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Tackling tutorials Your gender may be impacting your participation in the classroom
Mar03

Tackling tutorials Your gender may be impacting your participation in the classroom

By: Emily Current When we take part in a group discussion we pay so much attention to what people are saying that we don’t really think about who is speaking. It wasn’t until I talked to a classmate of mine one day about classroom dynamics that I noticed that our tutorial often ended up being male dominated. One of the reasons why it can be so difficult to see how gender dynamics play into classroom discussions is because these sort...

A fate worse than death Or how I am surviving my first mortality crisis
Feb25

A fate worse than death Or how I am surviving my first mortality crisis

I found out over reading week that one of my distant cousins died. This, coupled with the death of two grandparents in the span of a year, has led to my first mortality crisis. “One day,” I said to myself, “you will die.” Here’s the thing; I’ve been worried about growing old for a much longer time than I’ve been worried about what follows it. I wasn’t even particularly worried about a decline in quality of life with age (which has now...

Talking to parents about the f word When it comes to understanding feminism, age is slightly more than just a number
Feb04

Talking to parents about the f word When it comes to understanding feminism, age is slightly more than just a number

  “I’m not a feminist.” I was shocked to hear the words leave her mouth; I almost didn’t even believe it. “I can’t tell, are you joking right now?” I asked. “No. That’s just never a word I would use to describe myself.” Hearing my mom tell me she didn’t relate to the term “feminist” was a blow to my whole understanding of society. For my entire life she has been the driving force that has taught me that women deserve equal rights when...

WGEN column: Yourself and your uterus Its time to talk, period
Nov26

WGEN column: Yourself and your uterus Its time to talk, period

By: Mia Kibel This week we’d like to talk about a topic you might expect from your friendly neighborhood feminists: periods and birth control. Compared to other normal health events, there is a lot of ignorance surrounding contraception and menstruation. Most people can only name two or three kinds of birth control and one or two menstrual products. There is a lack of available information about cheap, environmentally friendly and...

Sweat the small stuff Change isn’t brought about by focusing exclusively on “big” issues
Nov19

Sweat the small stuff Change isn’t brought about by focusing exclusively on “big” issues

I’ll let you in on a little secret: feminists are sometimes very angry people. We hold signs at rallies, we swear at catcallers, and sometimes we publish aggressive opinions pieces. Often we are accused of focusing on issues that are too small. Are you moaning about the lack of female MSU presidential candidates? What about the environment! Are you upset about the wage gap? What about genocide? Missing and murdered Indigenous women?...

The bisexual aesthetic Trusting bisexuals to form their own identities is the best way to make us feel welcome
Nov05

The bisexual aesthetic Trusting bisexuals to form their own identities is the best way to make us feel welcome

By: Victoria Marks “I’m bisexual,” I said to my high school friend. “Really? I don’t think you are,” was her reaction. This was the first in a series of frustrating responses I’ve had since I started coming out to friends and family. Ten years later and I’m still bi, but unfortunately the rude comments I’ve gotten on the subject haven’t changed. “Do you prefer men or women?” “How many girls have you slept with?” “Are you doing this...