October 31, 2015


My college was founded in 1834 as a women's college, but became co-ed in 1988. Today, the male to female ratio is nearly 50/50. My freshman year, I lived in a male/female dorm. While I have no problem with all-gendered housing, I was intrigued when I found out there w...

August 12, 2015

1. Join a feminist club


In high school I was extremely shy, and my social anxiety deterred me from joining any clubs or groups. I made a promise to myself that once I started college I would join at least one club as a way to meet more people and hopefully make some fr...

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Hello! My name is Emma Shachat and I am a rising sophomore at Wheaton College in Massachussets. While I have not yet declared my major(s), I have always been incredibly interested in feminism, women's issues, and social justice, and writing is one of the ways through which I am able to project my voice, ideas, and experiences. This blog is a place for me to write about issues relating to feminism, as well as my own experiences as a young woman and feminist. This blog is a part of an internship I am currently doing with the Red Web Foundation. 

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