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Ending the stigma of female masturbation

Ending the stigma of female masturbation

Gabby Lescadre

December 13, 2018

Masturbation: in our culture, it’s often seen as the “she-who-must-not-be-named” of all actions. At the drop of the “M-bomb,” you may experience an array of reactions: wonderful, gross, desperate, pleasurable, shameful. It might even make your shoulders tight and your face hot. Regardless ...

Give a little sugar, make a little dough

Give a little sugar, make a little dough

Libby Camp, Life Staff Writer

December 13, 2017

EEmily, a senior at UVM, padded her college student bank account by meeting with sugar daddies, using her earnings on rent, utilities, and some to splurge.   Emily, a pseudonym, became a sugar baby to aid her college finance problems, she said. A sugar baby is a younger woman who agrees to date an...

Humanities students fight stigma

Humanities students fight stigma

Jacob Potts

September 29, 2017

I always feel a pang of anxiety when people ask me about my major. Expressions of confusion, pity or even disgust flash across their faces when they hear the answer. When I say I’m an English major, they hear, “I’m a fool who wants to be in debt for the rest of my life.” When I told my...

Walking to reduce eating disorders’ stigma

Walking to reduce eating disorders’ stigma

Anna Power

April 14, 2016

Transitioning to college creates many new pressures – there are new classes, social expectations and relationships to navigate. For many students, there’s an added layer of difficulty: eating disorders.    Eating disorders increased from 23 to 32 percent among college females and from 7.9...

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