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Femmina December 2013



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Editors of La Femmine


Editors of La Femmine


Treat Yourself

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Educate Yourself Women Rising

B. Contaxis-Tucker, K. Roberston, J. Smith

Don’t Blame it on the Alcohol

J. Smith


Food For Thought


Be Yourself More Than a Face


Stress Less!

E. Hewey, C. Moisey

14 Culinary Herbs and Recipes C. Moisey, J. Smith

22 Winter Activities J. Smith


Entertain Yourself

17 Photos 21 Photos


Submission from M. Robbins

Submission from L. Roberts




Submission from N. Boise


J. Smith, K. Roberston

K. Roberston


Pop Coulture

B. Contaxis-Tucker, C. Moisey

Eco Catalogue B. Contaxis-Tucker

Every Body is Beautiful E. Hewey


Mission The editors of La Femmine understand feminsim to be a relevant and vital movement in the modern, global world. Feminism aims at establishing and defending equality in the political, economic and social arenas. Feminism recognizes the intersectional identies of women and respects the right to express that diversity in ideas and talents. The movement celebrates the uniqueness of each woman: her leadership, her beauty, her ideas, her sensuality. This magazine was written as a response to feminism, and it is our goal to express the tennants of feminism through art, culture, interests, and education. Within the pages of La Femmine you find a potrayal of feminism through the eyes of the next generation of modern, young women who have the responsibility of advocating for multicultural gender equality and celebrating the human story through women’s experiences in the future.





My name is Brianna. I am a freshman and I am majoring in Wildlife Biology, though I also have a passion for anything involving human rights. I love writing and language, food and culture, nature and the outdoors. Feminism is one of the many ways that we as women can join together to express our voice, taking action to change the world for the better.

I’m Emma, I’m 19, from Livingston, MT. I’m currently undeclared here at UM. Feminism is important to me because it is almost 2014 and there are still inequality issues that need to be dealt with. One aspect of feminism that interests me is domestic violence and sexual assault because it is so prevelant in this day and age.

I’m Clara, and I love rivers, cooking, welding, dogs and a whole bunch of other stuff. I think feminism is important because we’re all just humans looking to be treated as such. There’s no need for any kind of discrimination...based on anything.

JENNY-LIN SMITH My name is Jenny, and I’m an eighteen year old Freshman from Hamilton, MT. I’m interested in the Liberal Arts, but I have yet to choose a major. Feminism is important to me because the movement honors women’s fight for equality--women from the past and the present--and their sacrifices. I am very interested in girl’s education. I believe it is a leading factor of gaining equality for women everywhere.

KAYLA ROBERSTON I’m Kayla, and I’m a freshman studying journalism. I like reading, writing, photography and media arts. Feminism is important to me because I don’t see how the idea that women should be politically, socially, and economically equal to men isn’t on everyone’s agenda at this point in time.



Women Rising

An Amazing Woman Near You How You Too Have a Voice

The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center has evolved to satisfy the needs of the Missoula community for a resource center for learning about issues of peace and justice, discussing them, and taking action. As their current executive director, Betsy Mulligan-Dague explained, the organization developed out of a group of activists, Missoula Women for Peace, and a variety of small church gatherings that sought to have “more voice and power, together” and to have a bigger impact on the issues they cared about. The original group, The Garden City Peace Consortium, became The Jeannette Rankin Peace Center, named after a Missoula activist, peace advocate, and politician. Jeannette Rankin was the first woman ever elected to the US Congress. In office, Jeannette Rankin gave a voice to women and children, and to the issues of hunger, poverty, and the possibility of peace. Keeping her word after being elected to office, she voted against WWI. As she later recognized, “Voting against war is weak...” she continued to vote for peace, voting against the Vietnam war, and leading a peace march of 5,000 women. As she said, “the first time a woman has the chance to speak, she ought to.” Following in the footsteps of this amazing example of a woman, the Peace Center has sought to provide an avenue for Missoulans to discover and share what peace looks like.

The Resources Center provides connections to other local or national organizations for credible recipients to send donations to, who to send letters to regarding topics ranging from war and social justice to environmental justice. The Center also provides a library of literature, news records, and films on these subjects, as well as keeping an updated calendar of current opportunities for action within our local community. The Resource Center also provides sponsors and grants to fledgling non-profits or other projects sharing goals that fall under the Jeannette Rankin mission statement. This connection between similar organizations and a strong outreach to the community reiterates, as Betsy said, “community and collaboration is extremely important, wherever and whenever possible.” Upcoming Events at the Peace Center: • Peace in art forms contest •Every Friday at 12:00- non-violent communication seminar •New Years Eve -Luminaire making and arranging. 

Women Rising

The Modern Feminist: How Hillary Clinton looks to better inequality

Hillary Clinton is an example of a modern-day feminist who is concerned not only about issues on a worldwide scale, but how the United States can strive for equality for all. She famously spoke up about feminism during the 1995 Beijing Conference, addressing the concept that “women’s rights are human rights.” Since then, Clinton has been making it a point to keep pushing toward closing the gap between women’s and human rights. She takes pride in the fact that women in Kuwait can now vote, women in many parts of Africa can now own land, counties are making and even enforcing laws against domestic violence and that there now is an international effort against human trafficking. She also wants to address the issues centering around women’s health during and after childbirth. She wants to give women better access to seeds through irrigation technology because the majority of the world’s farmers are women. In her words, “These are the ways that we’re looking at issues that affect everyone. . . We’re trying to target a lot of our aid to women because what we have found over many years is that if you help a woman, she helps her family. And then the family and the children are better off.”

We Wanted to Know . . . Why is feminism still important today? “Because we still haven’t acheived equality.” Anya Jabour Because of how easily averything can be broadcasted in the media, feminism is of greater importance in today’s fast changing society.

Davis Logan “We need feminism today because it’s too easy to forget that it’s still a problem. There is still gender inequality.”

Cheyanne Chadwick “I think it’s still important because women still haven’t reached the glass ceiling.” Derek Jacobson “It’s still important, although pop-feminism has people not understand the issues they’re talking about, so is hurting more than it’s helping.” Tara Condon



More Than A Face


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What makes you more than a face? I’m fun. I’m curious. I’m independent. I’m more than a face because of the mind behind it. These are just some of the answers submitted to, a website dedicated to empowering girls through their beauty that goes beyond looks.

Left: Photographer Lucy Tompkins snaps a photo of Cass Stoltzfus, whose board reads, “I am more than a face because I am patient.” Above: Kelsey Whitaker, who is more than a face becasue she is strong.


eauty isn’t only skin deep, as students in the GLI Women’s Rights and Roles around the World know. For the final project, one group in the class set out to prove this by starting a movement, More Than a Face. The group, which consists of Kenzie Lombardi, Cass Stoltzfus, Rehana Asmi, and Lucy Tompkins, used their photography, marketing, and website designing skills to bring their idea to life. “The idea is to build a database of women and girls who feel that they are more than the makeup they put on their face,” group member Kenzie Lombardi said. To accomplish this, the group aimed to take photos of volunteer models not wearing makeup. The models also hold up a whiteboard with their personal response to “I am more than a face because. . .” The focus is that by taking their makeup off, the models will be focusing on what makes them feel beautiful, besides outside appearances. The photo sessions took place on November 19th, 21st, and December 3rd in the Knowles 3rd floor study lounge.

This is where the group played music, took funny black and white photos, and talked with the models about self empowerment and beauty. The website is also open to photo submission at While the idea is to make women feel comfortable in their own skin, the group recognizes some girls would rather not face a camera with bare skin. “I think there’s a lot of insecurity surrounding a makeup-less face, and I think that’s ok. The idea is to make women feel empowered, and if that means you’re wearing cover up and mascara, that’s ok too,” Lombardi said. “Self image is really important to me. It’s rare to see a girl not wear makeup. . . Not that you can’t be empowered or a feminist without makeup on. In fact, that’s a huge thing about feminism. You are empowered when you are feminine.” To join the movement, submit your own photo to and fill out the questions on the website.

More Than A Face

Photos featured on the More Than a Face website, left to right: Rachel Dickson, Anna Reid, Sophie Friedl, Lexie Zeller, Kelsey Johnson, Lili Bekuhrs, Rose Marchak and Michaela Fiore.


I am more then a face because my face does not make who I am - my personality and my bold thoughts make who I am. I am a strong independent woman that is empowered by my own strengths.


Xanta Diamond




Self-Awarness Quiz Most popular magazines contain a number of questionnaires or quizzes that tell the reader what hairstyle would match their personality, when they will fall in love, or what their personality says about them. Here is a number of thought provoking prompts to make you feel better about yourself and to be aware of your personal needs and wants.

When you have free time, you: 1. know exactly what to do 2. plan what you will do next 3. let someone else decide what you will 4. do what you feel like moment by moment

Whether at the mall or in the woods, you tend to: 1. go your own way and get things done 2. reflect and move one 3. go where everyone else is going 4. wander aimlessly

What distract you from your best work? 1. you are not distracted easily 2. expectations of your final project in comparison to others 3. judgment of what others will think of your work 4. side tracked/procrastination

What is your favorite quality about yourself? 1. confidence and determination 2. organization and leadership 3. easy going and open 4. adventurous and creative

What stresses you out? 1. conflicting ideas or events 2. spare time/ having to wait 3. making decisions 4. a tight schedule

You may not fit just one answer. You may not fit any. Think up your own. If you find yourself always answering 1,2,3, or 4, challenge yourself to branch out. Feel confident and comfortable being you.


Bikini Kill: Why it’s Still Important Clara Moisey Maybe I’m biased because I like punk music, regardless of the message, and even though I wasn’t born yet when this movement took off, I still feel like I can relate and identify with the “riot grrrl” movement of the 1990s. Though I am not personally involved in any sort of musical project, I feel the energetic, revolutionary passion the movement possessed in many other aspects of life, just as it spread to many DIY activities in the ‘90s. Music is a way to express and get messages out to the public in a way that people will pay attention to, even if it is negative attention. The messages that bands involved in the riot grrrl movement, notably Bikini Kill (often credited with starting the movement because of the band member Tobi Vail), centered around was female empowerment. They did this by writing lyrics, creating zines and organizing events meant to emphasize the importance of ladies showing


each other support and appreciation. Punk music, especially at the time, was a male dominated genre, and I think that the reason Bikini Kill has such an impression on not only women, but all people regardless of gender, is because they broke down the notion that women couldn't be successful in a male-dominated environment. They were “pro girl” not “anti boy” and focused on the female and not at all on the male. I find the zines that they published to be the most interesting and empowering expression of their ideas. They embraced the DIY ideology, and encouraged people to read and distribute the xeroxed works of art. Many of these zines were published at, a website I recommend that you check out. The zines were entertaining, engaging and very artsy, but they spoke about real and pressing issues facing many women at the time. This is all still very relevant today, being only 20 years later. The movement “died off ” in the ‘90s, but the revolutionary seeds it planted in many women keep it alive in ways other than just counterculture music and DIY projects.


Chemically-Safe Care Products

The Toxic Truth:

Is your makeup giving you cancer? Women spend $15,000 on cosmetics per year, contributing to a multi-billion dollar economy, yet this immense level of spending is not necessarily of concern until we look at what we are spending on. The increasing power of large corporations has lead to a lack of regulation, allowing harmful chemicals to be present in the cosmetics sold to us, without our knowledge. Here are a few of them: • Synthetic Fagrance (hidden ingredients) • DMDM, Paraben, Trithanolamine, or “-eth” (toxic contaminants) • Parabens (hormone disruptors) • Triclosan and Triclocarban (thyroid, reproductive, and environmental concern.) • Hyrdoquinon, Oxybenzone (cancer, reproductive toxicity) Our bodies are our personal properties and our responsibilities, and as such we have the right to know what is in the products we are putting in our bodies and on our skin. Our skin is the largest organ of our bodies, and can absorb 60% of what is put on it. The missions of the products on the next page reflect their commitment to respect and honor the body and the world we live in. Commonly, these organizations also follow principles including fair business practices and environmentally conscious manufacturing.

Quoting the mission statement of Aubrey Organics, these organizations strive to “protect the earth...promote the well being of people, and nourish the spirit.” The same chemicals that are harmful to our bodies are also harmful to the environment. Unknown chemicals and new products are often tested on animals. Even when they aren’t, the manufacturing of toxic products, inexpensive plastic dispensers, and packaging has a huge negative impact on the environment. Care products should make you feel good. The feeling of a warm shower, clean hair, clean warm clothes is pleasurable. That’s why products such as shampoos, soaps, lotions, or even toothpastes need to truly be good for our body, and everyone should be able to feel good about using them. That’s why these credible companies believe in “the right to know” (kiss my face) what ingredients we are putting on our skin, because they are proud of the causes we believe in. Alba Botonica boasts “respect for all beings”, and Avalon Organics believes in “purity, safety, sustainability, sffectiveness, intimacy and personal choice.” On the next page is the data, prices, and the products. Buying healthier, more environmentally conscious products is little or no cost to you. You owe to yourself to feel better about your body!

Chemically-Safe Care Products Products “based on the principles of high quality, fair pricing, and environmental sensitivity” (Toms).

Nature’s Gate Shampoo- $0.50/oz Soap- $$0.60/oz Lotion- $0.55/oz Deoderant- $2.00/oz

Alba Botanica

Avalon Organics

Shampoo- $1.00/oz Face Soap- $2.00/oz Shaving Cream- $1.06/oz Bath Soap- $0.66/oz

Shampoo- $.0.90/oz Face Soap- $2,25/oz Shave Cream- $0.90/oz Lipstick- $6.00

Lotion- $1.00/oz

Toothpaste- $0.67/oz

Desert Essence Shampoo- $2.00/oz Face Soap- $2.00/oz Lotion- $1.00/oz Toothpaste- $1.00/oz

Tom’s of Maine Toothpaste- $1.00/oz Deoderant- $2.25/oz

Aubrey Organics Shampoo- $1.00/oz Deoderant- $2.25/oz Shave Cream-$1.00/oz Lipstick- $1.14/oz

Kiss My Face

Deoderant- $2.00/oz Lotion- $2.00/oz Soap- $1.20/oz

Beauty Without Cruelty Shampoo- $0.68/oz Face Soap- $1.22/oz Lotion- $0.80/oz Make-up- $3.00

All products are available at the Missoula Good Food Store! For More Information, visit or



Topic of Interest

Don’t Blame it on the Alcohol

Whether you have yet to take your first sip or you’re a champion at holding your liquor, the dangers about alcohol abuse are probably the last thing on your mind when you head out with friends. Check out the myths about alcohol before you pay unexpected consequences.

#1. I can drink and still be in control. Annual High-Risk College Drinking Consequences

College students meet criteria for a diagnosis of alcohol abuse, 6% for alcohol dependence

College students report academic consequences of their drinking.

Vandalism committed while intoxicated

Police involvement

Administrators report property damage

#2 Drinking isn’t dangerous.

One-third of 18-24 year olds admitted to emergency rooms for serious injuries were intoxicated. Alcohol is often associated with homicides, suicides, and drownings.

I can sober up quickly if I have to.

It takes about 3 hours to eliminate the alcohol content of two drinks, depending on weight. Nothing can speed up this process--not even coffee or cold showers.

What is Alcohol Poisoning?

#4 It’s okay for me to drink to

keep up with my boyfriend.

Women process alcohol differently. No matter how much he drinks, if you drink the same amount as you boyfriend, you will be more intoxicated and more impaired.

#5 I’d be better off if I learn to

“hold my liquor”.

If you have to drink increasingly larger amounts of alcohol to get a “buzz”, you are devleopiing a tolerance to alcholol which can lead to health risks and substance abuse.

#6 Beer doesn’t have as much

alcohol as hard liquor.

12-ounce bottle of beer has the same amount of alcohol as a standard shot of 80-proof liquor (either straight or in a mixed drink) or 5 ounces of wine.

#7 I can manage to drive well

enough after a few drinks.

About 1/2 of all fatal traffic crashes among 18-24 year olds involve alcohol.

According to physicians, alcohol depresses nerves that control involuntary actions, like breathing and the gag reflex (which prevents choking). When someone drinks an excessive amount of alcohol, they are are prone to vomit since alcohol is an irritant to the stomach. Alcohol poisoning can cause death by asphxiation when someone is either choking on vomit or unable to vomit due to unconsciousness because of intoxication. Warning signs may be vomiting, mental confusion, seizures, irregular breathing, hypothermia, or either blue or pale skin. Always be aware of persons who pass out and don’t wait for all symptoms to be present before you call for emergency help.

Topic of Interest

Booze and Sex


High-Risk Drinking Consequences (scale: 1.0x10^4) ex. 3,360,000 students between ages 18-24 drive intoxicated.

Who doesn’t like to have a night out on the town with their friends? Drinking is a popular social activity that everyone seems to be apart of nowadays. What can start from harmless, goofy fun can take a dangerous twist and lead to high-risk consequences. You would be surprised to learn that, according to the National Substance Abuse Index, each year 696,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has become intoxicated, and 97,000 students between 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault-and those statistics are just a snapshot of annual high-risk college drinking consequences. These statistics may be startling, but it reflects the many misconceptions about the relationship between alcohol and sexual assault. In the past, society often excused men for committing violent acts against women when they were drunk. While most people no longer accept drunkness as an excuse, the truth is that link between alcohol and sexual violence is still a mystery. There are some illegal drugs that may have the same impact as alcohol does. So what can we learn from the relationship between booze and sexual violence? One, we must understand the basic effect of alcohol. Physically, it’s obvious that alcohol affects the user’s ability to percieve, intergrate and process information. However, what kind of inhibiting factors does alcohol have on the average individual’s thought process? Interesting enough, a 1991 study conducted in the United States suggested that “the act of drinking may be more related to woman abuse than the actual effect of drinking. According to Stop Violence Against Women, this distortion does not cause violence, but “it does increase the risk that the user will misinterpret his partner or

Drinking Your Calories? Alcoholic beverages tend to pack the calories in one fell swallow. Here’s some drink-food equivalents to keep in mind as you drink.

12 fl.oz Beer

Subway 6 in. BLT

(153 calories)

(153 calories)

3 fl.oz Wine

McDonald’s Southwestern Salad

(140 calories)

(w/o chicken) (140 calories)

2.25 fl.oz


Jimmy John Sea Salt Chips

(146 calories)

(140 calories)

another’s behavior.” In the same way, alcohol may indeed may have an effect on the severity or ease which an abuser justifies his actions. If you use alcohol responsibly or have never had a negative experience with alcohol, you might wonder what kind of effect misconceptions and sexual violence has on other people. Misunderstanding the relationship of alcohol and sexual violence has led victim-blaming. Some people believe that a certain behavior or level of intoxication excuses sexual perpretators, and somehow the assaulted victim “deserved” what they got. Sadly, often times women don’t recieve the justice they are entitled when they bring their cases to court. Jury members want the victim to have showed every possible form of physical resistance, like scratches, bite marks, or bruising. In reality, however, smaller scale mental notings, like if the victim notices a fly climbing up a curtain during the assault, have just as great of an implication of rape as physcial distress. Changing the mindset of a culture blinded by misconceptions of sexual violence can only be changed through discussing the tough issues like sexual violence, and understanding the impact of the abusing substances.




Grow an Indoor Herb Garden

The winters in Missoula can really start to get to me, so this year I thought I’d try to give my house a little more life and aid my cooking with a little indoor herb garden.

Getting Started Pots:

When choosing pots, make sure they have drainage holes and are at least 6’’. Some herbs, like mint, spread everywhere. Be sure to get an additional pot for these kinds of plants.


Growing mediums require these three functions: it supports (to keep the plant from falling over), it stores water and nutrients for the plant’s roots, and still provides good drainage, and it provides air circulation so that the roots can get oxygen

Tips on Choosing Herbs

Certain herbs will fare better indoors than others so I’d recommend the following when considering options: basil parsley sage mint cilantro

Seeds: It doesn’t matter what kinds of seeds you get, but debatably,

Estimated Costs

Nurture and Care

1 bag of potting mix (32 ounces) = $8-$15 1 5 in. clay pot = ~$1-$3 1 Burpee Basil (Greek) package (100 seeds) = $3.95 Countertop Organic Culinary Herb Starter Pack $24.95 (found at

the best kinds of seeds are heirloom seeds. Heirloom seeds are open-pollinated seeds (unlike hybrids), so they produce plants most similar to the parent plant, which is key to the survial of any plant. Pay attention to enviromental conditions like the amount of sunlight and temperature.

First off, you’ll want to keep each kind of plant’s growing preferences, like environmental conditions, in mind. Most of the time, however, if you put a seed in a pot it will grow. If you follow these simple instructions, your plant will produce fragrant and tasty leaves: 1. You will need to make sure you have an area by a window that receives a fair amount of sunlight. Pot the plants in a lightweight soil mix. 2. Your plants won’t need as much water in the winter. For the most part, keep the soil just barley moist and with the exception of basil and mint, let it dry out a bit in-between watering sessions. 3. Be sure to prune your plant. Harvest mature leaves and cut off bad or curling leaves at the base of their stem so new ones can replace them.

Gardening is a relatively inexpensive hobby. These price estimations reflect most garden supply centers.


Be sure to harvest your plants and use them to make deliciously seasoned food all year long.

Harvest leaves from mature plants every week. Don’t worry about wasting a bountiful supply -- freezing basil is a great way of preserving basil for cooking. Gently wash leaves, then pat dry. Chop fresh leaves by hand or in the food processor. By chopping them finely, they’ll be the right size for adding to soups, sauces or other recipes. Store them in freezer bags.

Drying basil is a convenient way for storing it. Don’t know how to dry basil? It’s easy. Cut off stems and tie in 1 inch bunch4. As the winter starts to fade and the plants grow stronger, you will es with string, leaving a loop for hanging. need to fertilize them with compost bits every few weeks. Hang them upside down and allow them to dry naturally in a cool, dry, dark place.



Enjoying Herbs in Cuisine After harvest, enjoy your herbs in succulent dishes like these!


This herb is known for its cooling effect, making it the perfect addition to spicy dishes. I love curry and it can be a little fiddly, but if you have a little time to kill, the result is worth it. INGREDIENTS: Potato Marinade: 3 large potatoes chopped 1 teaspoon chile powder 1 tablespoon lemon juice Sauce: 6 tablespoons olive oil 1 tablespoon freshly cracked pepper 1 ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes ½ teaspoon cumin seeds 2 ½ cups chopped onions ½ teaspoon sugar 1 tablespoon ginger paste 2 small grated tomatoes salt 1 teaspoon turmeric ¼ cup coconut milk ¾ cup cilantro base sauce* * Cilantro Base Sauce 3 cups of fresh cilantro leaves 8 garlic cloves 4 hot green chili peppers 1 teaspoon cumin seeds 1 teaspoon sugar ¼ cup fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons water

Flip! for the recipe


Sage is a personal favorite of mine. The flavor is very distinct and has a wonderful aroma. The recipe I chose for sage is Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Butter Sauce. This is a perfect dish for cold winter days. If you want, you can make your own pumpkin ravioli but for the sake of time, I usually just buy pre-made raviolis (usually found in either the frozen section or fresh pasta section. If you buy frozen, you should let it defrost in the refrigerator before you cook it, as it helps the delicate ravioli stay closed as you cook.) INGREDIENTS: A pound of pumpkin ravioli ½ cup butter 6 fresh sage leaves ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg ½ cup grated parmesan cheese ½ cup hazlenuts Flip! for the recipe


Pesto is a great way to use fresh basil. It is a delicious summery sauce you can add to pasta, chicken, sandwiches and many other dishes to give them an earthy, flavorful taste. Pesto is a pretty simple sauce and does not require any cooking, as it can be served cold or hot depending on what you are adding the sauce to. This recipe yields about ½ cup of finished sauce. INGREDIENTS: 1 cup fresh basil leaves (packed down into the cup) ¼ cup parmesan or romano cheese ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil 1/6 cup (2 tablespoons + 2 teaspoons) walnuts *if you don’t like walnuts you can substitute them for pinenuts 2 medium minced garlic cloves Salt and pepper to taste Flip! for the recipe


Recipes Con’t:

Enjoying Herbs in Cuisine (Continued)

SAGE HOW TO: Salt a large pot of water and bring to a boil. Add ravioli and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. The ravioli will float to the top of the water when they are finished cooking. Using a slotted spoon, scoop the raviolis out of the water and set them in a bowl, cover with tinfoil and set aside. Melt the butter in a saucepan over low heat on the stove. Tear the sage leaves into small bits and add to the butter just as it starts to sizzle. Fry the leaves for 30 seconds, making sure to keep them moving around constantly. Turn the heat off and stir in the nutmeg. Pour the sauce over the cooked ravioli. Sprinkle the cheese and hazelnuts on top. Serve immediately. Enjoy!

BASIL HOW TO: You will need either a food processor or blender. Combine the basil and pre-chopped nuts in the blender and pulse a few times. Add the cheese and garlic together and pulse a few times again. As you keep the blender on, slowly pour a constant stream of olive oil until a green paste is formed. Add as much salt and pepper as you want and blend that in. Your result should be delicious pesto sauce!

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CILANTRO HOW TO: Start with the chopped potatoes. You will need to put them Curry Potatoes into a large bowl and pour the lemon juice and chili powder over them. Mix together and set aside. To make the cilantro base sauce, all you need to do is combine the cilantro, garlic, chili peppers, cumin, sugar, lemon juice and water in a blender until smooth. In a large saucepan, heat the oil, pepper flakes and black pepper until sizzling. Add the chopped onions and sugar. SautĂŠ the onions for about 7 minutes at a high heat. The onions will start to brown, and at that point, add the potatoes and cook covered for about 6 minutes. remove the cover and keep cooking for 10 more minutes, string frequently. Add the ginger paste, grated tomatoes, and the cilantro base sauce to the pan. Lower the heat and cook an additional 20 minutes. Add the coconut milk mixed with about 3/4 cup water. Simmer all this together for 10 minutes. Remove from the heat, cover and let sit for 20 min. This helps all the flavors combine. Serve over rice.

Featured Photographer

Featuring . . .


Robbins Matt Robbins is a student at UM studying pre journalism with an emphasis on photojournalism and a minor in environmental studies. As a former Marine who did two combat deployments in Afghanistan, Robbins became inspired by events that took place there and decided he’d “rather shoot people with photos than bullets.” “My hope is that one day I’ll be able to influence the world to make changes on environmental policies with my work. The two people in the photos are a couple of friends of mine, and one day we were chilling by the pedestrian bridge near Albertson’s, and their love was so peaceful and energetic all at the same time that I wanted to photograph it,” Robbins said.



Food for Thought

Food For Thought “As women, we are taught to be tiny. To have small bodies, to never be imposing. The ideal of our gender are thin and childlike, hairless and dainty. We are defined by our bodies; defined by our control over them. We are taught to obsess over our physicality and to be repulsed by our desires and intelligences. We are taught to walk scared late at night. We cradle our keys between our perfectly manicured fingers, walking gracefully like a baby antelope in a herd of lions. That our virginity defines our character. That I am a frigid bitch if I do not fuck him, and a dirty slut if I do.” Michelle K., The Truth About Growing Up A Woman

“There will never be a new world order until women are a part of it.” -Alice Paul

“You educate a man; you educate a man. You educate a woman; you educate a generation.” -Brigham Young

“A person can be shot, but an idea cannot. Killing is the antithesis of life and negates the very possibility of growing into fullness.” -Jeannette Rakin

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. -Malala Ysafzai

Every Body is Beautiful


Every Body is Beautiful

“58 percent of college aged girls feel pressured to be a certain weight.” This statistic, and many others, were presented at the Every “Body” is beautiful fashion show in Turner Hall Wednesday night. Models of all shapes and sizes proved that every “body” is beautiful by strutting their stuff down the runway in outfits they felt most confident in. Greer Wagner, one of the members of the group that put on the fashion show, said the idea came because she and Paige, another member, were interested in positive self body image and thought that a fashion show

would be a very interactive way to put the message out there. Some of the models said that this fashion show really means that girls can do whatever they want to, and that everyone should be able to feel be comfortable in his or her own skin. Another theme of the fashion show was to always work what you’ve got and don’t listen to what others have to say.


Stress Less

Stressed? In college, it can be hard not to stress about everything: not waking up on time, spilling salsa on yourself right before class, Friday night plans falling through, a huge chemistry final or even your annoying aunt who is coming for Christmas break. The college years are said to be some of the best years of your life, so it’s important to not stress too much. Here are some tips to manage the stress: 1. Make peace with imperfection 2. Stop comparing yourself to others 3. Take a nap 4. Don’t stress about being stressed 5. Give yourself compliments throughout the day

6. Eat well and get some exercise 7. Take breaks every so often 8. Don’t procrastinate, plan ahead 9. Remember to have fun 10. Focus on the positive

Sometimes, one doesn’t exactly have large chunks of time to devote to calming the soul. When in times of need, I like to turn to tea and herbal infusions containing ingredients known to aid the body in times of stress. Look for teas containing these ingredients or buy in the form of essential oils and add a couple drops to tea or even directly on skin. from the delicious flavor, your tea will help Mint: Aside relax your mind and calm an upset stomach. with nausea and indigestion, soothes nervousness, Chamomile: Helps stabilizes moods, aids insomnia. Ginseng: Clears out stress and mental exhaustion . Relaxes tense muscles, calms nerves and reduces headaches. Skullcap: Also, it has been known to alleviate PMS symptoms. Lavender: Helps reduce anxiety, tension headaches, and indigestion. for upset stomach and nausea, also aids in Lemon Verbana: Perfect insomia. Linden: Relaxes muscles and nervousness, calms stress headaches. headaches, stress, and PMS Passiflora Incarnate: Relieves symptoms. Take to experience a rejuvenating and sound sleep, Valerian: especially if your insomnia is due to stress.

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Laramie Roberts is a freshman at Montana State University. She is currently undeclared, but is thinking about a photography major. This set of pictures is the final in her Photo 113 class taught by Dan Wise. She got the idea by looking at older students work and putting a twist on an old idea. The technique is called double imaging which means overlapping one negative over another. The pictures show how women might be lost in their environment. Sometimes women do not have a voice in certain issues. To the photographer, these pictures represent how important women are in the world and how easily that concept can be forgotten.


Winter Activities

Adventures in a Winter Wonderland There are numerous of exciting recreational activities available only during the frosty season, so make the most out of your winter here in Missoula.

The Great Indoors

The Great Outdoors

Try these great activities you can only do in the winter! Renting a pair of ice skates ($4) at the Glacier Ice Rink would be a fun, cheap date ($6/adult). Plan to go on “Bargain Monday”, where admission is only $2! You can check out the public skate schedule at Don’t forsake Mother Nature! Cross-country skiing and snowshoeing are relatively cheap activities explore the great outdoors and get your heart rate up. The University of Montana Campus Recreation Outdoor Program rents a cross country skiing package for only $12 for students. Websites like offer some original locations and trails to explore. Enjoy exploring Chief Joseph, National Parks, and surprising locations like ghost towns. The Garnet Ghost Town (roughly 30 mi. east of Missoula) was abandoned in 1889, and the Bureau of Land Management allows snowmobiliers and cross country skiers to explore the grounds. Or, you can join the racing atmosphere by racing in the Runner’s Edge 5K races. These themed races are a blast and competitors range from serious goggles to silly costumes. Sign up at the Runner’s Edge for either Light the Way 5K (registration $25-$35) on December 20th, or Freezer Burn 5K (registration fee $35-$50) on February 1, 2014. Winter Events in Montana Rodeo Run Sled Dog Races. (12/12-12/14) W. YELLOWSTONE. 406-646-4988 Last Chance Christmas Craft Show. (12/13) BILLINGS. 406-545-9711 Ice Sculpting Contest. (12/14) BUTTE. 406-497-6464. MT Ballet Co. “Nutcracker”. (12/14). DILLION. 406-582-8702. Candelight Tours of Lewis and Clark Caverns. (12/14- 12/19) STATE PARK. 406-287-3032 Christmas Eve Torchlight Parade. (12/14) BIG SKY. 406-995-5886. New Year’s Eve Rockin’ Rail Jam and Torchlight

Don’t forget that sometimes smaller is smarter! Hot Coco, roasting by the fire, wear fuzzy socks/slippers, baking cookies, sipping egg nogg, snowflakes, singing, sleigh rides, making snowmen, admiring holiday lights, reading a good book, making cut-out snowflakes, knitting or crocheting, online shopping, bubble baths, jigsaw puzzles

I Dare You...

1. Make as many minature snowmen as you can this winter. Everywhere you go! 2. Promote random acts of kindness by shoveling off a friend’s or stranger’s driveway. If you get lots of friends to participate, this is called a “Rake N’ Run”, or in this case, “Shovel N’ Scram”. 3. Test your courage by jumping in an icy pool of water. Particpate in a “Polar Plunge” or other kind of charity event. 4. Learn a new craft or try a new sport!

Make the most out of your next ski trip! Skiing and Snowboarding Locations near Missoula, MT Resort Locations Snowbowl

Distance from Campus 24 min.

Lookout Pass

1 hr. 42 min.

Lost Trail

1 hr. 48 min.

Rates (adult full day lift tickets) $41 (student) $28 $37 (weekdays)

# of Trails/ Summit (ft) 42 trails Summit 7,600 34 trails Summit 5,650 50+ trails Summit 8,200

Poem Submission

Bound Natalia Boise

Natalia Boise


Bound Feet bound and blistered Grace like a machine Like handmade porcelain dolls lining long and forgotten shelves, her dance desiring body Has bled it’s share of art Winter days lead to wicked temptation like broken snow Her clever footsteps Crack the starched veil Feet lick the ground, Circumscribe their gaze Grand applause, open claws, sinsiter glide away The unabashed dervish grinning by comparison; A splinter of sound In her storm. Clouds, the dancer of heaven Swirl to meet their scattered Doom precipitate motion Dancers of slumber leak images of twisted day into sidewalk cracks We were never here.




I want a wife to go along when our family takes a vacation so that someone can continue to care for me and my children when I need a rest and change of scene. Judy Brady I want a wife who will not bother me with rambling complaints about a wife's duties. But I want a wife I belong to that who will listen to me when I feel the need to explain a rathclassification of people er difficult point I have come across in my course studies. known as wives. I am A And I want a wife who will type my papers for me when I Wife. And, not altogethhave er incidentally, I am a written them. mother. Not too long ago I want a wife who will take care of the details of a male friend of mine my social life. When my wife and I are invited out by my appeared on the scene fresh from a recent divorce. He had friends, I want a wife who will take care of the baby-sitting one child, who is, of course, with his ex-wife. He is lookarrangements. When I meet people at school that I like and ing for another wife. As I thought about him while I was want to entertain, I want a wife who will have the house ironing one evening, it suddenly occurred to me that 1, too, clean, will prepare a special meal, serve it to me and my would friends, and like to have a wife. Why do I want a wife? not interrupt when I talk about things that interest me and I would like to go back to school so that I can my friends. I want a wife who will have arranged that the become economically independent, support myself, and, children are fed and ready for bed before my guests arrive if need be, support those dependent upon me. I want a so that the children do not bother us. I want a wife who wife who will work and send me to school. And while I takes care of the needs of my guests so that they feel comam going to school, I want a wife to take care of my chilfortable, who makes sure that they have an ashtray, that dren. I want a wife to keep track of the children's doctor they are and dentist appointments. And to keep track of mine, too. passed the hors d'oeuvres, that they are offered a second I want a wife to make sure my children eat properly and helping of the food, that their wine glasses are replenished are kept clean. I want a wife who will wash the children's when necessary, that their coffee is served to them as they clothes and keep them mended. I want a wife who is a good like it. And I want a wife who knows that sometimes I need nurturant attendant to my children, who arranges for their a night out by myself. schooling, makes sure that they have an adequate social life I want a wife who is sensitive to my sexual needs, with their peers, takes them to the park, the zoo, etc. I want a wife who makes love passionately and eagerly when I a wife who takes care of the children when they are sick, feel like it, a wife who makes sure that I am satisfied. And, a wife who arranges to be around when the children need of course, I want a wife who will not demand sexual atspecial care, because, of course, I cannot miss classes at tention when I am not in the mood for it. I want a wife school. who assumes the complete responsibility for birth control, My wife must arrange to lose time at work and not because I do not want more children. I want a wife who lose the job. It may mean a small cut in my wife's income will remain sexually faithful to me so that I do not have to from time to time, but I guess I can tolerate that. Needless clutter up my intellectual life with jealousies. to say, my wife will arrange and pay for the care of the chil- And I want a wife who understands that my sexual dren while my wife is working.I want a wife who will take needs may entail more than strict adherence to monogamy. care of my physical needs. I want a wife who will keep my I must, after all, be able to relate to people as fully as possihouse clean. A wife who will pick up after my children, a ble. wife who will pick up after me. I want a wife who will keep If, by chance, I find another person more suitable my clothes clean, ironed, mended, replaced when need be, as a wife than the wife I already have, I want the liberty to and who will see to it that my personal things are kept in replace my present wife with another one. Naturally, I will their proper place so that I can find what I need the minute expect a fresh, new life; my wife will take the children and I need it. I want a wife who cooks the meals, a wife who is be solely responsible for them so that I am left free. a good cook. I want a wife who will plan the menus, do When I am through with school and have a job, I the necessary grocery shopping, prepare the meals, serve want my wife to quit working and remain at home so that them pleasantly, and then do the cleaning up while I do my my wife can more fully and completely studying. I want a wife who will care for me when I am sick take care of a wife's duties. and sympathize with my pain and loss of time from school. My God, who wouldn't want a wife?

I Want a Wife


Let’s Get Real.

Growing up, women are taught various techniques on how to avoid getting raped. From not going out alone to wearing the right clothing, women are made to think they only they alone can prevent rape. Rape, an action. An action commited by an entierely seperate human being. Because by wearing one thing over another, a woman gains control of someone’s actions and what happens to her, and it’s clearly up her to stop this horrible crime, right? Not so much. These ideologies and victim blaming don’t address the problem (hint: people that have sex with other people without their consent) and they also frankly insulting. Below are some more realistic rape prevention tips, courtesy of Leigh Hofheimer. Let’s not forget the most important one that is too often forgotten: Don’t rape!

10 (Realistic) Rape Prevention Tips


Don’t put drugs in women’s drinks.

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If you pull over to help a woman whose car has broken down, remember not to rape her.

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If you are in an elevator and a woman gets in, don’t rape her.

When you encounter a woman who is asleep, the safest course of action is to not rape her.

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When you see a women walking by herself, leave her alone.

Never creep into a woman’s home through an unlocked door or window, or spring out at her from between parked cars, or rape her.

Remember, people go to the laundry room to do their laundry. Do not attempt to molest someone who is alone in a laundry room.

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Use the Buddy System! If it is inconvenient for you to stop yourself from raping women, ask a trusted friend to accompany you at all times. Carry a rape whistle. If you find that you are about to rape someone, blow the whistle until someone comes to stop you.


Don’t forget: Honesty is the best policy. When asking a woman out on a date, don’t pretend that you are interested in her as a person; tell her straight up that you expect to be raping her later. If you don’t communicate your intentions, the woman may take it as a sign that you do not plan to rape her.


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“and when we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard nor welcomed but when we are silent we are still afraid So it is better to speak remembering we were never meant to survive� --Audre Lorde, The Black Unicorn: Poems

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