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WAP, Sex Through the Female Gaze

Photograph by Erin Holve
September 18, 2020

There has been a lot of conversation and debate surrounding  the new song by Cardi B featuring Megan Thee Stallion, “WAP.” There have been arguments that this song represents female empowerment...

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

Cast Members of the Vigina Monologues sitting down while on stage. Photo credit: Rayanne Painter
February 18, 2019

There are few shows presented at Chico State that begin with cast members encouraging the audience to shout synonyms of “vagina” at the start of each performance.The Gender and Sexuality Equity...

Gender fluidity on the rise

February 15, 2019

We all know that gender fluidity in pop culture is nothing new per se, especially with icons like Prince and David Bowie pushing their generations’ boundaries.What is new, however, is seeing gender...

BMU hosts interactive, insightful art gallery

A portrait of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate hearing regarding accusations of sexual assault. Acrylic ink printed on plexiglass. Photo credit: Angel Ortega
February 1, 2019

The third floor of The Bell Memorial Union is currently filled with collages and plexiglass prints focusing on women's empowerment and conversations about American sexism. The "Resist, Persist & Rise"...

Playlist: 15 essential songs by legendary female singer-songwriters

The cover of Joni Mitchell's album
October 1, 2018

The world of music would never be the same without the female musicians who made waves over the years in a male-dominated industry. Whether they were setting the bar or blazing their own trail, these female...

3 feminist blogs you have to check out

Lenny Letter is a feminist online newsletter that inspires women to share their experiences. Photo credit: Carly Plemons
November 16, 2016

In light of recent election results, many people have been questioning the fate of the country and what a Donald Trump presidency may mean for disadvantaged peoples. Women are especially in need of empowerment...

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