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In & Around Language: Girl vs. Woman

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, “woman” is defined as “an adult female human being. The counterpart of man.” (“Man,” on the other hand, is not defined as “the counterpart of woman.” Figures.) “Girl,” however, is usually meant to signify “young woman.” Technically, those are correct. But to some, their usage in the wrong context can range from being inappropriate to just plain offensive.

Schor the Scholar
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Schor the Scholar

Hilary M. Schor, professor of English, comparative literature, and law at the University of Southern California gives a talk about the relationship between the British Prime Minister and the Queen of England.

College

WGS Fosters Community

As one of the College’s smallest concentrations approaches its 25th anniversary, the concentration still finds itself battling misconceptions about its nature.

Women's Week
Green

Women's Week

Panelists address a group of students at “mother/earth.” The event, held Wednesday as part of Women’s Week, explored the connections between the environmental and reproductive justice movements.

Student Groups

Students and Professors Defend Gender Studies

In front of an amused, though small, audience, Young America’s Foundation spokesman Jason Mattera mocked feminism and homosexuality during a panel at the Conservative Political Action Conference last Thursday in Washington, D.C.

Religion

Shopping Week, Day One: Uniquely Yours

It's time to take advantage of all that Harvard has to offer, which, suffice it to say, includes a lot of classes you just won't find anywhere else. So we're kicking off our shopping week feature with a choice selection—but by no means a conclusive list—of some of the most interesting, obscure, and unique classes offered this semester at Harvard.

World AIDS Day Vigil
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Students Mark AIDS Day

A ribbon shaped from red plastic cups with candles burning inside lit the steps of Memorial Church yesterday evening, and a larger ribbon of red Christmas lights shone from the front of Grays Hall. The candlelight vigil at Memorial Church, followed by the lighting of the ribbon on Grays and a discussion about gay men’s sexual health in the Brazilian immigrant community, was held as a part of the World AIDS Day celebrations, organized by Queer Students and Allies and Global Health and AIDS Coalition.

SEXY CAN I?
Race

SEXY CAN I?

Former student Vivien Wu ’08 and Lena Chen ’09 lead a panel discussion on Asian Female Sexuality in Ticknor Lounge last night.

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