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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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Official logos of social media companies. People have taken to social media in order to spread information in the form of threads. RABIA GURSOY/THE STATESMAN

The myth of cancel culture: Why racists have bestsellers

Benjamin Joffe April 3, 2021
#OPINION The cancel culture preached by right-wing press is a fallacy. When it comes to causing substantial consequences for those who abuse their high positions, social media outcry often has no significant effect.  
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The first pitch at Marlins Park in 2012. Roberto Coquis/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS VIA CC BY 2.0

Listen to women when they say they’ve been sexually harassed, especially women in sports

Matt Lindsay March 31, 2021
#OPINION We need gender inclusivity in every regard, but especially in sports. Until we can collectively realize that what men in sports are doing is wrong, we are never going to truly achieve equality in sports, or anything else.
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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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Cancel culture needs to be canceled

Xenia Gonikberg December 2, 2019
Cancel culture has gone mainstream. When a person, famous or not, is called out on Twitter or other media platforms for mean or insensitive remarks they have made in the past, they get “canceled.”
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Students spoke in front of a crowd outside the Student Activities Center. GARY GHAYRAT/THE STATESMAN

Misandry in feminism is real and needs to be addressed

Andrew Infantino September 15, 2019
In the wake of #MeToo and Brett Kavanaugh, feminists have become increasingly vocal that men should be held accountable for sexual misconduct and discrimination.
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Lincoln Center in New York City, with the David H. Koch Theater to the left, David Geffen Hall on the right, and the Metropolitan Opera House center. CHUN-HUNG ERIC CHENG/FLICKR VIA CC BY 2.0

Lincoln Center’s “My Fair Lady” is an old musical with modern feminist values

Kraig Klein February 9, 2019
“My Fair Lady” is an adaptation of George Bernard Shaw’s 1913 play “Pygmalion,” a variation of the Greek myth of Pygmalion. In the original myth, Pygmalion was a sculptor who fell in love with his statue of a woman, and after praying to the goddess Aphrodite, his fetishized statue is brought to life.
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New York City Womens march in January 2017. ALEEZA KAZMI/STATESMAN FILE

#HimToo is the #AllLivesMatter of #MeToo

Aleeza Kazmi December 2, 2018
The #HimToo movement, if you can even call it a movement, is the #AllLivesMatter of the #MeToo movement.
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A visualization of rape accusations. A 2010 study of all sexual assault reported to a major Northeastern university over a 10-year period found that the prevalence of false allegations is between 2% and 10%. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Men who are falsely accused need more recognition

Gabby Pardo November 27, 2018
#HimToo is on the rise, aiming to raise awareness of men falsely accused of sexual assault.
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A piece by Brooklyn-based artist Hannah Provisor, COURTESY OF HANNAH PROVISOR

Brooklyn artist launches illustrated series about sexual harassment

Brianne Ledda November 1, 2018
Brooklyn-based artist Hannah Provisor was waiting for the bus when a man described to her in graphic detail what he wanted to do with her body.
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Review: Sabrina enchants viewers in new Netflix show

Review: Sabrina enchants viewers in new Netflix show

Melissa Azofeifa and Karina Gerry October 28, 2018
The “Chilling Adventures of Sabrina” is a dark and twisted take on the beloved Archie Comics.
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Part of Stony Brook Universitys main campus. DIANNA ROMAN/STATESMAN FILE

SBU history professor sued for sexual discrimination

Rebecca Liebson August 14, 2018
A Stony Brook history professor has been accused of sexually degrading a former student in a lawsuit filed against him, the University and SUNY.
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