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From perfect plastic to real world imperfections: ‘Barbie’ exposes the harsh realities of a patriarchal society

Jenna Zaza July 29, 2023
“Barbie” is nothing short of a remarkable cinematic experience that weaves together themes of gender dynamics and the impacts of consumer capitalism.
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“Woman, Life, Freedom”: IGSA celebrates Persian New Year and women’s history in Iran

Beth Gatto April 3, 2023
The Iranian Graduate Student Association (IGSA) collaborated with the Department of History to host an event chronicling the history of feminism in Iran and demonstrate support and solidarity for Iranian women. 
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Six short books to read this year

Jenna Zaza February 18, 2023
Instead of waiting for the beginning of a new month to start anew, begin your reading journey now with these six short yet mighty books. 
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The male gaze in “Normal People” by Sally Rooney

Jenna Zaza February 14, 2023
Sally Rooney’s writing doesn’t aim to be filled with colorful prose, but rather engages in intellectual discussions that deal with Marxism, gender, art and the notion of relationships through a muted, impactful tone.  
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Staff picks: Our Black heroes

Steven Keehner, Sam Lauria, Cindy Mizaku, and Fanni Frankl February 20, 2021
#OPINION: The opinions editors at The Statesman describe Black figures who inspire them.
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Medusa statue emerges as A #MeToo heroine in Lower Manhattan

Justin Mitselmakher October 29, 2020
Argentinian artist Luciano Garbati unveiled his sculpture “Medusa with the Head of Perseus” in Manhattan’s Collect Pond Park on Tuesday, October 13. The statue is part of the Art in the Parks Program and will remain in the park until April 2021. 
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A conversation on race with Shimelis Gulema, an Africana studies professor

Gary Ghayrat February 29, 2020
Race is very integral, very key to the American fabric. You cannot talk about exploitation, oppression and segregation in this country without injecting the notion of race because many of these things are race-based.
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Why feminist education is important

Xenia Gonikberg October 21, 2019
The idea of feminism has been rooted in American history since the 1840s, with the Seneca Falls Convention paving the way for the concept of gender equality. Beginning in 2012, fourth-wave feminism has evolved due to more liberal beliefs.
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Feminism is something men should embrace, not vilify

Joe McQueen September 27, 2019
After reading “Misandry in feminism is real and needs to be addressed,” I felt that it was necessary for me to provide an alternative guy’s perspective since there often aren’t many men who speak about this issue.
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Italian professor delivers seminar on male gender history at SBU

Italian professor delivers seminar on male gender history at SBU

Alek Lewis September 22, 2019
Stony Brook University welcomed Dr. Sandro Bellassai, author and professor of Gender Studies and European History at the University of Bologna in Italy, to present his seminar, “The Disappearance of the Invisible Man,” on Sept. 18.
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Department of Africana Studies hosts discussion on Toxic Masculinity

Department of Africana Studies hosts discussion on Toxic Masculinity

Cindy Mizaku April 25, 2019
The Center for the Study of Men and Masculinities and the Department of Africana Studies at Stony Brook University invited two South Bronx natives, Mark Anthony Neal and Joan Morgan, to discuss their relationship with feminism while navigating the realms of toxic masculinity.
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Stony Brook students say “Me Too”

Brianne Ledda March 2, 2018
Students, faculty and staff gathered in the Student Activities Center for the #MeToo march hosted by the Feminist Majority Leadership Alliance on Wednesday, Feb. 28.
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