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Second Annual Star of Davida Essay Contest - EXTENDED!

Posted on the 11 February 2013 by Starofdavida
Second Annual Star of Davida Essay Contest - EXTENDED!A few months ago, I announced the Second Annual Star of Davida Essay Contest. The deadline I established then is February 28, but I have decided to extend it by six weeks to April 12! 
Description: The theme was inspired by the Tumblr Who Needs Feminism?. Answer the question “Why do you need feminism?” Go crazy with your response, so long as it’s between 200 - 800 words.
Some Ideas You Can Write About:I need feminism because...double standards are unfair.I shouldn't have to avoid mirrors to feel good about should be able to be sensitive without being called "gay."I want to feel safe when I walk alone at night.women should be able to count in a minyan.I'm tired of being a victim of street harassment.slut-shaming is not acceptable.just because I don't want to get married doesn't mean I'm a lesbian.I should be able to lay tefillin even though I'm a girl.there should be more strong women characters in movies and on TV.I don't want to have to be Superwoman.rape culture has to end.
How to Enter: Send your essay as a doc, docx, or PDF file to [email protected] If there’s a technical issue with your entry, I’ll be in touch - don’t worry. In the subject line, please write “Essay Contest” or something to that effect. On the top of the first page, include your full name, school year, and email address.
Deadline: APRIL 12, 2013
Eligibility: Any and all students (from preschool to a PhD program) can enter.
Awards: The top three winners will each win a copy of Julie Zeilinger’s debut book A Little F’d Up: Why Feminism Is Not a Dirty Word. The winning essays will also be published on Star of Davida!
Please direct any questions you have to [email protected] Happy writing!

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