#SurvivorPrivilege

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RAPE CULTURE & THE #SurvivorPrivilege TREND   One of America’s leading news publications, The Washington Post, recently made headlines itself after publishing a controversial article about rape. Penned by one of the Post’s conservative columnists George Will, the article expressed the author’s opinion that rape and sexual assault statistics—particularly in universities and colleges—are inaccurate. This is because he suspects that … Read More

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#YesAllWomen

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The #YesAllWomen Hashtag: Addressing a Social Problem After the Santa Barbara Killings On May 23, America was yet again shocked by the latest mass murder to hit the headlines. This time, it was a 22-year-old boy named Elliot Rodger who killed six people in Santa Barbara and ended up possibly killing himself. Naturally, there was a viral and strong reaction … Read More

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TARA MOSS

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The Fictional Woman by Tara Moss: The Power of Labels   Tara Moss is a Canadian-Australian writer whose works include nine novels, including Fetish, The Spider Goddess and The Skeleton Key. She has also written the short story collections Psycho Magnet, Know Your ABC’s and Intuition. This 2014, Moss released her first non-fiction book entitled The Fictional Woman. According to Moss, … Read More

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THE BODY IMAGE MOVEMENT

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THE BODY IMAGE MOVEMENT: LEARNING TO LOVE THE BODY YOU’VE GOT Nowadays, it has become quite difficult to flip the pages of a magazine, look up at an advertisement billboard or browse images of celebrities online without seeing female images that have been enhanced by Photoshop. Ours is also the day and age where the practices of plastic surgery, eating … Read More

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KATIE PIPER

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THE KATIE PIPER FOUNDATION: HELPING BURNS VICTIMS HEAL ON THE OUTSIDE AND THE INSIDE The Katie Piper Foundation is the brainchild of international speaker and author Katie Piper. Katie also does TV appearances and runs worldwide campaigns. Most importantly, she is a determined burns survivor. By the age of 24, Katie was a young, beautiful and intelligent woman whose bright … Read More

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REDEFINING REALNESS

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REDEFINING REALNESS Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More is a memoir that features the life and story of Janet Mock, an American trans woman who has become an activist for the transgender community. The book talks about Mock’s journey towards the body that finally reflects who she has always been as a person. Janet … Read More

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MISS REPRESENTATION

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MISS REPRESENTATION: HOW WOMEN ARE BEING MISREPRESENTED IN MAINSTREAM AMERICAN MEDIA   As a female, have you ever watched a film, TV show, music video or even commercial that rubbed you the wrong way as a woman? If you’ve ever had this experience then you’ll be glad to know that you are not the only one. There is no denying … Read More

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REAL MEN DON’T BUY GIRLS

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REAL MEN DON’T BUY GIRLS CAMPAIGN The TV show Dateline is known for its expose stories that reveal truths about different societies, and one of these stories apparently inspired one celebrity to make a difference. One episode of Dateline explored the underground world of sex trafficking in the southeast Asian country of Cambodia. The story featured girls as young as six or seven being … Read More

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PROJECT UNBREAKABLE

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PROJECT UNBREAKABLE Rape and sexual assault have been in the media far too much lately. Politicians and authorities have tried to define and redefine what these words mean, who they can happen to, and what kinds of sexual assault are “legitimate”. The people that we often do not hear from are the survivors themselves—people of all ages, races, and genders … Read More

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THE SCAR PROJECT

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THE SCAR PROJECT Breast Cancer Awareness month just ended, but that does not mean that the issue of breast cancer has left the people’s minds. This year alone, tens of thousands of women under the age of 40 will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Families who have lost loved ones, women who are crossing their fingers that they stay in … Read More

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