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These legs were made for marching

These legs were made for marching

Heather Montoya March 30, 2018

Marching. Where would women be without it? American women have historically held marches to call for justice when justice was denied. Women marched for the right to vote, equal rights, gun control,...

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Seeing the Signs: When to leave an abusive relationship

Gaige Davila March 30, 2018

One hundred forty-six women in Texas were killed by a former or current partner in 2016. One in three Texans will face domestic abuse in their lifetimes. Bexar County is the fourth deadliest county for...

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Why Didn’t You Say Anything Sooner?

Diana Amaya March 30, 2018

One of the first questions after someone has accused another person of sexual assault, harassment or misconduct is, “Why didn’t you say anything sooner?” With many starting a dialogue about what...

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Tampon Tax

Sydney Lamoureux March 30, 2018

  Feminine hygiene products are included in the sales tax base in most of the United States. Consequently, half the population in the United States is taxed every month when purchasing supplies...

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Mental health in the mind of a college student

Natalie Hollenbeck March 30, 2018

Millennials have become the butt of baby-boomers’ jokes. Millenials have been on the receiving end of intentional attacks over workplace-readiness. Baby-boomers feel that millennials are entitled and...

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Book Review: Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer

Sydney Lamoureux March 30, 2018

In journalist Kayleen Schaefer’s novel Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship, the history and future of female friendships are explored and celebrated through...

Rouge Noir

Rouge Noir

Sabrina Longoria March 30, 2018

When the wolf skulked through the woods, Red betrayed not a single fear, though her curling fingers did tremble, Mother’s warnings grown constant in her ear. Be wary, my sweet, for you are...

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PLUR

Ethan Pham March 30, 2018

Peace. Love. Unity. Respect. PLUR is the four letter acronym that nearly everyone in the rave community knows by heart. PLUR is a term that transcends the dance floors and bass-ridden spaces of the...

Hold My Hand

Hold My Hand

Kimiya Factory March 30, 2018

Who am I? I mean really, who the hell am I? Am I the black woman who lays her edges and finally learns to embrace her blackness, or am I the artsy black girl who guiltily enjoys the aesthetic of gentrification...

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Q&A with Dr. Jackie Cuevas

Vivian Guillen March 30, 2018

UTSA professor Jackie Cuevas, Ph.D, teaches Chicana Feminist Writers, Mexican American Literature, Feminist Theory/Literary Theories, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies and much more, with most of her English...

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Profile: Chelsea Taylor

Frankie Leal March 30, 2018

Former UTSA track star Chelsea Taylor is constantly serving the female community around her in any way she can. Whether it’s coaching pageants or publicly speaking on the importance of body positivity,...

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Profile: Meet Professor Sarah Montoya

Isaac Serna March 30, 2018

Practicality or design brought Professor Sarah Montoya back to UTSA, with one significant difference—she is behind the lectern. Her research ranges from feminism, cyber studies, and the LGBTQ community...

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