About mstone

Margaret Stone is a senior at Riverdale Country School.

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  1. Mini Course in Feminism

    [ By on June 10, 2014 ]

    I wrote the following blog posts as my final project for a mini-course in feminism that I took this semester. I wish it were socially acceptable to say that I am a feminist. Because I am. And the word “feminist” has such a negative connotation and is associated with man-hating women who want special privileges based on gender. Right now, we are overwhelmed with the implicit message that we’re bitchy if we speak our minds because if we do that, we fail at our job of catering to everyone else’s needs. And heaven forbid we try to take leadership roles. If a man gives directions, he is a good leader, but we are bossy if we do the same thing. Oh, ...

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