If the University were to add a course devoted to questions of identity, gender, and bias, the College would not only engage an untapped branch of historical and philosophical thinking, but in doing so, Columbia College would also challenge its own history.
By studying women in the literary roles they occupy, regardless of prominence, we can develop insight into how these women think.
Modern ideas of how women are valued overlooks traditional honoring of women as mothers and central household figures.
If the Core Curriculum aims to truly capture the influential thought-leaders of a given time, then excluding most women is only honest. Why not spotlight women in their own course instead?
Sexual assault is a nuanced and sensitive subject that many men need to understand better.
In conversations about women's issues, men need to take a step back and hear what actual women have to say.
Chayenne Mia explores the tendency to attribute negative interactions to racism and sexism. Real discrimination will be taken seriously if we resist the urge to blame it constantly.
Our identity is influenced by many factors, not always apparent on the surface.
Our identities should not restrict our ability to participate in campus discourse.
Columbia administrators, professors, and students all need to put effort into making this a more accepting world for trans* students.
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