Things That Should Have Been Curbed in 2016

  1) The notion that “White Privilege” is offensive and racist towards White People. Racism, cultural appropriation, and discrimination have been a hot-button issue throughout history. With the rise of social media platforms, along with the recent election of Donald… Continue Reading

Girls and Sex: An Overview of how Peggy Orenstein Navigates a Complicated Landscape

Photographer: Anthony Chu

Some of us grew up in semi-liberal or liberal households. Some of us grew up in conservative households. At one point or another, our parents would openly discuss the harms of drug and substance abuse, the negative consequences of consuming… Continue Reading

WISE Acadia Celebrates Diversity in Computer Science

On Tuesday, October 18th, WISE (Women in Science and Engineering) Acadia presented a collection of poster presentations bringing together a variety of researchers from across campus. Each poster represented a unique way to look at how technology can be applied… Continue Reading

The Vagina Dialogues: Conversations Around Female Bodies


The phenomenon that academics call the “conflation of the vagina and vulva,” in which the term vagina comes to stand for all of the female genital organs, was reflected in my results, particularly when participants were asked to label a diagram of external female genitalia. Only 30% of respondents correctly identified the vulva, and a higher proportion of male respondents got it correct compared to females. The most common incorrect response was vagina, supporting previous research. Continue Reading