Top Tips For Women Applying To College

Top Tips For Women Applying To College

When Women Inspire

It’s no secret that getting into the best colleges in the U.S. is incredibly hard for all applicants, but if you’re a woman, it’s a lot harder than it should be. There is a fairly wide gap between acceptance rates for men and women in a lot of schools but it is particularly bad when it comes to the schools at the top of the leaderboard. What you might not realize is that the reason for this is because a large number of schools do not have to abide by discrimination laws. A public school that receives state funding has to follow laws that make it illegal to discriminate by gender. However, the elite schools that are not state-funded do not have to follow these rules; they are exempt from Title IX’s ban on sex discrimination. That means it is perfectly legal for them to discriminate against you because you’re…

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The Problem with Being an ‘Overachiever’

The Problem with Being an ‘Overachiever’

There is no such thing as an “overachiever” – just jealous “underachievers” trying to throw shade.

Alexis Chateau

I was called an overachiever for the first time in 2015 – and by another woman.The remark came after a discussion of childhood schooling,where she measured her son’s track record against my own.

The remark caught me completely by surprise. What did it mean exactly? Is there something wrong with personal success? Am I supposed tolower my standards? Work less hard? Set fewer goals?

Was it because I am a woman?

Achievement in Jamaica


Prior to moving to the United States, I don’t remember ever hearing the word ‘overachiever’. In Jamaica, you’re either hardworking, or lazy – gender be damned!

In Jamaica, it’s also common for femalesto excel in school – more so than males. We also outnumber them in college classrooms; and then outnumber them again in most areas of the work force; and have a much higher literacy rate.

According to expert sources, like the American Psychology…

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Jesus Forgave my Attacker – But I have Not

Jesus Forgave my Attacker – But I have Not

I never saw my attacker again and I hope I never do. I'm terrified that I might strangle him, or start screaming, "You rapist!" in the streets. But even more terrifying is the fear that he might turn around and say, "It was your fault for wearing a tank top. You were asking for it. You should have said no sooner." And I'll start crying on the sidewalk and sink back into the depths of depression, from which I had come...

‘Drunkorexia’ is a worrying trend that’s growing among young women

‘Drunkorexia’ is a worrying trend that’s growing among young women

The new and dangerous drinking-trend college students are toying with.

landscape-1467973390-gettyimages-90420237‘Drunkorexia’ is a worrying trend that’s growing among young women

Apparently it’s most common in university students.

We’re all familiar with the term anorexia, which can take a grip on people and make them seriously ill. But there’s a new dangerous ‘trend’ growing predominantly among university students – ‘drunkorexia’ – which combines extreme diet-related behaviour with a high intake of alcohol, and it’s hugely worrying.

While drinking heavily during university is a fairly common occurrence, the non-medical term ‘drunkorexia’ relates to a combination of this along with common behaviours associated with eating disorders including restricted food consumption, bingeing and purging, and excessive levels of exercise.

Speaking to Science Daily, psychology research assistant professor at the University of Houston, Dipali V. Rinker, explained the behaviour in more depth. “College students appear to engage in these behaviors to increase alcohol effects or reduce alcohol-related calories by engaging in bulimic-type or diet/exercising/calorie/restricted eating…

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