Category Archives: Women’s Issues

Flashback to Barnard 1954: Posture Classes in Lefrak


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A Graduation Day Drinking Game In Honor of the President

After months of anticipation, the Barnard College Class of 2012 Commencement, featuring the one and only President of the United States, is almost upon us. (Latest info available here.)  Many will watch at viewing parties around the country, others will … Continue reading

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I Call Bullshit

Maybe you’ve heard the news: you can leave work every day at 5:30 and still go on to become one of the most successful women in business history. Or so says Sheryl Sandberg, the Facebook COO who recently claimed that … Continue reading

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Women Helping Women: A Very Barnard Tale

A story about two student volunteers founding an organization that has helped more than seven hundred women get abortions they couldn’t afford? Now that’s Barnard. In 2001,  Barnard students Irene Xanthoudakis (try saying that one three times fast, or once slowly … Continue reading

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Highlights From The Front Lines Of The “War On Women”

Image via As you may have noticed, something really weird is happening. One morning we woke up and whether women should have access to contraception became a legitimate question. Then we found out Texas passed a law requiring women … Continue reading

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Columbia students ensure Obama will never want to speak to them

As you may have heard, Columbia students aren’t happy about Obama coming to Barnard, and in the grand tradition of standing up for what you believe in, they’ve taken to writing anonymous, aggressive, sexist comments all over Bwog about the injustice of … Continue reading

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Public reacts to Obama announcement, seems a bit jealous

Everyone affiliated with Barnard is thrilled about the President coming to speak at graduation, but some reactions outside our community have been a bit less enthusiastic.  In a time when women are being forced to defend basic rights, like control … Continue reading

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