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Hypersexualization in Media

Professors weigh in on objectification of women after Walmart removes Cosmopolitan from checkout lines


Walmart recently announced that chains across the country will remove Cosmopolitan from checkout lines, citing the magazine’s objectifying material, according to USA TODAY. The best-selling magazine promotes content for “fun, fearless females,” reaching more than 18 million readers per month, according to Cosmopolitan’s parent company, Hearst Communications. Most magazine covers are of a sexual nature, with women wearing racy clothing while taglines promote sex tips, games and other advice. While Cosmopolitan can still be found in Walmart’s magazine racks, some wonder where people should draw the line between sexual empowerment and sexual objectification.

Catch the Nats game this Friday at Nationals Park to start the weekend off right.

Life After Hours: April 13-15


Don’t let the fear of Jason Voorhees keep you inside all weekend! From the last few events of the Cherry Blossom Festival to (hopefully) some home-runs, there’s plenty to do in D.C.

The National Building Museum in D.C.

Life After Hours: April 6-8

This weekend, be sure to welcome April and celebrate the cherry blossoms while they last, learn about the effect of community policing, and explore the portfolio project of Diane Arbus.


Appreciating African culture through fashion in 'Black Panther'

Weeks after hitting theaters, audiences’ love for Director Ryan Coogler’s “Black Panther” is still going strong: the film has made over $520 million domestically, making the list of top 10 highest-grossing films in the United States of all time. The film received praise for its positive representation of race, gender and culture.


Life After Hours: Feb. 16-18

With Valentine’s Day magic still in the air, check out these events for fun ways to spend time with those you care about. Frederick Douglass’ BiCentennial The National Park Service is celebrating abolitionist Frederick Douglass’s 200th birthday by hosting a Bicentennial Birthday Weekend.

Cupid Run

Life After Hours: Feb. 9-11

Ready to enjoy the second weekend in February by celebrating some amazing people? Whether it’s athletes competing in the Olympics, exploring African American history in air and space or running to support those with neurofibromatosis, DC has plenty to offer this weekend PyeongCheng Thang On Friday, Feb.

The Prospect sports bar on U Street is one of many great places around D.C. to watch this year's Super Bowl.

It's game time

Whether you’re rooting for the Patriots, Eagles, or even Justin Timberlake, this year’s Super Bowl is sure to be fun for everyone.

The Renwick Gallery

Life After Hours: Jan. 26-28

If the first two weeks of classes already has you itching to get off campus, here is what you can do this weekend to get out of the Tenleytown bubble. Murder at Midnight at the Renwick Gallery Come to the Renwick Gallery on Friday night for a chance to explore two eerie exhibits: “Murder is her Hobby,” and “The Final Stop” before they close on Sunday.

Section 202 host Gabrielle and friends go over some sports that aren’t in the sports media spotlight often, and review some sports based on their difficulty to play. 

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