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Politics and Government

It's About Time We Dump Trump

Donald Trump isn’t a name thrown around fondly in my social circles. I’d say I live comfortably in a liberal bubble, one which sees Donald Trump as an overblown joke. With the upcoming election, his name has become a household one, and is uttered with callousness and a little bit of fear. As primaries are approaching and poll results are flying in, I’m becoming uneasy about Donald Trump’s viability as a presidential candidate.

Marwa Sayed, a Leader in the Community

Marwa Sayed was the first Hijabi I ever met. I was a freshman in high school and she was a junior. A force to be reckoned with, she terrified me. She had strong convictions for equality and justice from which she did not back down. I served on student council with her at Boston University Academy (the high school we both attended) for two years, and during that time she led the charge to abolish the dress code and to establish gender neutral bathrooms. 

Monica Lewinsky: From Ruin To Role Model

While we know the most intimate details of the scandal, what most Americans don’t know about (or don’t care about) is the extreme personal harm that Lewinsky endured as a result. 

            

Barbara Brenner, 1951 - 2013

For her 60th birthday, Barbara Brenner’s partner, Suzanne Lampert, invited a number of Barbara’s friends over for a party and asked them to bring their laptops.  Once there, the guests’ computers were fitted with software that allowed them to type whatever they wished to say and have it spoken aloud by the machines.  Barbara, who had lost her ability to speak as a result of ALS (amyotrophic lateral sclerosis), now was surrounded by close companions who communicated in the same manner she had been using for a long while.

The "Women's Room" at Rathaus Wilmersdorf

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The "women's room" at Rathaus Wilmersdorf, one of Berlin’s eighteen relief centers.

Photo courtesy of Donna Swarthout.

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The "women's room" at Rathaus Wilmersdorf, one of Berlin’s eighteen relief centers.

Photo courtesy of Donna Swarthout.

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My Friend Crush on Emma Goldman

There is a certain type of girl our parents always told us to stay away from when we were younger; she was often described as bad news, or as bound to corrupt our innocent souls. Always getting herself into trouble, she's the type of girl who the adults detest and the kids idolize.

Amy Schumer

On her award-winning sketch comedy show, Amy Schumer has used humor to call attention to feminist issues from ageism against women in Hollywood to the pervasiveness of rape culture.

Amy Schumer, 2011

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Comedian and actress Amy Schumer in 2011.

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Comedian and actress Amy Schumer in 2011.

Photo courtesy of Mario Santor via Wikimedia Commons.

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"Bread Givers" Front Cover by Anzia Yezierska

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The 25th anniversary front cover of Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska.

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The 25th anniversary front cover of Bread Givers by Anzia Yezierska.

No Room For God?

It is more difficult, in my opinion, to believe in something that you can’t hold in your hand than it is to live a life strictly governed by accepting the world around you at face value. It goes against human nature, however, not to long, wish, or hope. 

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