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Social Activism In Art

Social Activism In Art

Jessica Shippelhoute, Social Media Editor // February 23, 2021

A pair of red stiletto heels clicked in rhythm against the asphalt after the bright flash of the walk sign. Suddenly, a wolf-whistle pierced from a raised pickup truck shocked the woman out of the steady...

Illustration by Melissa Joseph

Am I a Feminist? Feminism, It’s More Complex Than You Think

Erin Holve, Staff Writer // March 6, 2020

For many years I struggled with calling myself a feminist.  I lacked all confidence in myself. Feminists were these mythical creatures filled with all the conviction and power their gender offered...

Local Women in Government Panel to Honor the 19th Amendment

Local Women in Government Panel to Honor the 19th Amendment

Angelina Mendez, Staff Writer // March 5, 2020

On Feb. 26 four women with active roles in Butte County’s government and Chico State’s student government sat at a panel to honor the celebration of the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. The...

Women biting a film reel

Movie Playlist: Leading Ladies You Will Love

Kirstin Joyce, Staff Writer // February 28, 2020

With Women’s History Month right around the corner, it’s a perfect time to grab some friends, make one of those fancy snacks from your Pinterest board and watch some of the best films featuring strong...

My body isn’t a cation sign; you’re not going to slip into the heart of my struggles by just acknowledging me as I am. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

‘Fat’ is used as an insult, but it’s just my body

Rayanne Painter // September 11, 2019

I’ve been here a thousand times: A thin person, most of the time my friend or family member, stands in the mirror in front of them. They twist their face in disgust while they look at their body:...

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

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

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...

Nancy Pelosi's clap had the attention of many at the 2019 State of the Union address. Image from bustle.com.

Women in white win the night at State of the Union

Natalie Hanson // February 17, 2019

Am I still thinking about the State of the Union nearly a week later? You bet. This time, although there was so, so much to be unpacked from this year's delayed address, what's sticking in my mind is...

Getty Images photo by kbeis.

Catcalling: it’s inexcusable

Rayanne Painter // November 13, 2018

If you have a female or feminine body, you already know. It’s terrifying no matter where you are or who you’re with.It can happen anywhere. Walking home from class, walking into the grocery...

Getty Images by Monica Schipper

The ‘pink tax’ is making me pink in the face

Brooke Martin // November 4, 2018

College kids hate taxes. Income taxes, grocery taxes, any tax - you name it we hate it. It makes sense why most taxes exist, but the ‘pink tax’, however, does not.Women and men, for the most...

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Off the Record: catcalling and porn

Karen Limones // November 4, 2018

This week, reporter Rachael Bayuk and Brooke Martin talk about this week's O-Face topic on porn and catcalling.0:08 - Porn1:57- Catcalling3:41- ClosingKaren Limones can be reached at [email protected]

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Off the Record: gender neutral bathrooms and men who can’t donate blood

This week on Off the Record, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin talk about the necessity of general neutral bathrooms needed on campus and the men who can't donate blood during the blood...

Getty Images by Whitney Curtis.

America’s conversation about sexual assault is disgusting

Rachael Bayuk // October 12, 2018

Don't be persuaded, this is unacceptable behavior.Kevin Jackson, Brett Kavanaugh and Donald Trump have many things in common. But, the most disgustingly profound thing is their recent treatment of survivors....

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