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TGIF: Week of May 8, 2015

May 08, 2015

This week Smith College, the largest of the Seven Sisters women’s colleges, announced that it is opening its doors to transgender women. The change is effective starting for students applying this fall. Says Smith President Kathleen McCartney and board Chair Elizabeth Mugar Eveillard, “concepts of female identity have evolved.” Other women’s colleges to have made […]

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TGIF: Week of May 1, 2015

May 01, 2015

This has been a rough week for many, and we at the CSPH are keeping all those involved in the Baltimore uprising in our thoughts. We hope that you stay safe. Last Wednesday, as part of V-Day’s One Billion Rising Campaign, The Vagina Monologues came to Taconic Correctional Facility, a medium-security women’s prison in Bedford […]

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TGIF: Week of April 24, 2015

April 24, 2015

This week, it turns out people have…very strong feelings about scissoring. From “it feels great and I love it” to “does anyone actually do this?” Autostraddle collected 41 things queer women have to say about scissoring. My personal favorite? “Scissoring is too much core work.” Private penguin sex suites! Yes, it sounds like a tongue-twister […]

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TGIF: Week of April 17, 2015

April 17, 2015

Hillary Clinton officially announced her 2016 presidential run on Sunday, surprising…pretty much no one. Clinton is widely regarded to be the first female presidential candidate with a real chance of winning the election. Autostraddle published a piece in response titled “What We’re Gonna Talk About When We Talk About Hillary Clinton.” Will Smith’s son Jaden […]

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TGIF: Week of April 10, 2015

April 10, 2015

This week, Modcloth debuted their first-ever transgender model, Rye Silverman. After announcing their #FashionTruth campain–a pledge to feature models of various body types with absolutely no photoshop–back in September, Modcloth’s eye was caught by comedian and writer Rye Silverman. In her interview with Buzzfeed, Rye said, “I think there has started to be this great […]

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TGIF: Week of April 3, 2015

April 03, 2015

TGIF, with an extra special emphasis on the T! Tuesday, March 31st was Transgender Day of Visibility, prompting an internet-wide discussion with, from, and about the trans and non-binary communities. TDoV was started in 2010 by Rachel Crandall, who, in addition to the Transgender Day of Remembrance (November 20th), wanted a day to positively celebrate […]

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TGIF: Week of March 27, 2015

March 27, 2015

Monica Lewinsky spoke up about cyber bullying and public shaming in her TED Talk, “The Price of Shame.” Her talk has prompted many people to reexamine their thoughts about the 1998 Clinton scandal. “At the age of 22 I fell in love with my boss,” Lewinsky says, “and at the age of 24 I learned […]

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TGIF: Week of March 20, 2015

March 20, 2015

This week, CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley aired a segment on Landon Wilson, who was kicked out of the US military because he is transgender. Dr. Jon LaPook wrote an article for the Huffington Post about why this is an important issue on which to educate ourselves. If you missed the segment, you can […]