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...

October 31, 2015

 

On Monday, October 26, a motion was brought forward by the Labour party in the UK to remove the tax on female sanitary products, but was defeated by three conservative MPs. The tax, which was dropped from 17.5% in 1973 to 5% in 2000, but tampons and pads are still co...

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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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