Vanderbilt’s Tunnel of Oppression: Hidden Dores Event

Vanderbilt’s Tunnel of Oppression: Hidden Dores Event

On Saturday, February 9th, Hidden Dores constructed a Tunnel of Oppression on the third floor of Buttrick Hall. Several scenes were displayed, created in partnership with other campus organizations. The rooms depicted the perspectives of several oppressed groups on campus: First Generation students, immigrant students, LGBTQ+ students, and women. First...

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VSG Wants Us to #ElectHer

VSG Wants Us to #ElectHer

On January 16th, Vanderbilt Student Government (VSG) Senator Katherine Petosa introduced a bill entitled the Resolution to Fund the Elect Her Workshop. This bill, sponsored by Sen. Petosa and other prominent leaders of VSG, including President Tariq Issa and Vice President Lanier Langdale, institutes on Vanderbilt’s campus the successful #ElectHer...

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OPINION: Intra-Party Misogyny Does Not Spare Republicans

OPINION: Intra-Party Misogyny Does Not Spare Republicans

   On August 2nd, 2018, the Republican primary for Governor of Tennessee ended with the outsider candidate with no political experience on top. Diane Black, being the first female Chair of the House Budget Committee and having positive relations with the President, was seen as a formidable candidate with an equally...

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Don’t Underestimate the Women’s March

Don’t Underestimate the Women’s March

This past Saturday, about 10,000 people gathered in front of Nashville’s courthouse, and with them nearly 10,000 signs sharing messages like, “Keep your policies off my body!” and “Vaginas got you here, vaginas will vote you out.” Women, and the men who love them, roared, chanted, and pumped their fists...

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Recap: VCD Women in Politics Panel

Recap: VCD Women in Politics Panel

On Wednesday evening, students filled a Kissam Center classroom to discuss the role of women in American politics. The panel, hosted by the Vanderbilt College Democrats, included Vanderbilt Political Science professors Carrie Russell and Amanda Clayton, Metro Councilwoman Jacobia Dowell (District 32), Metro Councilwoman Karen Johnson (District 29), and Kristal...

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France’s Burkini Ban And Why It’s Oppressive

France’s Burkini Ban And Why It’s Oppressive

With the Syrian refugee crisis rocking Europe, many countries are questioning their identities and what their citizenry should look like. France, with a Muslim population of 5-10 percent, is struggling to maintain their culture of secularity. Despite having the largest Muslim population in Europe, France is lashing out against visible...

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Dixie Chicks: Southern Women Fuel Senate Midterms

Dixie Chicks: Southern Women Fuel Senate Midterms

Though the House of Representatives will almost surely remain in the hands of the Republicans after this year’s midterm elections, control of the U.S. Senate is in flux. Republicans are looking to take back the Senate and control the entire Legislative Branch for the last two years of the Obama...

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