The Orion

A feminist’s struggles with the new Supreme Court justice

Graphic made by Erin Holve
November 5, 2020

As I studied for a class one evening, one of my friends texted me that Amy Coney Barrett had just been confirmed as the new Supreme Court justice. My first feeling was anger, the deep-seeded type that...

RBG, What can we learn from her life?

A tribute graphic to Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bater Ginsburg by Erin Holve
September 22, 2020

I’ve never been someone to mourn the loss of a celebrity or public figure. Often shrugging my shoulders in a kind of cruel indifference. An inconsequential happenstance.   When I heard...

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

Illustration by Melissa Joseph
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...

Norman Fucking Rockwell! tears up the modern feminist message

Photo by FOX via Getty Images.
September 18, 2019

Listen to the track "The Man" from Taylor Swift's new album, "Lover" and the message it sends is immediately clear. If I was the man, she said, "I'd be a fearless leader. I'd be an alpha type."Swift is...

Women’s symposium brings 600 people to advocate for female leaders

Elaine Kramer (left) and Pam Farly (right) were two of four women panel members during the Tuesday night discussion session. Photo credit: Kendall George
February 18, 2019

From Feb. 12 to Feb. 15, the Wildcat Leadership Institute hosted a "Women Like You" convention, featuring five days of events all under the theme of female empowerment in business/professional settings....

BMU hosts interactive, insightful art gallery

A portrait of U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh during his Senate hearing regarding accusations of sexual assault. Acrylic ink printed on plexiglass. Photo credit: Angel Ortega
February 1, 2019

The third floor of The Bell Memorial Union is currently filled with collages and plexiglass prints focusing on women's empowerment and conversations about American sexism. The "Resist, Persist & Rise"...

Chico Women’s March 2019 highlights Camp Fire recovery, indigenous advocacy

Protestors showcased their signs at the 2019 Chico Women's March. Photo credit: Christian Solis
January 19, 2019

Early Saturday morning, Chico residents filled the city plaza for the third annual Chico Women’s March. People took to the downtown streets to stand in solidarity for women’s rights, climate change...

Feminists respond to meninism

Getty Images by Chris Madden.
October 17, 2018

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...

Men should not be left out of the equality fight

Getty Images photo by Hinterhaus Productions
October 17, 2018

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...

Bikini barista coffee: Stop objectifying women’s bodies

Bottoms Up Espresso opened Friday after receiving criticism for the attire of their employees. Photo credit: Caitlyn Young
October 3, 2018

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...

‘F Word’ series comes to campus

Karla Guzman and Casie Arechiga start out the conversation by explaining the
April 4, 2018

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...

Party culture does not condone sexual assault micro-aggressions

Photo credit: Roberto Fonseca
April 1, 2018

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...

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