Toni Airaksinen

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Toni Airaksinen is a Junior at Barnard College in NYC. She also writes for Campus Reform, The College Fix, and Quillette Magazine. She tweets @Toni_Airaksinen.

Articles From Toni

Milo loses book deal after underage sex comments

Yiannopoulos speaking at the University of Colorado in January. (Photograph by Jeremy Papasso/via AP.)

Milo Yiannopoulos came out as a victim of child sexual abuse in a Facebook post yesterday, saying, “My own experiences as a victim led me to believe I could say anything I wanted to on this subject [of sexual abuse], no matter how outrageous.”  Yiannopoulos released that statement in response to allegations that he supports child […]

Trump keeps Obama’s top LGBT rights advocate in office

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Randy Berry, one of the top advocates of gay rights from the Obama administration, will be kept on the State Department by the Trump administration, Foreign Policy reports. He became the first person to hold the position of the State Department’s Special Envoy for the Human Rights of LGBTI Persons, when he was awarded the […]

Teen Vogue tries to normalize abortion for teens

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When I was in middle-school, I started reading Teen Vogue. Many of my friends did too. Our local library had them in the “young adult section,” frequently pursued by kids as young as ten or twelve. Usually, we just flipped the pages looking at the glossy images of fashion models. But occasionally, we read some […]

‘Safe space,’ ‘microaggression’ added to Merriam Webster Dictionary

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Merriam-Webster has just added over 1,000 new words to their dictionary, according to an announcement they released earlier this week. The announcement lists a number of words the dictionary now recognizes: ‘binge-watch,’ to ‘throw shade,” and ‘train wreck’ all make the list. The new additions also include a number of words commonly used and abused […]

Students accuse women’s college of paying women less

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Female students at Barnard College, a women’s college in New York City, are claiming that their female professors get paid less than male professors. Flyers that say “Barnard has always paid women less” have cropped up over campus in what appears to be a student campaign of support for the Barnard College contingent/adjunct faculty union. […]

Feminist blog: College due dates are ‘microaggressions’

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“Microaggressions are small, subtle forms of discrimination — but they’re not too small to matter,” write the editors at Everyday Feminism  — the same people who created the course on Healing From Toxic Whiteness. The editors contend that “marginalized people are affected by microaggressions every day,” and that these microaggressions “ can make college difficult […]

Campus liberals try to censor event on free speech

Lefty websites like Vox.com want to censor free speech because it often hurts people's feelings. That's the point of free speech though. (Photo via AP)

In a stroke of sheer irony, an event focusing on freedom of speech is coming under attack by — you guessed it — people who want to censor it. Christina Hoff Sommers, Dave Rubin, and Peter Boghossian are scheduled to speak at a Portland State University event titled “The New Campus Thought Police: Controversial Authors […]

Student is upset she has to shake a man’s hand at graduation

Millennials got some good news from the GAO and hopefully President-elect Trump can carry the torch regarding the student debt crisis. (Photo via AP)

Joelle Milman is a senior at Barnard College of Columbia University, a women’s college that prides itself on female empowerment — and she is not happy she has to shake a man’s hand during her graduation ceremony. Milman expressed her displeasure in the Columbia school newspaper earlier this week. “This coming May, assuming I pass […]

Millennials thrilled with Trump’s pro-life executive order

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One of president Trump’s first actions in office was to sign an executive order banning federal funding from supporting foreign pro-abortion groups such as International Planned Parenthood. This order reinstated the Mexico City Policy, which requires “foreign NGOs to certify that they will not ‘perform or actively promote abortion as a method of family planning’ […]

Elite Daily columnist: “It’s OK To Hate Men Because of Trump”

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“It’s OK To Hate Men Because of Trump,” wrote Zara Barrie, Senior Writer for Elite Daily and self-described “mascara lesbian” who “lives beyond her means on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.” Barrie published her essay on why it’s okay to hate men after the inauguration, saying “our emotions are running faster than a Bugatti zooming down a European […]

Pro-life millennials excluded from Women’s March on Washington D.C

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  On January 21, the day after Trump’s presidential inauguration, hundreds of thousands of women will convene in D.C for The Women’s March on Washington. While planning for the march began before the results of the election were announced, the march’s mission statement clearly expresses chagrin towards Trump. It begins with a reference to “this […]

Pro-life groups to crash ‘Women’s March on Washington’

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On January 21, the day after Trump’s presidential inauguration, hundreds of thousands of women will convene in D.C for The Women’s March on Washington. Planned Parenthood, #VoteProChoice, NARAL Pro-Choice, and Catholics for Choice are all featured among their list of over 100 official partners. Until last week, the march had no pro-life contingent, causing outlets […]

Milo beats Hillary’s campaign manager to win LGBTQ “Person of the Year”

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Milo Yiannopoulos, provocateur and popular college speaker, has been named the 2016 “Person of the Year” by LGBTQ Nation, which calls itself the “world’s most followed LGBTQ news source.” This makes Milo the second conservative in a row to win the LGBTQ Nation poll. Last year, Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy won the title. Justice […]

Feminists knit “Pussy Hats” for the anti-Trump march on Washington

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Feminists are knitting hundreds of “Pussy Hats” for distribution at the Women’s March on Washington D.C. The “Pussy Hats” — pink knitted hats with cat ears on them — are a project of the PussyHat Project, which was founded over Thanksgiving by two friends, screenwriter Krista Suh and architect Jayna Zweiman.   The PussyHat project’s […]

Liberal feminists’ plan to “resist” Trump? 50,000 comic books

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In response to the election results, artists have created a radical feminist comic book to highlight illustrations that focus “on the theme of political resistance to the forces of intolerance.” The comic book called RESIST! was created as a collaboration between the art director of The New Yorker, Françoise Mouly, her daughter Nadja Spiegelman, and Gabe Fowler, the […]

Pro-Trump college student drops out after threats (but not because she was scared)

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When Andi Mortiz, an 18-year old freshman at Bryn Mawr College, decided to go campaigning for Donald Trump, she asked her peers for help on a campus ride-share page. “Do you have nothing to do this Saturday?” she wrote. “Perhaps you wouldn’t mind campaigning for Trump? I’m headed to Springfield [Mass.] on Saturday to do […]

Milo leads LGBTQ Nation’s ‘Person of the Year’ poll, beats Ellen and Robby Mook

The ACLU is defending Milo Yiannopoulos' right to speak, which is causing a stir among liberals. (Photo via Facebook)

Milo Yiannopoulos, alt-right provocateur and technology editor for Breitbart News, is now leading LGBTQ Nation’s “Person of the Year” poll. The poll, which began last week, lists a number of “standouts in the LGBTQ community” people can vote for. Among these standouts include Ellen Degeneres, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Robby Mook (the first openly gay person to […]

Are women really better doctors? A PhD in stats refutes viral story

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Last week, the results of a new study claiming that women are superior doctors to men was featured in dozens of media-outlets, including the Washington Post, The Atlantic, Cosmopolitan, and NPR. The study, published in the JAMA Internal Medicine, concluded that “patients who receive care from female general internists have lower 30-day mortality and readmission […]

Homicides spiked in 2016. Black Lives Matter made it worse

A Black Lives Matter protest, held in response to the deaths of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile, takes place in downtown Tampa on Monday, July 11, 2016. Both Sterling and Castile were shot by police officers the prior week. (Loren Elliott/Tampa Bay Times via AP)

Murder rates have risen in most large American cities this year, according to a Wall Street Journal survey of America’s largest police forces. Of the 20 police departments the Wall Street Journal surveyed, 16 of reported a rise in homicides from the previous year. Other types of crime, including rape and robberies have also risen […]

Professor punished, accused of “harassment” for singing a Beach Boys tune

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A professor at the University of Kentucky has been punished for singing a Beach Boys tune during a lesson on the differences between Chinese and American culture. Buck Ryan, a professor of journalism, penned an essay in his local newspaper this weekend, detailing his three-month investigation by his school’s Title IX Coordinator. His charge? Ryan […]