BU has a Micro/Aggressions Page!
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BU has a Micro/Aggressions Page!

If you’re a student at Boston University, you’re surely familiar with the trend of Facebook pages that feature anonymous submissions. BU Confessions and BU Crushes are each entertaining in their own right, but they contain a minefield of problems for the socially conscious. For those wary of the racism (often in the form of fetishization) and sexism that occur in some … Continue reading

SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS WEEK (SAAW)
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SEXUAL ASSAULT AWARENESS WEEK (SAAW)

From the BU’s center facebook page about the EVENT. Please join The Sexual Assault Response and Prevention Center (SARP), the Center for Gender, Sexuality, and Activism (CGSA), The Feminist Collective, Students for Reproductive Justice, and the Queer Activist Collective as we kick off this year’s Sexual Assault Awareness Week! This week will be filled with … Continue reading

What one Gentleman makes of men’s rights activism
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What one Gentleman makes of men’s rights activism

Over at Slate, Troy Patterson has been answering reader questions in the persona of the Gentleman — a nattily-dressed (as pictured), socially-conscious, and culturally-savvy correspondent with perspective on all your issues of living well as a well-balanced male in the modern moment. His writing style is sparkly and performative, and his advice is often quite … Continue reading

Some tidbits of BU’s feminist history
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Some tidbits of BU’s feminist history

Once upon a time, Boston University was known across the country for its revolutionary decision to admit women to its academic programs. The following mention of this laudable history comes from the 1888 bookYoung People’s New Pictorial Library of Poetry and Prose: embracing history, biography, poems, stories, travels and adventures (from a chapter about the life … Continue reading

International Women’s Day: yay or nay?
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International Women’s Day: yay or nay?

So today is International Women’s Day. Most people have probably heard of this holiday solely due to Google changing its front page. Another means? Facebook. One of our guest post contributors, fegossen made this is her status, and here’s the conversation that followed between her and two other BU students. Frances: I don’t understand International … Continue reading