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

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

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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 […]

Ivy League students vote to install free tampons in men’s room

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Thought man-pons were only reserved for Comedy Central sketches? Think again. This month, the Columbia University Student Council voted to launch a pilot program to distribute free tampons across campus — even in the men’s restrooms. According to the Columbia Spectator, tampons and pads will be installed in female, male, and gender-neutral bathrooms in 10 academic […]

“Unsafe space”: Ivy League college kills 41-year-old comedy tradition

Columbia University and social justice warriors are at war with the school's marching band. Their crime? They make fun of everything. (Photo via Bwog, Columbia Student News)

Every semester since 1975, on the first midnight of final exams, the Columbia University Marching Band has played music and a comedy skit in the school library at an event called “Orgo Night.” At midnight on “Orgo Night,” the night of the organic chemistry (a.k.a. “Orgo” for short) final exam, the band marches into the […]

“Police brutality”? Students hold moment of silence for OSU terrorist

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Over 25 students at the Ohio State University convened last week to read the names of people of color that have been killed by police officers in the last two months, according to the Ohio State Lantern. The students added Abdul Razak Ali Artan, the Ohio State student who wielded a knife that wounded 11 […]