Category Archives: Current Events & the Media

Congratulations Ann Brown! Our Empowering Women Award Recipient!

This past Saturday, February 6, the Women’s Center, Bobcat Athletics, and the Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies program celebrated our 6th annual celebration of OHIO Women Leaders. The event took place at the OU Women’s basketball game against Northern Illinois … Continue reading

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New Doll Reflects the Average Woman

In a material-driven world, what we see on the screen can start to make us believe it is reality. Nickolay Lamm, artist and producer of the company Lammily, is combating these negative thoughts with the creation of the newest doll, … Continue reading

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Representation in Media is Crucial

     Media is a representation of reality. This means the media is composed of perceptions of what life is and then broadcast to viewers at home. The media can be used with good intentions, such as raising awareness and … Continue reading

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Why Everyone Needs to Talk about Laverne Cox

Women have made strides in recent society today, such as raising awareness for equality. But, there are certain groups that remain poorly represented and misunderstood in the media. Actress, model and spokeswoman Laverne Cox sheds light on transgender individuals in … Continue reading

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Emma Watson sheds light on misconceptions of feminism

Everyone knows Hollywood has the power to impact others’ opinions. Lately, the women of Hollywood are taking their stances on feminism. From Shailene Woodley who firmly states in an interview that she doesn’t want to be a feminist to Beyoncé … Continue reading

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“Barbie Falls on Hard Times” exhibit set to “Bring Her Bad Self Back” to the Ohio University Womens Center

 An average American woman is 5’4″ tall weighing 140 pounds; the average American model is 5’11” weighing 117 pounds! What happens when females look at their bodies and compare themselves to the pretty, successful girls and women on TV or … Continue reading

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What can we learn from Jennifer Lawrence’s leaked photos?

It’s a storyline that many people have heard.  Whether it be a celebrity’s, a friend’s, or someone you go to school with, circulating private photos seem like the cultural ‘norm.’  On Sunday, August 31st, numerous actress’ private nude photos were … Continue reading

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