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Archive for April 14th, 2016

The Meaning of Equality »

Greetings, Thanks for checking out our second issue of the semester! This issue’s prompt was contributed to us by Professor Allison Hobgood from the Willamette University English department and Women’s and Gender Studies Program: From world news media to Willamette’s own campus, we hear all kinds of talk about “equality,” “equal rights and opportunities,” and even “treating everyone […]

Equality: Where are you? »

By Emmanuelle Schopp “Liberté, Egalité, Fraternité” (Liberty, Equality, Fraternity). These words constitute the motto of the French Republic. This notion of equality can also be found in the first words of the American Declaration of Independence:  “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, etc.” The fact that the concept of […]

The Pursuit of Equality »

By Anne Schwobe When it comes to equality, I think nearly everyone agrees that it is something we all have to work for. And if we look back at some of the more recent changes in laws, or even the establishment of new laws, it is obvious that there have been some substantive efforts over […]

Equity Before Equality »

By Lucía Baigorrí Haüen “Equality” and “equity” are two words that are often used interchangeably. Fair enough, they look and sound pretty similar. However, being alert to language nuances can be very empowering. Part of me believes that the common treatment of certain concepts as synonyms serves a purpose: whenever one is not aware of […]

Faces of Feminism »

By Gesa Musiol What is equality? As an international student from Germany studying at Willamette for a little over eight months now, I now know that this question has to be considered not in only one cultural context, but rather two – and both of them consist of a million different fragments, experiences, and statements […]

Equality vs. Equity »

By Guadalupe Torres Equality and equity are two concepts that are commonly heard of in the United States. In many occasions these can be topics that are difficult and/or uncomfortable to discuss for some people, but nevertheless they are important to speak about. I grew up learning that equality meant treating everyone the same – […]

Equality: a Japanese perspective »

By Shotaro Kumano Equality requires that all kinds of people, tribes, and countries are fair in every way. That includes discrimination and war, things that gives people pain which shouldn’t exist in this world. Sadly, some people still discriminate, so that’s why there is still such war and disparity in each country.