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Make UPS Safe Again

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Phi Delta Theta has produced a new series of apparel for its members. One t-shirt design in particular includes the phrase, “Make UPS Great Again”, a reference to the Donald Trump presidential campaign slogan. Upon hearing of this t-shirt design I was initially stunned and confused.

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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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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”) […]

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Your Questions, Answered!

by: staff You can find Wetlands every Friday in the SUB tabling, spreading the info, spreading the love, and promoting our Spring ’14 submission deadline, April 1st. On Friday February 28th, Wetlands posed a challenge to the students of Puget Sound. Ask us a question, and our staff will answer it here on our blog. […]

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Answers to ASK? Wetlands Questions

by: staff You can find Wetlands every Friday in the SUB tabling, spreading the info, spreading the love, and promoting our Spring ’14 submission deadline, April 1st. On Friday February 21st, Wetlands posed a challenge to the students of Puget Sound. Ask us a question, and our staff will answer it here on our blog. […]

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Feminists in Stilettos (oh shit!) by Lindsay Conrad

I’ve been thinking a lot about femininity lately. Particularly how femininity is perceived in various circles of society, namely the feminist community. As a feminist who participates in “traditional” presentations of femininity, I’ve experienced a lot of backlash from some feminist circles for “internalizing patriarchal gender norms.” Assumptions about what a feminist looks like, or […]

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Second and Third wave feminists: the battle of generations By: Jeanne-Marie Joubert

I get rowdy about a lot of things I learn in my gender studies classes, and it’s usually directed at, I don’t know, the patriarchy and its various minions.  This time, however, my anger is directed toward feminists.  It is difficult to learn about amazing, powerful women throughout feminist history who are holding the cause […]

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Cliteracy: Are You CLITerate? by Erica Rochelle

Are you cliterate? Have you ever heard of cliteracy? Well artist Sophia Wallace is making it her mission to educate you. Wallace, who coined and defined the term for her mixed media project and installation titled “CLITERACY, 100 Natural Laws” explains cliteracy in a variety of ways, and I could undoubtedly write a whole paper […]

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Reflections on an Experience with a Male Doctor by Annie Ryan

A week ago today marked my first visit to the emergency room, a visit I reluctantly made after a day’s worth of unexplained pelvic pain. My own experience has not given me particular reason to distrust doctors. I have, however, learned to be constantly aware of the various ways the medical industry can be a […]

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Welcome back!: Reflections and Projections for Wetlands Magazine, 2013-2014 by Tosia Klincewicz

First thing’s first: as the current Editor-in-Chief of Wetlands Magazine I would like to give a warm welcome back to everyone returning to the Puget Sound from the summer hiatus; glad to have y’all back! I would also like to extend an equally warm welcome to all new campus community members! We’re so excited to […]