Systems of Oppression and Suppressed Social Identities

By Eli Daniel In this course, systems of oppression are a common topic. While there is no cookie-cutter definition of this complex concept this post will help you gain a better understanding of the fundamentals of oppression while highlighting the institutionalized oppression present in our nation. Exploring college websites is a common activity for highContinue reading “Systems of Oppression and Suppressed Social Identities”


by Lily Liu The Star Tribune‘s “A stand for dignity on public beaches” focuses on the ordinance of the Minneapolis Park Board preventing women from going topless in local parks. The editorial’s criticisms pose the question of what differentiates breasts on a woman to those of a man- so much so that the ordinance neededContinue reading “#FreeThe███”

How Gender Impacts a Woman’s Time Incarcerated

Roughly 213,000 women and girls and roughly 2 million men and boys are imprisoned in the US. During their incarceration, women often have a very different experience than men do. This is due to a number of factors, most of which stem from their roles as mothers and inadequate services offered to them while incarcerated.Continue reading “How Gender Impacts a Woman’s Time Incarcerated”

#METOO: One of the Many Steps Needed for Equality

“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside of you.” -Maya Angelou Authors, like Maya Angelou herself, provide us with pieces of literature that give our society an avenue to address the sensitive issues that many people who have experienced either feel unable to share or are not ready to talk about.Continue reading “#METOO: One of the Many Steps Needed for Equality”

“Free the Nipple”: An Equality Issue?

by Hannah Sweet The Star Tribune’s editorial board said it best, “To say men’s chests are acceptable in a way that women’s are not is an offense to logic, to equality.” Women have nipples and men have nipples. Women have breasts and even some men have breasts, yet only one of their bodies is regulatedContinue reading ““Free the Nipple”: An Equality Issue?”