Monthly Archives: February 2012

Men Who Trust Women

TweetEverywhere you turn these days, people are talking about reproductive freedom. From the uproar over the Susan G. Komen for the Cure Foundation pulling its funding from Planned Parenthood to the GOP frontrunner warning of “the dangers of contraception,” a lot of people in America are talking about a woman’s right to decide if, when [...]
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LGBTQ Advocacy Project in Top 15 of White House Campus Challenge

TweetFairfield University’s Gender, Sex, and Sexuality Commons (GSSC) is the only LGBTQ advocacy group in the Top 15 finalists of the White House & MTVU Campus Champions of Change Challenge. It is currently up to a public vote to decide the Top 5. Top 5 winners will be invited to an event at the White [...]
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Memo to Billy Crystal

Tweet Blackface is not okay. Ever. In case you missed it, the actor and comedian decided to don blackface as he did a Sammy Davis Jr. impression in his opening sequence for the Oscars last night. Despite the fact that this impression was apparently a popular bit when Crystal was on Saturday Night Live back [...]
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Not Oprah’s Book Club: In Wonderland

TweetFor far too long, surrealism has been associated with solely male minds. Exhibit A: Wikipedia’s accounting of the infamous crew: Paul Éluard, Benjamin Péret, René Crevel, Robert Desnos, Jacques Baron, Max Morise, Pierre Naville, Roger Vitrac, Gala Éluard, Max Ernst, Salvador Dalí, Man Ray, Hans Arp, Georges Malkine, Michel Leiris, Georges Limbour, Antonin Artaud, Raymond [...]
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Guest Post: Why I’m rooting against Bridesmaids at the Oscars

TweetBy Silpa Kovvali History will rightly view Bridesmaids as an important milestone in more ways than one. It was a female-driven comedy. It was a box office hit. And despite the ensemble of women at its center, its raunchy humor was characteristic of producer Judd Apatow. But as director Paul Feig suggested, Apatow-esque vulgarity is [...]
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