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Popular Library paperback cover for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. JOSHUA DAVID BERGEY/CC BY-SA 4.0

The ugly representation of sexy women in TV – thanks, but no thanks

Skylar Sena March 6, 2022
Whether it be Marilyn Monroe in “Gentlemen Prefer Blondes” or Margot Robbie in “The Wolf of Wall Street,” women’s bodies have been used as pawns for both the men in the movies and the audiences drooling over their popcorn.
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Anat speaks at the Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium in the  Medical and Research Translation (MART) Building Auditorium on March 28, 2019. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN

SBU study finds that taking sex into account could change 20% of MCI diagnoses

Deidre Redhead December 7, 2019
Anat Biegon, a professor in the department of radiology at the Renaissance School of Medicine, co-wrote a study that found taking sex into account could change diagnoses for 20% of people with Mild Cognitive Impairment (MCI).
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Rutgers Professor Carla Yanni discusses the history of women in co-ed dormitories

Rutgers Professor Carla Yanni discusses the history of women in co-ed dormitories

Alissa Pabon October 16, 2019
Rutgers professor Carla Yanni spoke to Stony Brook students regarding the history of women and co-ed housing.
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The official movie poster for the original The Little Mermaid premiered in 1989. Halle Bailey, a 19-year-old singer and actress, was recently casted as Ariel in the live-action remake. PUBLIC DOMAIN

Casting a black Little Mermaid is another breakthrough for Disney

Gabby Pardo August 5, 2019
On July 3, Disney announced on their Facebook page that black 19-year-old rhythm and blues singer and actress, Halle Bailey, will be playing princess Ariel in “The Little Mermaid” live-action remake.
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Two women hold hands. EMMA HARRIS/STATESMAN FILE

Women in China still live in fear of domestic violence

Yufei Wu February 20, 2019
Chai Jing, a well-known Chinese journalist, once interviewed 11 female prisoners who killed their husbands. All of them, without exception, took action after years of suffering.
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The increased fee covers expenses in technology, transportation. JESUS PICHARDO/STATESMAN FILE

SUNY and President Stanley oppose removal of affirmative action guidelines

Gary Ghayrat July 21, 2018
The SUNY Board of Trustees said that it “resoundingly decries and opposes” the Trump administration’s removal of Obama-era school guidelines in a statement released on July 5.
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Diversity has become the topic of conversation on college campuses across the United States in recent years. Stony Brook has a variety of affinity groups, two of which represent European culture.  WONDER WOMAN0731/FLICKR VIA CC-BY-2.0

Does diversity really matter?

Diva Dotson April 29, 2018
If Stony Brook really cares about diversity, then we should hear more about European culture.
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Stony Brook students join national conversation on sexual assault

Stony Brook students join national conversation on sexual assault

Luis Ruiz Dominguez, Aleeza Kazmi, and Aracely Jimenez February 12, 2018
Seawolves share their responses to the #MeToo movement.
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Republican Presidential nominee Donald trump speaking at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona. GAGE SKIDMORE VIA FLICR CC BY-SA 2.0

Students react to Trump’s presidential win

Michaela Kilgallen November 9, 2016
Since word of Trump's official win, public response has ranged from utter disappointment to cheerful optimism.
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Republican Presidential nominee Donald trump speaking at a rally in Phoenix, Arizona. GAGE SKIDMORE VIA FLICR CC BY-SA 2.0

Trump isn’t the problem, toxic masculinity is

Genie Ruzicka October 10, 2016
This isn't a problem with Trump. This is a problem with the society that let Trump turn into Trump unchecked.
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The summer of skin: Why too-little clothing isnt a problem

The summer of skin: Why too-little clothing isn’t a problem

Sophia Ricco April 26, 2016
To those people who are against exposing skin, I say let people choose for themselves how they want to dress (or not dress for that matter).
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Bodies of distraction: what school dress codes say about men and women

Bodies of distraction: what school dress codes say about men and women

Christopher Leelum April 20, 2016
How much skin is a woman allowed to show in the classroom? If you’re a man, like me, the answer is easy: as little as possible because I’m trying to concentrate please.
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