Roman is the current Editor-in-chief of The Berkeley Beacon. She started on the staff writing for opinion and eventually wrote for Features, Lifestyle, and News. Her time spent on the paper has increased her love of coffee and sour skittles ten-fold.
We must be, now more than ever, proud of our womanhood. We must flaunt our femininity in the face of those who want to control it.
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Tons of Emerson students have talent but they aren’t all signing contracts with the Wu-Tang Clan or being written about in the Washington Post. The extra something seems to be an understanding for what a certain niche group wants. It’s tapping into the desire and the obsessive passions of fandoms that really rockets these students to fame.
Gender politics play a big role in bedroom enjoyment.
Every self-identified woman is a human being and that alone should make them deserving of compassion.
I am not only safe, I am powerful.
I still find myself shrinking from a sexism I’ve internalized through the years.
I woke up the next morning, however, with no unrealistic expectations for myself, and thus, no opportunities for failure or self-criticism.
But the truth is that the symptoms of a mental illness may rise and subside as frequently as the tide.
It is a symptom of how unequal our society is that what I demand seems radical.
The label implies that being who you are out loud and unapologetically, as a woman, is not allowed.
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In a way, their actions represent a slow rise of behavior subversive to the gender norms that have contributed to sexism for years.
Hillary Clinton demonstrates that we have progress to make, even within the world of feminism.
Due to our country’s long history of systematic oppression and a culture of sexism, I think it’s time we talked about changing how men act.
The word pacifies, stifles, and embarrasses women into positions that take away their voices from the community and strip away success.
The difficult part about holding our talented favorites accountable for their problematic behavior is that so often, we genuinely admire their work.
By considering your sexual experiences, your identity, and your actions the norm, you isolate and ostracize other sexual orientations.
Chloe Jankowitz is now the owner of Scoopsies, a small ice cream delivery service based out of her own Somerville home. For Jankowitz, creating ice cream mixes personal and business.
Hillary Clinton is only one example; sitcoms often problematically show elder women as erratic, witless, and dependent.
The fact that social media is used as an emotional outlet does not say that our communication skills are deteriorating but rather says that they are evolving to become more inclusive.
"The passion and desire at Emerson are high. If we can harness that passion and be safe at the same time, that's good." -Junior Benjamin Garmise
The fear of instability and the frustration that stems from being told your problems could be cured by just a little more motivation create stress.
The first step is paying attention to the reappropriation of words for the female genitalia.
Drunkorexia is brushed off as something ill-informed college students do on the weekends
Quality journalism is accessible to everyone, and doesn't have to be seen as something exclusive.
The fear of being ostracized, labeled as “crazy,” and discriminated against is embedded in the minds of many that live with mental illness.
Listening to a political opinion completely different from your own can only widen perspective
Students in Boston pay a higher price, literally, when they give into that fear and put off responsibilities to participate in fun activities with their friends.
The possibility that there are consequences to joining six clubs, retaining a job, doing school work, and building a social life doesn’t appear to cross the mind of ambitious Emerson students.