Race (De)classified: Dismantling the 'Class, Not Race' Agenda

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Alaina Segura

Top 5 Reasons All College-Aged Women Should See A Gynecologist

I get it – women don’t like to talk about their vaginas. I’m hardly the first person to realize this silence. Eve Ensler lamented it when she compiled The Vagina Monologues almost 20 years ago, and I’m lamenting it today. So let’s talk about it now. Here are five reasons why all college women should absolutely see a gynecologist based on U.Va.’s Student Health website, and I promise I will not use the term “sexually active” once in this article.

Former Women’s Center intern reflects on how past experiences working with International Initiatives relates to current career

In honor of the beginning of International Women's Month in March at the Maxine Platzer Lynn Women's Center, Iris Magazine has interviewed a former intern in International Initiatives (now called the Women, Girls an

Revisiting Jim Crow Charlottesville: A Q&A with Journalist Barbara Nordin

During the month of February, African American History Month, we, as a nation, celebrate the accomplishments of black men and women and reflect upon the continuing struggle for equal opportunity in our country.

At Iris, we decided to take a look at the history of these struggles in our local community by interviewing a journalist for The Hook, Barbara Nordin.

'Absolutely Safe': The Untold Story Behind Breast Implants

Prior to this month, I knew nothing about breast augmentation (more commonly known as “boob jobs”). My exposure was basically limited to the trashy, reality TV shows I caught glimpses of while surfing through channels, and random magazine covers I’d glaze over in the checkout line at the grocery store. After taking in Absolutely Safe (2007), a documentary on breast implants, hosted by the U.Va.


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