The Orion

Protestors speak on women clinics

Protestors made signs on woman's rights that were being using outside of the Bell Memorial Union. Photo credit: Rachael Bayuk

Rachael Bayuk

October 8, 2018

Outside of the Bell Memorial Union I asked protesters and supporters of the Women's Resource Clinic about their opinions on the legitimacy of the clinic. Rachael Bayuk can be reached at [email protected] or @BayukRachael on Twitter  ...

Playlist: 15 essential songs by legendary female singer-songwriters

The cover of Joni Mitchell's album

Natalie Hanson

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 singer-songwriters often made music history with their powerful voices and songwriting. Here are...

Group of women encounter assault in Downtown Chico

The Chico Police Department commends the women for using smart tactics during the encounter. Photo credit: Sean Martens

Jacqueline Morales

October 19, 2017

A man pulled out a knife at a group of ladies in Downtown Chico Tuesday midnight. The incident happened on East 4th Street near the City of Chico Council Chambers. A group of ladies walking down the street towards their vehicles after leaving work were approached by Michael Bures, 31, who according t...

The Insignificance of the ‘Free the Nipple’ movement

Free the Nipple Movement

Nicte Hernandez

October 1, 2016

Multiple protests have taken place throughout the world to show their support for gender equality through going topless in public. Free the Nipple movement has been in the media increasingly since Lina Esco directed the "Free the Nipple" film which started the whole movement back in 2014. My question here is, are there not bigger issues to suppor...

When orgasms are hard to come by

Photo credit: Dongyoung Won

Rachel Reyes and Dongyoung Won

August 30, 2016

In every girlfriend group, you can find five individuals (so to speak) who are all going through many different situations in their lives but what they share most often is the bond between their sex lives. Yes, as a friend who comes from a girl group of five, I could say nothing goes better with coffee...

Hillary doesn’t hinder hope as a woman

Photo credit: Briana Mcdaniel

Whitney Urmann

August 29, 2016

I am voting for Hillary Clinton because she is a woman. I am voting for Clinton because I am a woman and representation matters. I also support the majority of her platform and have educated myself on her campaign but I disagree with people who say we should leave gender out of the conversation. In...

Shame on the slut-shamers

Photo credit: Helen Suh

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...

Clothing doesn’t define a woman

Illustration by Trevor Moore Photo credit: Trevor Moore

Kristina Martinez

October 15, 2015

The clothing a woman wears has always been judged, pulled apart and discussed by other women and men. No matter where a woman is, whether it be in class, at work or even at the club, there is someone who has something to say about it. Shows like "Fashion Police" on E! Network primarily discuss what ce...

Fierce feminism is a must

Illustration by Katherine Kurz Photo credit: Katherine Kurz

Elizabeth Ernster

September 13, 2015

On the first day of dorm move-in, every floor was required to attend a meeting hosted by University Police in which the men and women were separated so as to receive information specific to each sex. They told the women things we have heard since we were preteens— Be aware of your surroundings, stay in ...

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

Illustration by Trevor Moore

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...

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....

Students step up to Take Back the Night

Students march from campus to the streets for Take Back the Night Thursday evening with candles. Photo credit: Emily Teague

April 6, 2014

A diverse community of students filled the Bell Memorial Union with hope and support on Thursday for Take Back the Night to take a stand against rape and sexual violence.Laura Napoliello, a senior double major in political science and women's studies, is the women's program coordinator for the Gender & Sex...

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