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Welcome to Princeton Students for Gender Equality's online forum for feminist writing and art! (*We went for the pun, but submissions from people of all genders are welcome)

“Menstrual Regulation in Bangladesh,” by Mary DeVellis ’21

(Mary DeVellis '21 wrote this paper for GSS 324: Science After Feminism, with Professor Catherine Clune-Taylor.) Due to the pervasiveness of high maternal mortality rates and pressure from the international community to address this health concern, Bangladesh, a small, developing... Continue Reading →

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“No Excuses,” by Sarah Cho ’18

(Sarah Cho '18 wrote this in response to a talk at the Brooklyn Museum on January 18, 2018 by Judy Chicago and Sarah Thornton about Chicago's The Dinner Party. The taped talk can be found here.) On Thursday, I trekked up to... Continue Reading →

“Sexual Scripts, Strategic Ambiguity, and Connection in College Students’ Hookup Discourse,” by Jamie O’Leary ’19

(Jamie O'Leary '19 wrote this paper for ANT 326, Language, Identity, Power.) The term “hookup” is central to American young adult culture: “hookup” apps like Tinder have proliferated, adults bemoan university “hookup cultures,” and “hookups” are often a staple of... Continue Reading →

“Hold It,” by Anonymous

Let's let the states decide, Donald and Betsy, where you should go to the bathroom; maybe in the Empire State or some other enlightened place they'll deny you toilet access, you'll be forced to hold it in forever, the way children of your country... Continue Reading →

“wolf poem,” by Ayame Whitfield ’20

intertwine these truths & tell me that you want me. the rainbows in the garden sprinklers make me think of you. months have passed, & every morning, i pick up the threads that have unraveled overnight, stitch back together my... Continue Reading →

“Who’s the Real First Lady? The Power and Influence of Presidential Spouses,” by Madeleine Marr ’21

(Madeleine Marr '21 wrote this as a response paper for POL 325: The Presidency and Executive Power.) Political scientists and historians have undervalued and dismissed first ladies, choosing to view the women who have held that role solely through the... Continue Reading →

“’Take the Damn Thing Out’: Female Contraception, Embodiment, and Challenges to ‘Choice,’” by Jamie O’Leary ’19

(Jamie O'Leary '19 wrote this as a final paper for GSS 305: Feminist Approaches to Bioethics, with Prof. Catherine Clune-Taylor.) Female contraception has long been celebrated for giving women reproductive choice. Oral contraceptives were a hard-won battle for feminists in... Continue Reading →

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