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The Realities of Rape Prevention

Rape prevention strategies for women can be empowering, and it is urgent that we use them when they prove effective.

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Boston Lagoon

But the origins of the apology do. Why do I apologize? Why do I concede? Why is it my reflex to assume that I am sitting on someone else’s bench?

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American Privilege With An Extra Shot

Going from cosmetics aisle to coffee shop, all I had done in the last hour was consume, buy, spend money on things I did not truly need when so many people in the world barely have access to clean water or own any clean clothes.

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A More Representative Democracy

But beyond the influence of money, connections, and privilege on our elected officials, consider too how these factors influence their staffs: Unpaid internships exist as a huge privilege for the well-to-do in getting jobs in government.

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Down with the Dad Bod

In order for there to be true body acceptance, we need to end the double standards.

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On Planned Parenthood

If Planned Parenthood isn’t making any profits off their tissue donations or conducting illegal abortions, then they don’t have anything to hide.

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Between Fact and Fiction

Historical research can be fascinating and beautiful and challenging and mysterious, but the first time I learned that wasn’t in an archive. It was in a theater.

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'Go To Church Or the Devil Will Get You'

Occasionally, the self-reflection is snapped without warning by the harsh hand of a startling billboard or sign. Signs along our highways in America, especially in the South, can sometimes be provocative or rude or even hateful.

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MIT Museum

Perhaps understanding the physical universe is the key to understanding the metaphysical one. Perhaps a longer look at the detritus of my ambition will help me come to terms with the nature of it.

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What Do We Mean by 'Equal Work'?

When more men choose to enter caring professions or even embrace traditionally feminine roles working at home, progress towards gender equality will happen more quickly.

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Saying Yes to Snails

When we see these things happening on a stage with real people the range of what it is acceptable to think and to believe widens.

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Real Housewives of the Upper East Side

In this lose-lose situation, it’s impossible for women to win.

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Down With the Dichotomy

It's a statement that tries to reconcile do-gooder inclinations and the economic theory learned in an intro class.

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Mount Auburn Cemetery

I live by stories. I use them to read the world. What is a life without a narrative? Something transient, and impenetrable, and terrifying to me.

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Live Authentic

Maybe that is the power and glory of the road and a Harvard education—or maybe, it’s just life.

Sorry, Dorothy
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Sorry, Dorothy

Skipping Stones
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Skipping Stones

Katie Ledecky in Kazan
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The Fan in Kazan

Santa Lucía
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Trading Seasons: Spending Summer Break in a Chile Winter