Getting My Vagina High (Legally)

By Anonymous Contributor   Intro I’ve always been someone who hasn’t had much luck when it comes to orgasm. It could be because of my anxiety, my past with sexual trauma, the stigmas I’ve internalized about women’s sexuality, etc, etc. Just when I think I’m getting close, I either am overwhelmed and “numb out” as my partner and I [...]

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The Need for Feminism in Health Care

During the summer of 2013, I had an opportunity to volunteer as a public health counselor at the Carrboro Community Health Center. Through the guidance of Student Health [...]

Losing Faith

I never knew Faith Hedgepeth. I was never graced with her warm smile, nor was I familiar with the optimistic spirit and joy she brought to those who remember her. Yet, from [...]

Midwives: Reclaiming Maternal Health Rights

What’s the first thing that pops into your mind when you hear the word ‘midwife’? For me, it was outdated homebirths and ‘70s hippie women. With the medicalization of [...]

Why I’m Tired of Getting a Gold Star for Being a Male Feminist, and Why You Should Be, Too.

When I’m meeting someone for the first time, no matter who they are, this conversation always seems to happen in one of two ways. Both cases always start when I share my [...]

In Search of My Mother’s Garden

During the spring semester of my junior year, I took four different Women’s & Gender Studies classes and all four placed a heavy focus on feminist literature and theory. [...]

UNC, It’s Time You Heard About… The Empowerment of a Women’s and Gender Studies Education

Public attacks against the Women’s & Gender Studies (WGST) curriculum at UNC and other institutions charged that these programs are unable to produce students with tangible [...]

Who Needs Feminism?

Alerted by social media that the UNC chapter of Omega Phi Beta sorority was undertaking a Who Needs Feminism photo shoot in the fall of 2012, I walked to the Pit, eager to see [...]

Finding Feminism at Carolina

Gloria Steinem is the founder of Ms. Magazine. Betty Friedan is the author of “The Feminine Mystique” and founder of the National Organization for Women. Angela Davis is a [...]

External Formulas to Self-Authorship

One of the first books I read in graduate school was Marcia Baxter Magolda’s Learning Partnerships. In this book, Baxter Magolda introduces the idea of self-authorship and [...]

MuSICK

Mu(Sick) Lyrics: by Madiha Bhatti So I heard this song the other day That objectified women in every way That doesn’t narrow it down much But it was pretty [...]