Author Archives: Alexia Sambrano

Oklahoma court says drunk girl forced to have oral sex wasn’t raped, sparks controversy

On June 1 2014, after volunteering to give her a ride home, a 17-year-old boy assaulted a 16-year-old girl. The two left Tulsa park in Oklahoma, where they had been drinking with friends. The girl was brought to her grandmother’s home still unconscious, and was promptly taken to the hospital. A series of tests were conducted, one which put her

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Fashion industry labels size eight “plus-size,” sparks controversy.

Society has experienced change, and with these changes comes good news and bad news. The good news: society has begun to incorporate realistic body types in the media. The bad news: the “realistic body types” now in the media still fail to accurately represent the titled “women’s plus-size” group. In the fashion world, a size eight is considered plus-size. In

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F.B.I. versus Apple

After the recovery of an iPhone belonging to one of the attackers of the San Bernardino shooting on December 2, 2015 which killed 14 people, a federal court ordered the multinational technology company to help the F.B.I. unlock the password-protected device on February 15. The F.B.I. demanded Apple create a version of the iOS software that would essentially become a

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Black History Month: What Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for is still relevant today

A wise man once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” That wise man was Martin Luther King, Jr. The month of February is devoted to celebrating and commemorating black historical figures like King, whose lives they spent fighting racism, and overcoming obstacles where they feared being beaten and mocked as if

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The Difference Between Intersectionality and White Feminism

Imagine being frustrated with generalizations that are meant to describe you, but really don’t. Imagine experiencing being asking to focus on one single aspect of who you are, and nothing else. Imagine being denied a platform to express yourself, or being overshadowed by others who don’t understand your struggles or their own privileges. Many feminists who are not privileged to

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Why I am a feminist

by Alexia Sambrano I am a feminist because while “feminist icons” like Miley Cyrus and P!nk are praised for embracing their sexuality, artists such as Beyonce, Nicki Minaj, and Rihanna are slut shamed and told to “put a bra on!” because it’s “scandalous” and “raunchy”. I am a feminist because a white woman makes an average of 77 cents per

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