Geena Davis, Represent!
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Geena Davis, Represent!

Geena Davis received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University and the Bette Davis Foundation last Friday evening, March 28. The ceremony marked the opening of “Geena Davis: Actress and Advocate,” an archival exhibit detailing Davis’ Academy-award winning career in film, as well as her advocacy for equal … Continue reading

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

Why we’re fighting “Blurred Lines” at BU
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Why we’re fighting “Blurred Lines” at BU

Enough sound bites, status updates, Tweets, and other too-brief snippets of discussion. Let’s take some time, at length, to talk through the reasons and theory behind this whole Robin Thicke thing. 1) Why is the BU community petitioning against Robin Thicke, when many other pop artists have hit songs featuring analogous misogynistic content? Continue reading

Equality or GTFO!!!!
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Equality or GTFO!!!!

Tomorrow Night at Boston University: “The Boston University Feminist Collective and Video Game Society invite you to join us for a discussion about the gendered minefield that is the online world. We are fortunate enough to have feminist and media critic, Anita Sarkeesian, join us to facilitate the discussion and speak to her own experiences … Continue reading

15-year-old genius accepted to Harvard…and 13 other schools!
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15-year-old genius accepted to Harvard…and 13 other schools!

Teenager Saheela Ibraheem is certainly one you should keep your eyes on! The 15-year-old was accepted into 13 colleges, choosing Harvard, ranking her as one of the youngest students to ever attend the University. Now, she’s continuing to set her own pace by making “The World’s 50 Smartest Teenagers” list. Us Bostonians are lucky to be able to welcome her to … Continue reading

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New England Women’s Center Conference

When: Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013 Where: Photonics Building 8 Saint Mary’s St, Boston,MA Boston University’s Center for Gender, Sexuality and Activism (CGSA) is hosting the New England Women’s Center Conference. The conference “will be hosting speakers and organizations to discuss the importance of communities in the area that foster safer spaces for all individuals regardless … Continue reading