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Your Name Next to Mine: Confronting a Zionist Feminism


February 23, 2018

This time last year, excitement from the Women’s March popularized the International Women’s Strike in the U.S. The strike aimed to challenge the sexual, physical and economic exploitation of women worldwide. Movements su...

Lasso of Truth: Why Wonder Woman Isn’t the Feminist Film You’ve Been Waiting For

The Mac Weekly

September 29, 2017

Princess of Themyscira. Lasso-wielding badass. Feminist Icon. On June 2nd, comic-book lovers, women, and DC Universe fanatics alike flocked to theaters for the much-anticipated debut of Patty Jenkins’ Wonder Woman, a film that...

Gender violence conversations require accurate assumptions

Carrigan Miller

April 14, 2017

By Elizabeth Levi I went to the Jackson Katz event, held on April 6, because I was interested in how masculinity studies plays out on college campuses and in the world of feminism generally. I felt informed on the theory behi...

Love Thy Neighborhood: Mpls. St. Paul Magazine’s Slight of Female Chefs

March 13, 2015

The much anticipated March Issue of Mpls. St. Paul Magazine - The Best Restaurants 2015 issue landed on store shelves with shock and awe. On the cover were 15 chefs from the 12 best restaurants Mpls. St. Paul Magazine named. Al...

Toward a more inclusive feminism

October 17, 2014

I’d like to continue the conversation Sarah Nemetz began recently with her article “Feminist icons in the media.” These days, feminism seems to be having a pop culture moment. In light of this, we should be wary of appropriating fe...

Feminist icons in the media – pressure and presence

October 3, 2014

Most people had one of two responses when they first saw Nicki Minaj’s “Anaconda” music video: disgust or empowerment. The same goes for Miley Cyrus’s “We Can’t Stop” or virtually any of the videos off of Beyoncé’s al...

A call for understanding in original op-eds

March 28, 2014

Here’s the thing about reading some of the opinions in this section: it’s easy to get really fired up. When I read Ben Shields’ piece, “How idealogues have ruined the Democratic Party” in the last issue of The Mac We...

In defense of choice: freedom and choosing one’s own life

November 15, 2013

After reading last week’s editorial by Jane Hornsby, I knew I wanted to respond. But in order to make my response a bit more comprehensive, I believe I should give a little bit of personal background. I am from a rural tow...

Footnote to ‘Feminism’: A response to “Feminism reinforces roles”

November 15, 2013

“Women making independent choices can quickly and unknowingly contribute to a patriarchal society.” So can women who form judgments of those choices. Last week’s op-ed “How Feminism Unintentionally Reinforces Gender Ro...

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