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Results from the Title IX Survey on Sexual Assault

Trigger Warning: This article contains discussions of sexual assault as it manifests itself on Amherst’s campus and during the time students spend here. These statistics are important, but often difficult … Continue reading

May 8, 2015 · 12 Comments

Politicizing Art: DarkMatter and Words of Resistance

(Siraj Sindhu)– In my last essay, I argued that the demand that Muslims living in the West must denounce extremism and defend “real” Islam presupposes diffuse moral responsibility and guilt … Continue reading

March 6, 2015 · Leave a comment

Embracing the Weight

(Noor Qasim)– I remember the first time I saw myself in a mirror. It may be one of those early memories we invent for ourselves, an attempt to fill in … Continue reading

February 24, 2015 · 10 Comments

“Feminist” Declared 2015’s Banned Word in a TIME Magazine Poll

(Frank Tavares)– For the last four years, TIME Magazine has had an online poll for what word should be banned the next year. Past victories have gone to the likes … Continue reading

November 17, 2014 · 2 Comments

My Relationship is for Me

(Idalia Friedson)– My relationship is not for men. I am a woman who dates women, goes out with them, holds their hand, dances with them, kisses them. I am not … Continue reading

November 9, 2014 · 2 Comments

GamerGate: No, It Isn’t About Ethics in Gaming Journalism

(Frank Tavares)– If you’ve taken a visit to the internet lately, a term you’ve likely heard is GamerGate. For those of you who haven’t heard of this movement before, it … Continue reading

November 3, 2014 · 2 Comments

Queens and Witches

(Camila Dominguez)– Halloween is my absolute favorite holiday. It’s better than Thanksgiving and Christmas and New Year’s. It’s even better than my birthday, which I consider a small but important national … Continue reading

November 1, 2014 · Leave a comment
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