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Terms You Should Know #4: Sex Positivity

By: Nicole Rizzo Here’s a brief definition of sex positivity from the Women and Gender Advocacy Center at Colorado State University at http://www.wgac.colostate.edu/sex-positivity: “Like many terms within feminism, sex positivity means different things to different people. As a broad ideology and world view, sex positivity is simply the idea that all sex, as long as it is … Continue reading

The Fetishization of Lupita Nyong’o
Awareness / Pop-Culture

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

The Oscars and the Bechdel Test
Media criticism / Pop-Culture / The Bechdel Test

The Oscars and the Bechdel Test

The media is full of news about the upcoming Oscars. The Oscars were started to award the best films and performances, with categories including “Best Picture” “Best Actor” “Best Supporting Actor” “Best Animated Film”, etc. It shouldn’t be hard for the nine films nominated for Best Picture to include a strong portrayal of women – … 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

Redefining the Stock
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Redefining the Stock

Stock photos; they are everywhere. They are utilized in advertisements, products in pre-sale, articles, and elsewhere. You can find them on the internet, in print, and in databases. I have always been curious as to who these people are and why they were chosen for these images. Are they picked because they are nondescript, attractive … Continue reading

Being a Man / Equal Rights / Feminism / Masculinity / Take the Power Back / Terms you should know

TYSK #3: Misandry (and why it’s not a thing)

Misandry (definition: hatred of men) is not a thing. This is a controversial statement to make. However, when feminists use this catchy slogan, we are completely aware of the fact that there are, indeed, situations in which men are disadvantaged by their gender. We are not disputing this fact, we are simply pointing out that, … Continue reading

I Need Feminism Because…
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I Need Feminism Because…

The ARU Feminist Society and CUSU Women’s Campaign worked together to ask students at Cambridge University why they need feminism. Sure it’s a different Cambridge than the one close to BU, but the reasons still apply.  Take a click through to see around 700 signs saying why feminism is needed. Cambridge Needs Feminism Continue reading