A woman’s purpose is not defined by a man

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, "You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful, otherwise you will threaten men.”I am expected to aspire to marriage; I am expected to make my life decisions based on … [Read more...]

We should all be feminists

The above title for this column was taken from a TED talk given by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a renowned author and writer who many have heard speaking in Beyoncé's "Flawless," but few know. I am mostly drawn to her because she is a Nigerian woman like myself, who until she was 19 had not lived in … [Read more...]

Vagina Monologues: Play promotes social responsibility

The Vagina Monologues run Feb. 13-14. $5 Associate Professor Laura Jefferson and students in the National Honor Theater Society have paired to produce The Vagina Monologues an episodic play written by Eve Ensler originally performed in 1996. This version of the show features nine stories … [Read more...]

The other f-word

College is typically a time for 20-somethings to explore their identity and venture out of their comfort zone and try new things. I took this time as a chance to explore some new ideologies. Prior to coming to Midwestern I hadn’t really thought much of feminism, only what society wanted me to … [Read more...]