Annick Tabb

atabb1@binghamton.edu

15 Articles


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Reclaiming slurs can be empowering

From their inception, derogatory slurs have been used to terrorize and abuse the groups of people they are hurled at. Words and phrases have been created or adapted to single out a...


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Are employers doing enough to curtail workplace sexual harassment?

For far too long, victims of sexual harassment and assault in the workplace have not been guaranteed clear avenues to report the misconduct committed against them. The mainstreaming of the #MeToo movement...


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Is reaching across the aisle worthwhile?

A few days ago, an op-ed column co-written by Bari Weiss and Eve Peyser, titled “Can You Like the Person You Love to Hate?,” was circulating around my Twitter timeline. Bari Weiss...


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Defending abusers is never acceptable

Many people are taught to always assume the best in others. Utilizing this principle can be a helpful tool in establishing a sense of trust in a world that can otherwise feel...


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Catcalling can evoke conflicting emotions

When I got harassed on the street for the first time, one of my first thoughts was, “Finally.” I breathed a sigh of relief. At long last, I was considered attractive enough...


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DNA does not determine cultural identity

This month, Senator Elizabeth Warren issued a statement saying that the genetic testing she had done confirmed that she was distantly of Native American descent. This came after President Donald Trump called...


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No one should be forced to wear a bra

Sixth-grade gym class was a game changer. It was the first time that students were required to change clothes in order to participate. On the first day we were asked to change...


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Diversity helps minority students feel accepted

When I was a kid, I went to the birthday party of a friend who lived in a different town that was known for its affluence. Everything went smoothly until we were...


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We need to stop glorifying artists who exploit their models

When I was in third grade, I developed a slight obsession with Greek mythology. It was during this time that I learned about the Muses — the goddesses of literature, science and...


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We must condemn men who blame their violent acts on women

The phrase “Nice guys finish last” is a common one. I have heard it and variations like “She friendzoned me” and “Girls only date assholes” countless times. When I hear or read...