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Thoughts on Sex Negativity and Addiction

The thoughts and opinions expressed in this piece are those specifically of the author and do not reflect the views of Wetlands Magazine as a whole.  CONTENT WARNINGS: mention of sexual assault, drugs, addiction This piece has been slightly edited since its initial publication. by S. E. Xnegativity I could say I’m addicted to sex– I […]

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Pan(sexual)’s Labyrinth

by Simone Quinanola While scrolling down my Facebook feed on a casual Sunday morning, I noticed that it was officially “National Coming Out Day.”  Though it has been around for 27 years, I rolled my eyes at the fact that one’s personal sexual revelation and identity were finally bastardized enough to become a “holiday” where […]

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Need Your Love: Thoughts on Understanding and Forgiveness

by: Grace Penzell I’ve wanted to write this for quite some time and haven’t known how to begin, but here it goes. What I want to say is that we need more love. And I’m not saying this in some hippie dippy flower crowns and smoke pot in a meadow kind of way. No, I […]

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Faking it: A Critical Review on MTV’s New “Fauxmosexual” Comedy

by: Francesca Lorén Last week MTV premiered its first pilot for a a show called “Faking It.”I saw the trailer and was horrified. From what I gathered in that moment, the show seemed to follow the lives of Karma and Amy, two straight girls accidentally outed as lesbians, who then choose to upkeep this lifestyle […]

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Why I’ve Come To Hate Bras: A Fuck You to Victoria’s Secret

by: Shanna Williams I have been an avid bra wearer my whole life. From the time I was a little sixth grader changing for P.E., I had a bright pink training bra across my chest. As I got older, I realized that bras were not only a practical invention, but also a fabricated material of […]

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Tireless: Reflections on the Place of Gender Studies at the University of Puget Sound

by: Ryan Coleman I did not find a home here at Puget Sound, I found a home in the Gender Studies program. I came to this University fresh off the most difficult summer of my life. I started coming out as gay to friends and family without really understanding myself or my sexuality in a […]

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Swipe Right: The Deconstruction of Gendered Dating Norms through Tinder

by: Annie Ryan A few weeks ago, my entire house downloaded Tinder. It started drunkenly as a “joke” (so we told ourselves) but we quickly stopped laughing and started to flirt. The first of my housemates to start playing the Tinder game began with unexpected success: within a day, she had several conversations going with […]

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RDG Got the Moves Like…Who?: Cultural Appropriation and Repertory Dance Group

by: Erika Barker Last fall, after Miley Cyrus’s Video Music Awards (VMA) performance, social media erupted into a flurry of critiques and defenses of the pop star. For me, one of the most compelling aspects of this debate (which was originally downplayed by much of the white feminist media until black feminists called attention to […]

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“Walking in Pride and Dignity”: Why Danielle McGuire’s “New History” of the Civil Rights Movement Matters

by: Carol Prince “Decades before radical feminists in the women’s movement urged rape survivors to ‘speak out,’ African-American women’s public protests galvanized local, national, and even international outrage and sparked larger campaigns for racial justice and human dignity”(McGuire xx). (Note: I finished writing this piece shortly after attending the keynote address of “Take Back the Night” […]

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Activism, Academic Language(s), and Linguistics: Deconstructing Feminist Dialect

by: Tosia Klincewicz Each of us is constantly negotiating many different contexts of experience. In my experiences as a feminist and a student at a liberal arts University, I’ve noticed a meaningful divide between various registers of feminism, namely, between what I’ve come to call “academic” (think Foucault and Butler) and “vernacular” (“f*ck the patriarchy”) […]