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Men should not be left out of the equality fight

Men should not be left out of the equality fight

Brooke Martin

October 17, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Meninism: myth or fact?President Donald Trump was recently quoted saying, “It is a very scary time for young men in America…” He has since faced much backlash for this comment, but it has brought up the question: Do men face gender inequality too?Feminism is a term and social movement promot...

Feminists respond to meninism

Feminists respond to meninism

Rachael Bayuk

October 17, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

Do we even have to?Meninism started as a joke. It should end as one too.To suggest that the Meninist "movement" is a legitimate and positive thing is ridiculous. They are not revolting against a power structure designed against them. There are not healthcare issues they must fight for. No laws that go...

Bikini barista coffee: Stop objectifying women’s bodies

Bikini barista coffee: Stop objectifying women’s bodies

Natalie Hanson

October 3, 2018


Filed under Opinion

Why “breastaurants” are a dying business model For the last month, the newest coffee chain to come to Chico has been generating a lot of buzz. Bottoms Up Espresso began to garner criticism from residents before it officially opened, and since its location’s unveiling last week, it’s clear t...

‘F Word’ series comes to campus

‘F Word’ series comes to campus

Hannah Yeager

April 4, 2018


Filed under A&E Sliding Showcase, Arts & Entertainment, Campus, Community, Mobile Headlines

Student-run and advertised, the feminism talk given on March 28 brought more than 20 people into the Cross-Cultural Learning Center for a workshop turned open forum on the word feminism.“This what it is meant to be, the Exposed series...because there is more conversation on topics like this, eve...

Party culture does not condone sexual assault micro-aggressions

Party culture does not condone sexual assault micro-aggressions

Danielle Cortes

April 1, 2018


Filed under Blogs, Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion

Sexual assault is an ongoing issue prevalent on college campuses. The risks that increase these intolerable behaviors include drugs, alcohol and overall poor decisions. However, it should never be the victim's fault. No one asks to be taken advantage of, no matter what she is wearing. What bothers...

Trump is destroying the work feminism has created

Trump is destroying the work feminism has created

Danielle Cortes

October 17, 2017


Filed under Columns, Mobile Headlines, Opinion, Showcase

It is the year of 2017, humans have been living for about 200,000 years. Every year, we are evolving and bettering our lives for the future. However, we still somehow find ourselves regressing. As a nation, we really downgraded by electing Donald Trump as president. There is just simply no other way...

Let the Panama Papers be a reminder to pay attention

Let the Panama Papers be a reminder to pay attention

William Rein and Dongyoung Won

April 17, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

There are many reasons right now to get involved in politics: whether you’re part of Black Lives Matter and believe we live in a racially contracted state; or you align with feminism and believe we live in a patriarchy; or you side with fringe political groups and believe we live in a police st...

Shame on the slut-shamers

Shame on the slut-shamers

Sam Rios

March 30, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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

Feminism is my favorite F word

Emma Vidak-Benjamin

March 22, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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

The “F” word: Feminism is necessary

Katelyn Martin

October 10, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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

Why America should legalize prostitution

William Rein

April 26, 2015


Filed under Columns, Opinion

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

Makeup lover and feminist

Megan Mann

February 4, 2015


Filed under Blogs, Opinion

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...

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