Two of the top ten most powerful people in world, according to Forbes.com for the year 2014, were women. #5 on the list was Angela Merkel and #6 on the list was Janet Yellen, both have become household names, especially Janet Yellen in recent months. Merkel was elected as Germany’s Chancellor in 2005, making her the first female to hold this position and now the longest serving elected EU head of state. Merkel was ranked 2nd on Forbes 2013 most powerful list making her the highest ranked woman ever. Yellen is the current Chair of the Board of Governors of The Federal Reserve System and first woman to ever hold this position. The reason I bring up all these facts about these two incredible women is to highlight how important understanding the principle, there are no limits to the life you can live, applies to all women. These two women did not grow up the way my generation has, but these two women along with countless others have paved the way for women to be seen as powerful all over the world. Both women are in the their 60s and I can assure you they see how the world has changed and how the world view of women has altered over the years. I am only 20 years old and I have seen many women be the first to achieve statuses that were predominately considered male only. I can only imagine what is to come in the realm of women’s first. Mississippi is currently paving the way for women in the National football league with the first female NFL referee, Sarah Thomas. That gives me so much hope! Even five years ago I could not have imagined a women being on the sidelines as a referee. As someone who plans to become the first female General Manager of a NFL team, I am empowered by the thought that this goal does not seem to be unattainable.
Celebration Southern Identity in photography, these two collections will be available on campus from October through December. A panel to kick off the exhibits will feature several of the artists [...]
Celebration Southern Identity in photography, these two collections will be available on campus from October through December. A panel to kick off the exhibits will feature several of the artists in the collections. These exhibits and panel are made possible through collaboration with the Department of Art and Art History and the Center for the Study of Southern Culture.
(Thursday) 1:00 AM - 1:00 AM
Pride (2014) recreates the true story of two unlikely groups standing up for each other. Set in Britain in the 1980’s, Pride follows a group of gay [...]
Pride (2014) recreates the true story of two unlikely groups standing up for each other. Set in Britain in the 1980’s, Pride follows a group of gay men and lesbians who provide support for small-town miner’s who are striking in order to unionize. Tensions are high at first, until they realize they have much larger enemies than each other.
(Thursday) 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Lamar Room 327
The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) follows a Texas high-school girl who sparks action in her small town after a rape attempt ends with the man in the [...]
The Legend of Billie Jean (1985) follows a Texas high-school girl who sparks action in her small town after a rape attempt ends with the man in the hospital. When the police get involved, things only escalate, until Billie makes a video of demands where she showcases her new cropped hair. Billie is a classic teen icon of sexual freedom and rebellion.
(Thursday) 5:00 AM - 5:00 AM
Lamar Room 327
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The first Star Trek series that will feature a female/female mentorship and star openly queer actors playing queer characters launches this Sunday! ... See MoreSee Less
Don't miss The Big Gay Art Show at the Powerhouse for the rest of September! Jonathan Kent Adams did an amazing job curating a thought-provoking, funny, and joyous collection about the Southern Queer experience. Pieces are selling fast, so make sure you get yours! ... See MoreSee Less
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