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What's at Stake for College Women in the Upcoming Election

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 05.20.2016 | Women
Gina Messina-Dysert

College women - many who are voting for their first time - will be significantly impacted by the 2016 election. Whereas gendered rights have been political pawns throughout history, in 2016 we are taking steps backwards. Gains made are being eroded.

Trust Women

Laura Jensen | Posted 04.25.2016 | Women
Laura Jensen

Time and time again, women are told, like children, to sit down, sit still, sit quiet. And since I'm barely an adult to begin with, who is going to believe me?

Dear Darling College Freshman Girls

Jen Hatmaker | Posted 09.02.2016 | Women
Jen Hatmaker

Sister, you do you in college. Won't that be great?

Campus SaVE Act Responds to College Campus Sexual Violence

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 07.24.2016 | College
Marcia G. Yerman

Students starting college this coming fall will be the first to benefit from the Sexual Violence Elimination Act (SaVE), which will require colleges to have "prevention and awareness" programs about sexual assault, dating violence, stalking, and domestic violence in place.

Why I've Stopped Apologizing

Madeline Diamond | Posted 04.28.2015 | College
Madeline Diamond

While elementary school taught me the importance of saying sorry for my mistakes, my experiences in college have shown me how to live life unapologetically.

Why Colleges Should Pay More Attention to the Quality of Self-Defense Training

Meg Stone | Posted 03.16.2015 | College
Meg Stone

Thanks in part to new mandates from the federal government, colleges and universities are more proactive about sexual violence than they were when I started school. Yet the quality of self-defense programs have not improved nearly enough.

To Get More Women's Names on Future Ballots, Start with College Women

Kate Farrar | Posted 12.31.2014 | College
Kate Farrar

Everyone's gearing up for the midterm elections, but AAUW and Running Start are also thinking about future ballots. And we want to see women on them.

Why Magazines Are Failing My Daughter

Joanna Hyatt | Posted 11.18.2014 | Parents
Joanna Hyatt

My daughter's view of herself and her place in this world will first be shaped at home. But the world she encounters online, in television, print and music will also have an influence on her perception of self and others.

What These STEM College Women Are Doing This Summer

Diane Propsner | Posted 09.15.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

Having graduated from a women's college with a degree in biology, I thought it would be fun to see what my fellow STEM sisters are doing this summer.

College Students Provide Update to Their "50 States in 50 Days" Travel Adventure

Diane Propsner | Posted 08.21.2014 | College
Diane Propsner

In mid-May I introduced, Madeline Carl and Meredith Jacob, the traveling filmmakers from Stephens College. On schedule (more or less) and already half...

Nina Bahadur

The Real Reason Women Call Each Other 'Sluts' | Nina Bahadur | Posted 06.02.2014 | Women

Slut-shaming is something all women deal with, whether in the form of criticism for the way they dress or being made to feel bad about their romantic ...

What Young Women Really Need to Know About College

Julie Zeilinger | Posted 06.30.2014 | College
Julie Zeilinger

We need to stop presenting college as a time when women can and should be getting perfect grades, have legendary social lives and universally satisfying sexual experiences and instead present it as a nuanced experience full of all kinds of emotional, psychological and academic experiences that are different for women.

Marry Smart...or DIE!

Alyssa Wolff and Alison Leiby | Posted 05.18.2014 | Comedy
Alyssa Wolff and Alison Leiby

At the age of 22, if a woman has a college degree, but no husband OR child, her chance of dying alone increases to approximately 87%. If by 30, this woman still hasn't managed to land a man, she might as well kill herself. I mean, seriously.

On Being Flawless

Megan Lent | Posted 05.11.2014 | College
Megan Lent

Obviously, we can't all be the queen, but we can still all be flawless. Some days, I like to streak eyeliner above my lids like I'm Cleopatra, wear my favorite vintage gold lamé lacket and floral Doc Martens, and take on the world.

The 6 Types of Friends Who Make Us Our Best

Nina Vasan | Posted 05.10.2014 | Women
Nina Vasan

Our girlfriends are the family we choose -- they are our support system, sharing everything from breakups to breakthroughs. Whether they are inspiring us, coaching us or cheering us on, our girlfriends use their words and actions to bring out the very best in us.

No, We Can't Play the Game

Ellen Meyers | Posted 09.21.2013 | College
Ellen Meyers

In this game, no matter what female college students do, we lose. Do you want a relationship? You don't care about your studies or career. You're only here for your Mrs. Degree. Do you want to hook up? You're a slut.

A Penn Grad's Response to the NYT's 'Sex on Campus'

Dr. Logan Levkoff | Posted 09.14.2013 | Women
Dr. Logan Levkoff

I am upset that yet another article about campus hookups suggests that women's empowerment is being achieved through merely "acting like stereotypical men."

Leaning in at 21

Carly Keller | Posted 07.06.2013 | College
Carly Keller

To my classmates who continue to make jokes about doing laundry or leaning in, please keep joking! I mean this quite seriously; it is crucial that we keep the conversation going, especially as we throw off our caps in a few short weeks and dive headfirst into the all-too-real 'real world.'

8 Things You Need To Know About 'SWUGs'

The Huffington Post | Emma Gray | Posted 04.10.2013 | Women

According to New York magazine, a whole generation of women is jaded, apathetic and "washed-up" -- and they're only 21 years old. They're the SWUGs: S...

Why College Women Need To Lean In

Posted 03.19.2013 | College

If there are less structural barriers on college campuses, why is there still a gendered leadership deficit? How can we encourage undergrad women to l...

Why Filing an Office for Civil Rights Complaint Against UNC Is Bigger Than Me

Andrea Pino | Posted 01.23.2014 | College
Andrea Pino

Headlines around Steubenville and Dehli have revealed that, while the media are taking a greater interest in covering sexual violence, we as an audience are not demanding that they address it as the bigger picture.

Women Binge Drink More Than Men

Posted 04.12.2013 | College

Women in college are more likely to binge drink than men according to a new study of Spanish university students published by the Journal of Environme...

Passing the Torch of Leadership

Ola Ojewumi | Posted 10.30.2012 | College
Ola Ojewumi

As I turn on the television to tune into the news, I see powerful examples of female leadership. When I see Secretary of State Hilary Clinton or First Lady Michelle Obama, I stand in awe of their willingness to break the glass ceiling for generations of women to come.

Sex On Campus: After Class, Skimpy Equality

New York Times | Posted 10.27.2011 | Women

AT Duke University last fall, members of the Sigma Nu fraternity e-mailed 300 of their female classmates about an off-campus Halloween party. "Hey Lad...

What College Women Can Learn From the Sister Wives

Her Campus | Posted 05.25.2011 | College
Her Campus

One husband. Four wives. Thirteen children. A scenario you probably don't see in your future. Unless you're a Fundamentalist Mormon like Kody Brown on the TLC show Sister Wives.