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

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

International Women’s Day is Today
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International Women’s Day is Today

Visitors to the Google Homepage today will see a new Google doodle celebrating… what now exactly? Womanness, or womaninity? Well at least it has something to do with women. Women world-wide. Pardon this blogger’s confusion; I was not familiar with International Women’s Day before yesterday — when the Humanist Observances calendar linked to my personal … Continue reading

The Fetishization of Lupita Nyong’o
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The Fetishization of Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita! I assume I’m not the only one who falls into the “oh-my-god-I-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-myself-she’s-so-beautiful” category. But it’s important consider various perspectives on the subject of Lupita’s recent visibility in the media: Black and white people, alike, are enamored with Nyong’o for what I believe, are different reasons. Blacks are proud that Nyong’o crushed it in her … 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