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The Only National Memorial honoring women in the Military might close

The Women’s Military Memorial in Arlington, Va. may close due to lack of funding.

It has been a frequently visited spot in D.C. for over 15 years.

Female veterans pulled their funds to restore the wall, along with federal grants and individual donations. Despite the 200, 000 people who visit the memorial per year it is quickly running short of funding.

This is the only memorial in the country dedicated to female military veterans.


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50th anniversary of the birth control pill.

This small oral contraceptive that has changed the lives of everyone is still pressing on and into our future after 50 years.

What do you think the pill has done for you or our history?

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Men walking a mile in women’s shoes, literally.

Today on campus an event called, Walk a mile in her shoes, was held to acknowledge women’s struggle with rape and domestic violence. Towson students and staff came to walk a mile around campus.

The girls were not allowed to speak the entire walk (it’s symbolic) and the guys had to walk in whatever shoes they preferred, as long as it had a heel on it.

It was very touching to see that there are a lot of men who were willing to struggle walking in heels in order to make a public statement about female abuse.

It came easy to some men surprisingly but you could tell if was difficult for others. I was proud to witness it and I think it was a very good project. Several teachers asked their students to participate in the event.

Communication Studies Professor, Jennifer Struve, tells us what she thinks about the cause.


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Women are fighting for the right to walk around topless.

What would you do if you looked out your front window and saw your neighbor Ms. Williams getting the mail and she didn’t have anything on but a thong?

A couple in Boulder, Colorado have continually been spotted walking throughout their yard completely exposed. A public hearing is to be held this Tuesday that will declare whether or not public nudity will be banned throughout the entire city.

I also read about 24 women who rallied through the streets of Portland, Maine with no shirts on to vouch for equal oppurtunity public toplessness. They believe that because men are allowed to roam around without a shirt on that they should be able to as well.

I don’t know why public nudity has become so important to our equal rights? I think there are more important things to fight for than a nice breeze on our bare chest.

Come on ladies, you know how much guys like our goodies. Why would you want to give them the gratification of being able to see our breasts for free on the streets?

If you want your jaw to drop, check out They say the main reason why so many people object to public nudity is because they fear it and that the best way to try and embrace it is to simply “expose yourself.”

If women start walking down the block with no shirts on, it is going to be an extremely, huge, uncomfortable adjustment. Think about children or senior citizens exposing themselves in public.


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Towson student Kyle Williams believes a healthy girl is a happy girl.


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Anonymous Guerrilla Girls fight for women’s rights

Guerrilla Girls is an organization committed to building a larger recognition of the lack of art shown by women and people of color in museums throughout the world. They also discuss discrimination in film, politics, pop culture and other issue they feel like dabbing into.

These women dedicate their time creating posters and writing books that display the flaws and inequality in the world of art. They hold workshops in states all across the country and in several parts of the world and wear gorilla masks to keep their identities a secret.

Here is a part of an interview with the Guerrilla Girls on their webpage.
Q. But, isn’t judging art an issue of quality? If women and artists of color were really good, wouldn’t they make it on their own?

“The world of High Art, the kind that gets into museums and history books, is run by a very small group of people. Our posters have proved over and over again that these people, no matter how smart or good-intentioned, have been biased against women and artists of color,” said Lee Krasner.

“Success in art is a matter of luck and timing as well as being good or having talent. Why do white men seem to have all the luck? It’s not just a happy accident. Thus far, and throughout history, the system has been set up to support and promote the work of white male artists. That is their luck. In the old days of Western culture, it was patronage and the atelier system. It’s not that different now, though patronage doesn’t come in the form of royal courts and the Roman Catholic Church, but in the form of gallery owners, collectors, critics and museums who back certain artists. Once enough money has been invested in a certain artist, everyone mobilizes to keep that artist’s name out front and consequently in history. The artists who make it in this way begin to define quality,” said Romaine Brooks.

““Quality” has always been used to keep women and artists of color out,” said Alma Thomas.

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“To make up for what’s happened so far in art history, every show should be 99% women and artists of color, but only for the next 400 years,” said Georgia O’Keeffe.

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