This Is Why I Get So Angry When You Insult Hillary Clinton

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By Jillian Stacia

The personal is political. This is one of the most commonly recognized feminist arguments. It highlights the connection between what goes on in a woman’s personal life and the current political infrastructure. Essentially, it means that you are not alone- that what you go through on a day to day, moment by moment basis is not something to ignore or discredit, because it’s not just “your problem”. It’s not individual, it’s collective. It’s a call for the government to defend and reflect the values and needs of women in the same way it defends and reflects the values and needs of men.

But with this election, I’m learning that the reverse is also true. Not only is the personal political, but the political is also incredibly personal. Continue reading

What Now? One Woman’s Take On The Aftermath Of Brexit

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By Kirsten Parnell

On Thursday June 23, a referendum was held on whether the UK should remain part of the European Union. Of the 33.5 million people who turned out to vote, 51.9% voted to leave. To say this came as a shock is a huge understatement – which sounds crazy, I know. It was a referendum, it could only go one of two ways – surely we were prepared for a “Leave” vote on some level? Continue reading

PSA: It’s Okay To Care About Celebrities

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By De and Kate

Meeting your future sister-in-law can be an intimidating experience. Lucky for us, the introduction was made easier by an instant connection over reality TV. More specifically, Season 7 of The Bachelorette. Upon meeting, we spent hours watching Ashley Hebert in her quest for love and took turns talking (perhaps sometimes yelling) at the TV, as our relationship advice needed to be heard.  Continue reading

Mental Health And Our Vets: A Conversation That Needs To Happen

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By Kristina Leigh

Since 1949, May has been observed as America’s National Mental Health Awareness Month. As our world becomes more intertwined yet somehow still fractured, populations grow alongside income disparity and poverty, and many of the world powers, including America, are drawn into protracted wars that demand a heavy military presence, mental health issues affect more and more people each day. One group that is severely affected is our returning veterans.  Continue reading

Have We Gone Backwards?

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These are things we need to talk about. It seems like every day, there’s another news headline that invokes this all too familiar reaction: “What is wrong with the world?”

Whether it’s Donald Trump claiming that women who have abortions should be “punished” (or something equally Trump-esque), or news regarding the HB2 law in North Carolina, or even people losing their minds on Twitter because the new Star Wars film contains a *gasp* strong female lead, there’s an undeniable sense of hate that is taking far too strong of a grip on our society.  Continue reading