FEM copy editors are expected to edit articles every week, focusing primarily on the grammar, style, and logical flow of each article that they edit. They also help edit FEM's annual issue (you can find them here: https://issuu.com/femnewsmag)
DISCLAIMER: Answering "yes" to having an interest in writing does NOT guarantee that you will be able to write for FEM. Copy editors do not write for their first quarter with FEM, but instead focus solely on the editing process.
New copy editors will begin editing after attending training sessions, dates TBD.
If you have any questions about the application, please feel free to email [email protected] or [email protected] This application is due at 11:59 PM on October 7th, 2016.
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June 26th, the US Supreme Court ruled that none of the 50 states have the right to ban gay marriage. However, we must be aware that the fight is far from over. The ruling passed 5-4: Justices Scalia, Thomas, Roberts, and Alito votes against. Thousands gathered outside the White House, which was later lit up in rainbow hues, celebrate the historic decision. Marriage equality is one of the many milestones to be achieved and a cause for celebration. But the facts still remains. You can still get fired for being non-heterosexual in 29 states, and for being trans in 32 states. And of course, this verdict affects only the American population – being queer can still result in a death sentence in many other parts of the world. Lack of marriage equality is still only a symptom of deep-rooted prejudice against and the dehumanization of queer people. Which we are still chipping away at.
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How did you hear about FEM?
What do you think it means to be a feminist?
Why is it important to have a newsmagazine here at UCLA that is dedicated to feminist issues?
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What other feminist publications (magazines, blogs, etc.) do you read or follow?
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