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What Does Feminism Actually Mean in Politics?

by Aditi Hukerikar // Women who are political figures have an important role in the feminist movement; they have both the platforms and the political power to make lasting change and promote women’s issues. However, feminism, as a concept, has been used less as a driving force for change and more as a shield against […]

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Elisabeth’s Letters from Batavia: Immigration Detention and Injustice

by Alice Kenny // Elisabeth, a pseudonym, is a thirty-year-old woman who has been held in the Buffalo (Batavia) Federal Detention Facility for nearly two years. She fled her home country of El Salvador after experiencing extreme violence and trauma and came to the United States seeking asylum. She was arrested and detained by Immigration […]

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Female Hysteria?: A Question of Silence Film Review

by Maria Siciliano// The courtroom was filled with an uproarious chorus of laughter by every woman in attendance.  This is how the film by Marleen Gorris, A Question of Silence, closes with no further explanation. In this highly controversial 1980s film, I was truly struck by the feminist critique that the director posits on society. […]

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The Importance of Intersectionality

by Aditi Hukerikar // What does feminism say about how women interact with each other? If women are seeking to gain respect, isn’t it important to also respect other women and treat each other equally? Isn’t it our duty as feminists to support other women and ensure that we stand united amongst ourselves before we […]

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Has Working From Home Pushed Women Out of the Workforce?

by Aditi Hukerikar // “Women will have achieved true equality when men share with them the responsibility of bringing up the next generation.” -Ruth Bader Ginsberg A study conducted by Mckinsey & Company and Lean In has revealed how working women in the United States have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. This report found […]

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Riot Grrrl: The Then & Now of DIY Feminism

by Alice Kenny // Riot Grrrl is on the tongues of many young feminists today. Many of us are familiar with it but are not in touch with its origin. Academic feminism, the kind of feminism that develops on and inhabits college campuses in the Western world, is far removed from the punk scene and […]