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Menon: Freedom to choose

Ari Menon, Columnist

October 14, 2016

My attention was first brought to this issue roughly a month or so ago, when France passed the burkini ban, permanently barring women from wearing more modest swimwear. This ban is sort of an addition to the already existing ban on the burqa, which was passed in 2011. Prior to this, in 2004, any “...

Menon: Don’t degrade other women

Arundhati Menon

January 22, 2016

Last semester, as I was in the middle of the last of my studying marathon study sessions for finals, I began to contemplate the meaning and use of life in the common room of a friend’s residence hall. I was going over review sheets and previous tests with a friend who lived on the floor, when...

Menon: Growing in college is tale of talking emotions

Arundhati Menon

November 20, 2015

It all started last week when I picked up the syllabus to chart out a schedule to study for my chemistry final exam, and realized that I would be done with finals a little before halfway through December. The idea that I would be done with my first semester of freshman year absolutely scares me, and...

Menon: Raise your voice

Arundhati Menon

October 23, 2015

A couple of weeks ago, I walked into a Sexual Assault and Violence Educators (SAVE) meeting just in time for it to start. As I sat down and looked around me, I realized that there was one boy among around 20 girls. I found it really intriguing that there weren’t more men at the meeting, or at any...

Arundhati Menon: Outward appearance never tells all

Arundhati Menon

September 25, 2015

During my first week at Case Western Reserve University, we played a game where each of us were made to pick a card, keep it turned away from us and walk around the room interacting with people. Additionally we were instructed to talk to people who had a higher valued card, and to not spend too much...

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