Hiding and seeking without shame

Safe, Sane and Consensual

What if we expanded and improved on that small student bubble of safety to create a society without shame — a collective community, where we meet others and ourselves with acceptance rather than judgment? An idyllic world playground filled with self-aware individuals, who teach children how to love themselves, to honor their bodies, whatever shape they come in, and to honor their preferences, whatever gender or sexuality or fluid, indefinable package they appear in.
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All millennials need to fight gender inequality

Millennials, or my generation, seeing as I was born in 1990, are sadly generalized as lazy, disrespectful, bawdy and privileged. Throwing salt on the wound, as I write this, Miley Cyrus holds the leading public vote for Time’s Person of the Year. Despite the bad reputation we hold in the
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Cisgender bias and airline miles

Sex on Tuesday

I have always bought my own airline tickets home for Thanksgiving, always easily selected “female” rather than “male” for my gender on the drop-down menu. Not until recently did these narrow choices strike me as limiting. Last week was Transgender Awareness Week. According to a 2011 survey, more than 700,000
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Gender disparity in EECS persists

Despite UC Berkeley’s electrical engineering and computer sciences major’s status as one of the world’s most prestigious STEM programs, only 12.4 percent of students in the EECS major at UC Berkeley are female, according to the fall 2013 department census. This is representative of the larger gender disparity in the
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Women more generous than men … you go girls!

Are there gender differences in giving? If you ask a woman student next to you for some help on a test, will they give it to you? Do they give more to the homeless people on Telegraph? A recent study conducted by Berkeley economists suggests that yes, in those situations,
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Anal play for all

Sex on Tuesday

The first time a guy did some back-door probing during sex, I freaked. All I could think about was the potential of things getting very, very messy. When I voiced my concerns, what I got in return was a laugh and a casual “So?” I decided to be open-minded and
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Meritorious applicants left in the dust

Race is just one factor among many issues in college admissions process

Almost 30 years ago, after claiming he had lost a teaching position to a woman of color, Thomas Wood turned his private frustration in to a public crusade in the form of Proposition 209, a California initiative that ultimately abolished affirmative action in education, employment and contracting in the state.
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