The Orion

Shame on the slut-shamers

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Sam Rios

March 30, 2016

In a world of nipples being flashed to and fro, nude photos being posted consensually online and relationships taking on less-traditional aspects, it’s natural to feel confused living amidst all the change.Values are shifting in a progressive direction and many people feel as if they are being drag...

Feminism is my favorite F word

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Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 22, 2016

Feminism: “the theory of the political, economic, and social equality of the sexes.” A large majority of the college-aged population is not able to understand this simple definition of the term. Instead, people almost run away from it, giving the word and the movement itself a negative connot...

The “F” word: Feminism is necessary

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Katelyn Martin

October 10, 2015

We’ve all heard it becoming a more prominent word discussed in the media, the dirty little “F” word that no one necessarily wants to say— feminism. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie defined it best in both her TED Talk and Beyonce’s famed song, "Flawless." Feminist: "The person who beli...

Why America should legalize prostitution

Illustration by Miles Huffman

William Rein

April 26, 2015

We live in a revolutionary time. It’s easier than ever to organize movements, spread a vision and make a massive impact. We also live in a distorted time, in which it feels like humans are further from their humanity and restrictions run heavy. The human tendency to prohibit others and impose judgme...

Makeup lover and feminist

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Megan Mann

February 4, 2015

Does wearing makeup contradict feminism? Buzzfeed tackled this question in one of their latest videos by showing two sisters arguing while the other does her makeup. Essentially, the anti-makeup sister argues that one can't love makeup and be a feminist because wearing it conforms to the patriar...

Men could learn a lot by taking women’s studies classes

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Joseph Rogers

January 31, 2015

I walked into the first session of my "Women’s Health" class this semester and again experienced disappointment. Besides me, there was one other guy in the room. I’ve taken four classes in women’s studies. The only class that had some balance between the number of men and women was a h...

No simple answers on role of feminism in society

Illustration by Trevor Moore

Allison Galbreath

January 20, 2015

The Internet has provided people with an endless array of spaces and platforms to voice their thoughts and opinions. While it is truly incredible to be able to express oneself, discussions and arguments often break out over the new taboo “F” word — feminism. Many become angry because of the ig...

Feminism ruins everything

Alyssa Dunning

November 30, 2014

I've always considered myself a feminist, but it wasn't until my women's history class at Chico State that I really understood what that meant.Feminism taught me to think critically and scrutinize everything around me. It's empowering and eye-opening, but it also ruins everything. I started watching m...

Costumes don’t equate to character

Julianna Eveland

October 25, 2014

[View the story "Are skimpy costumes shameful?" on Storify]Leave comments or suggestions to keep the conversation going.Julianna Eveland can be reached at [email protected] or @janeca12 on Twitter....

Trending tweets make farce of feminism

Valerie Teegardin

April 15, 2014

To find misogyny, sexism and the occasional degrading meme all in one spot, look no further than the trending Twitter community, MenistTwitter. A male spinoff of the term "feminist," the concept of using social media as a platform for advocating men's rights had the potential to give men a voice that ma...

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