Broad Recognition

A feminist magazine at Yale


September 30, 2016

He’s Perfect… But He Won’t Go Down On You

As you noted in your question, the idea that vaginas are unappealing or the feeling that your pleasure is less important than your boyfriend’s reproduces unpleasant, patriarchal dynamics.

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April 21, 2016

“Why We Have Winter” Review

Alexa Derman’s “Why We Have Winter” is a touching play about not letting tragedy define you.

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April 18, 2016

Darkmatter Comes to Yale

I went into DarkMatter’s performance last week excited to see two of my internet heroes perform. I came out of it questioning everything, and that […]

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April 1, 2016

Full Plate, Open Tabs

A collection of links and media on tweeting, eating, and dreaming about the most social of personal experiences: eating.



September 28, 2016

Native Women are the Resistance: NoDAPL and Environmental Racism

Most images and art pieces created in protest of the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) feature Native women: a brown Rosie-the-Riveter with braids and beads saying […]

Hillary Clinton

September 16, 2016

Madame President: Sexism in Presidential Campaigning

I confess: I am not an enthusiastic supporter of Hillary Clinton. Her penchant for hawkish foreign policy, her mixed record on environmental policy (including her […]


April 21, 2016

What Does “Food Justice” Mean?

“Food justice” is a phrase that gets thrown around a lot. I’ve done it—often—without a firm grasp on its connotations. Justice is a word I […]

yale & new haven


September 12, 2016

You’ve Got Mail

Over the last half-decade, there have been a staggering 623 complaints brought forth to the university. The number includes 156 complaints of sexual assault, 316 cases of sexual harassment, and 151 cases of intimate partner violence or stalking.


April 29, 2016

Feminist Perspectives: Interview with Annemarie McDaniel

Kevin speaks to Annemarie McDaniel about the history of student activism at the Women’s Center in 1980. They discuss lessons for current student activists and the importance of institutional memory in ensuring future activist success.

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April 28, 2016

Choosing Names, Choosing Values

I first came out three days before coming to Yale and promptly enrolled in George Chauncey’s course, U.S. Lesbian and Gay History. Over the past […]

sex & health


September 13, 2016

Broad Strokes: Sex Toys

I want to start experimenting with sex toys, but I don’t really know much about what or where to buy. Any tips? Also, is it “weird” to ask someone I’m hooking up with to use toys during sex?


April 27, 2016

Time of the Month: Sexy Hygiene

“I heard that having sex can give you a UTI—is this true? How can they be prevented?” -Unsure about UTIs


April 15, 2016

Broad Strokes: Painful Penetration

Whenever I try to have intercourse, I always end up in a lot of pain. My vagina feels sore during and afterwards.

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September 15, 2016

More Than Flesh and Rib

Content warning: sexual misconduct, sexual assault, ______________________________________________________________________     This summer, I reported my coworker, a 30-ish year old man, for sexual misconduct at the […]

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June 26, 2016


Pulse   My heart beats 50 times per minute at rest. Soon after my girlfriend and I began dating, We realized our need for a […]

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May 8, 2016

For Our Mothers

In the fall of this year, I buried my head in my mother’s shoulder and cried. On the car ride home, she told me that […]

required reading


September 22, 2016

The Good, The Bad, and The Mandatory Minimums

Mellissa Harris-Perry published a herstory in response to Jay Z’s video about the War on Drugs.


September 16, 2016

The Good, The Bad, and The Shine Theory

We have a new librarian of congress, and she’s the first African-American and first woman to be appointed to the job.

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April 20, 2016

The Good, the Bad, and the 420.

The Good News: The first three people are being charged for the Flint water crisis – for covering up contamination. A national anti-Trump movement might be […]