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Desperate For Reality

by Maya Brown Desperate Housewives is a T.V. show made to explore the lives of middle class women living in a suburb in America. What happens in the show is so bizarre that at first glance I thought it was more a satire of the life rich people live. Unfortunately, at least according to the…

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The Necessary Plastic?

by Culley Schultz I was seven-years old around the time the Botox became the new “it” in cosmetic surgery.  By the time I was 10, I could declare if a woman I passed on the street had a “frozen forehead” from the procedure. Nowadays, it is commonplace to see actresses who have perfectly smooth faces…

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The Baby Fever Epidemic

by Diana Martinez Baby Fever. Do you find yourself envious of pregnant women you see in the stores?  Or swooning over babies you may meet in public?  Continuously looking at family members’ photos of their newborns on Facebook? Not me. I have been noticing a lot of pregnant acquaintances from my hometown lately.  Am I…

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"Hey Shorty!" Is A Tall Lesson on Sexual Harassment

by Carmen Rios “When I advocate for our most vulnerable girls and women at the intersection of gender, race, class, and sexual oppression, I’m advocating for myself and my family.” These were the words that welcomed me to the newly released book “Hey Shorty!: A Guide to Combating Sexual Harassment and Violence in Schools and…

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Cleaning Up Stereotypes

by Diana Martinez Because of my busy, chaotic life as a college student, I love to read Simple, a magazine aimed at the workingwoman, designed for making life more manageable.  I love its tips for organization, money managing and whatnot. One night, as I flipped through its pages, I realized that almost every single ad…

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Skechers Skid Pass The Line

by Julia Bluhm Skechers new “Shape-ups” shoes are apparently a huge fad. They’re supposed to tone your butt and legs just by wearing the shoe during your daily routine, and I can see why some could view the shoes as a good thing. They can help adults with insanely busy lifestyles to stay fit and…

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Ads-Mazing Women

by Julia Bluhm When we take a closer look at our typical clothing catalogs, what do we see? Normally, we see young women with perfect skin, hair, and bodies posing next to a guy, right? And you’ve all read how we feel about the sexualized Candies ads aimed at tweens. We know it isn’t “real”……

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College Looks Better In Drag

by Hannah DeAngelis The black stilettos matched his sparkling sequined headband and when he walked across the stage the crowd stamped their feet and roared in approval. When the girl in a tweed suit, red bow tie and bowler hat took the mic next, she received more screams from the already raucous audience. “The Kinsey…

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