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Nipples are the knobs to sex’s door

Nipples are the knobs to sex’s door

Rachael Bayuk

October 16, 2018

Is it cold in here?The female nipple has been sexualized to the point of censorship. Female nipples are touched, kissed and stimulated by tongues. This is considered normal and pleasing behavior. So why are male nipples not equally allowed the pleasures of touch?Male nipples aren't sexualized. Most men d...

Letter to: sexual assault survivors

Letter to: sexual assault survivors

Rayanne Painter

October 15, 2018

Dear survivors of sexual assault,First off and most importantly, I believe you. You are strong and resilient, no matter your situation.I know these past few weeks have been hard, with all that’s been going on in our country. Not only are the topics of survivors and their experiences on the front of ...

America’s conversation about sexual assault is disgusting

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. It takes immense strength to stand in front of anyone, let alone the world and tell your story. Then to be laughed at and called “skanks” by men in powe...

We need to be held accountable for the language we use

We need to be held accountable for the language we use

Rayanne Painter

October 10, 2018

Here, in the United States, we have a protected right to say essentially whatever we want within reason. But should we really speak without any regard?In recent years, especially during and after the 2016 election, we have been in this kind of tug-of-war with what language is okay to use. This concept o...

Seven reasons why your friend might be the real snake

Seven reasons why your friend might be the real snake

Brooke Martin

October 10, 2018

Toxic friends come in many shapes and forms. Most of us, if not all of us, have had a friend that’s turned out to not be an actual friend. Snake venom is toxic, but friends shouldn’t be. Friends are supposed to build you up and make you a better person, but this is not always the case. It can be hard to let go because you two share so many happy memorie...

Place those hands where we can see them

Place those hands where we can see them

Karen Limones

October 10, 2018

Since we were kids, there has always been a lack of knowledge on the topic of sexual assault. But without a doubt, it is generally assumed it is done by a man. Given our prevalent cultural understanding of society and how common perpetrators of sexual violence are men, it is understanding. And now that off...

Letter to: My fellow ‘good’ men

Letter to: My fellow ‘good’ men

Alex Grant

October 10, 2018

Dear men, After Brett Kavanaugh was confirmed to the Supreme Court last Friday, it's clear, now more than ever, that it's time for men to step up. Just being a 'good' guy isn't good enough anymore. It's time to start calling out our friends who cat call, who grab people without consent and who ta...

Religion must not overrule constitutional rights

Religion must not overrule constitutional rights

Rachael Bayuk

October 9, 2018

Whatever your opinion is about abortion, I can't change it and I won't try to change it. But, I will discuss with you how important it is for someone to be able to make the decision for themselves. And not be shamed for making a decision that, undoubtedly, was a hard one.Abortions have been taking p...

The male package: one size doesn’t fit all

The male package: one size doesn’t fit all

Brooke Martin

October 9, 2018

Put those rulers and growth pills away because we don’t care what your penis size is.Our society is obsessed with appearance, looks and being perceived as ‘sexy’. At least five million people in the U.S. suffer from body dysphoria. When people think of body self-esteem issues they usually picture a woma...

Protestors speak on women clinics

Protestors speak on women clinics

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  ...

Immigration: do not fear the “other”

Immigration: do not fear the “other”

Rachael Bayuk

October 7, 2018

Immigrants are part of the lifeblood of the United States. Since the beginning, the integration of new ideas has launched our great nation forward into the ever-expanding future.A lot of born citizens, including the president, have a tendency to discredit immigrants. To lump them all into a group and...

Wildcat on the Street: Packing up early before a lecture is dismissed

Wildcat on the Street: Packing up early before a lecture is dismissed

Rachael Bayuk

October 7, 2018

This week, I asked students and staff around campus how they feel when it comes to packing up early a few minutes before class.Rachael Bayuk can be reached at [email protected] or @BayukRachael on Twitter...

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