15, 2015
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Op-Ed: Broaden Sexual Assault Education and Legislation to Include All Students, in College and Not

By Maria Hengeveld    Since its opening in 1895, Low Memorial Library has become one of Columbia University’s most admired architectural sites. Its magnificent façade and columns draw photographic attention from tourists, guests, and prospective students on a daily basis. A few weeks ago, the building’s attic confronted visitors, most of whom prospective students, with an unequivocal message. With bright blue flashing letters, a projector wrote over the attic’s...
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