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Archive for July, 2010

Midd Blog Talks about Refuse the Silence

July 27, 2010

“The College knows how to recruit us (minorities) into their prestigious institutions, but they have no idea what to do with us once we’re there.” Morgane Richardson ’08 reflects on her time at Middlebury by describing a series of events that led to her becoming “a campus activist and a mentor to other women of...
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Prostitution and Sexual Politics

July 23, 2010
Prostitution and Sexual Politics

For so long feminism has been the place where an old debate exists: liberation versus exploitation. Sexism & misogyny tells us that a woman should be modest, reserved & quiet. In this society, showing off a little skin can get a woman labeled anything from a hooker to slut. In this post, I want...
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A Task Force of Her Own: Interview with Refuse the Silence’s Morgane Richardson

July 19, 2010

Morgane Richardson has a mission to change higher education for women of color as we know it. A 2008 graduate of Middlebury College, Richardson started her work supporting women of color as an activist and mentor on campus. Throughout her college years, she made herself available to women of color as they navigated issues of...
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Feminist Blogs in English: Refuse The Silence

July 19, 2010

Morgane Richardson has a mission to change higher education for women of color as we know it. A 2008 graduate of Middlebury College, Richardson started her work supporting women of color as an activist and mentor on campus. Throughout her college years, she made herself available to women of color as they navigated issues of...
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You Little Virgin

July 2, 2010

In the rape culture that this society perpetuates, the man must always be the aggressor in relationships and sex. The man must always make the first move. Virginity is synonymous with pure. Why is innocence attriubuted to keeping your virginity? Why when you have sex for the first time, you aren’t “innocent” anymore?
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Refuse The Silence: Women of Color Speak Out (Submission Video)

July 1, 2010
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Marilla Li is 21-year-old student currently attending Barnard College. She contacted Refuse The Silence via Twitter and put together a podcast submission for us. In her beautifully executed video, Marilla discusses the intersection of sex, race and identities.
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