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Published in 1792, the 12th edition of William Cheselden’s The Anatomy of the Human Body is unlike any book of anatomy you’ve ever seen. Its size is comparable to a novel you may find on your bookshelf; the 300+ page textbook is approximately 15cm wide by 25cm long and weighs about half a kilogram. It includes detailed drawings (carved from copper plates) of human body parts from the skeletal system to the muscles and even inner organs. Each drawing is carefully labeled and gives the name and a description of the body part.

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This past August, a frat at Old Dominion University was suspended after some members displayed a series of banners with lewd phrases on them while freshman students moved onto campus.  The three banners read: "Rowdy and Fun. Hope your baby girl is ready for a good time," "Freshman daughter drop off," and "Go ahead and drop off mom too." This article is from CNN, but the story has been picked up by many other news organizations, mainly due to the controversy that has arisen online from feminist objections connecting this incident to rape culture, but why does rape culture exist?

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The article "Discrimination During Adolescence has lasting effects on body”, published by Northwestern University on Science Daily (September 9th, 2015), addresses a study that links the level of cortisol, a stress hormone released by the body, with the accumulation of perceived discrimination over lifetime. In fact, researchers have followed white and black adolescents from age twelve to 32 by measuring the discrimination they perceive as well as their levels of cortisol for seven days when they became adults.

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In the article written by Jackie Willis, we learn that a war started at the VMAs between pop star Miley Cyrus, and rapper and signer Nikki Minaj. It all started in July, on twitter, when Minaj ranted about the famous song ′′Anaconda′′. It did not make it to the nomination, as well as her song with Beyonce ′′Feeling Myself′′. She accused the VMAs of body shaming and also twitting that "black women influence pop culture so much but are rarely rewarded for it." Cyrus twitted back that "If you want to make it about race, there’s a way you could do that.

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