Popaganda Episode: Feminism on Campus

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What are young feminists excited about today? On this episode, we head back to school, talking with students around the country about what feminism looks like on their campuses. The first half of this show explores feminism inside and outside of the classroom, then we have three stories revolving around how colleges respond to sexual assault.

This show features interviews with Harvard Lampoon editor Alexis Wilkinson, Colorado College feminism and gender studies professor Heidi Lewis, filmmaker Kelly Kend, and a University of Oregon student who has deep thoughts on athletics and sexual assault. The team at education website Noodle brings us a story profiling the work of Columbia University artist and activist Emma Sulkowicz, who is carrying her mattress around campus to make a statement about sexual assault. Also on the show: smart ideas for changing campus culture from students at Wesleyan, University of Wisconsin Madison, Lewis and Clark, University of Washington, and UCLA. The photo featured on the podcast below is by Chase Carter.

FULL SHOW

This episode is sponsored by GladRags. Change the way you think about your period! Start a reusable menstrual product movement on your campus—apply to be a GladRags Campus Ambassador! Gladrags will help you spread the word about cloth pads and menstrual cups, connect with other feminist students around the country, and you'll even win goodies from GladRags along the way. Apply today at bit.ly/GRcampus.


INTERVIEW WITH HARVARD LAMPOON EDITOR ALEXIS WILKINSON

INTERVIEW WITH COLORADO COLLEGE PROFESSOR HEIDI LEWIS

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PROTESTS AND "CARRY THAT WEIGHT"

DOCUMENTARY FILMMAKER KELLY KEND

SCHOOL SPIRIT AND SEXUAL ASSAULT AT UNIVERSITY OF OREGON


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Sarah Mirk is Bitch Media's online editor. She's interested in gender, history, comics, and talking to strangers. You can follow her on Twitter

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I'm a college feminist and

I'm a college feminist and I'm working on researching how gender stereotypes are reinforced in math and science textbooks. Ultimately my goal is to demonstrate that in a country where math and science are considered masculine, reinforcing gender stereotypes in the curriculum will contribute to low representation of women.

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