Robin Thicke at BU…Why are we protesting?
activism / Awareness / Boston University / Feminism / From Your Editors / On Campus Issues / Take the Power Back

Robin Thicke at BU…Why are we protesting?

So I imagine you all have heard the controversy about Robin Thicke performing at the BU owned performance venue, Agganis Arena. The Boston Humanists at BU, with the support of the BU Humanist alumi, started a petition to ask BU to cancel his performance. Currently, it has nearly 1,500 signatures, and more are coming in. When … Continue reading

Laverne Cox on Transphobia
Awareness / Equal Rights / Feminism / Terms you should know / Trans-Gender Awareness

Laverne Cox on Transphobia

Laverne Cox, Orange is the New Black actress and trans* advocate, recently stood up to Katie Couric for asking a rude question about transitioning. Cox, eloquent as always, responded that “the preoccupation with transition and its surgery objectifies trans* people.” This preoccupation takes away the focus from the mass amounts of violence that faces the trans* … Continue reading

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Students & Survivors Listening Sessions
Awareness / Rape

Let Your Voice Be Heard: Students & Survivors Listening Sessions

A few days ago, the US Department of Justice posted “White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault Invites Participation in Public Listening Sessions,” to encourage students, advocates, university leaders, law enforcement professionals, and VAWA grantees to participate in an upcoming White House Public Listening Session. The White House Task Force hopes that participants … Continue reading

You Throw Like a Girl: Rape Culture & Sports
Awareness / Being a Man / Masculinity / Rape / Sexual Assault / Uncategorized

You Throw Like a Girl: Rape Culture & Sports

Let me preface this by saying that not all men who take part in aggressive sports are insatiable, sex-hungry, and misogynistic.  When you hear people saying that one team “raped” another, or you hear two teens discussing the complete “rape” that occurred while playing Call of Duty, I’d suggest that you think a little deeper as … Continue reading

Youtube Spotlight: Laci Green
activism / Awareness / Equal Rights / Feminism / Objectification / Youtube Spotlight

Youtube Spotlight: Laci Green

Laci Green runs a youtube channel entitled Sex+ that tackles everything from virginity to her most recent video on sexual objectification. Overall, if there is a question you have about sex, Green has probably already answered it. Her frank and charming videos explain hard topics in comprehensive ways focusing on the importance of mental, emotional, … Continue reading

Equality or GTFO!!!!
Around Boston / Awareness / Boston University / Media criticism

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