The Orion

A fetish is not an excuse to sexualize LGBTQ people

Marginalized communities continue to be victims of fetish culture. Photo credit: Melissa Joseph

Melissa Joseph

September 13, 2019

When a person's sexual identity and gender fluidity are used as the determining factor for another's sexual gratification, the LGBTQ+ community becomes increasingly vulnerable to harassment and exploitation.Unlike kinks, fetishes are characterized by their necessity rather than desire. People with fetishes are sexually...

Ethnic backgrounds are not a joke

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Karen Limones

November 7, 2018

As you enter Chico State, you may be intrigued by the beauty of the school's nature and by the diversity of students you meet. However, it is becoming an issue for minorities to feel safe and welcomed on a diversified campus from the lack of support from the Chico community.My intentions are not to be...

Chico’s City Council candidates fail to represent minority populations

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Karen Limones

October 17, 2018

The United States government is slowly progressing at including men and women from minority backgrounds in elected positions. However, Chico has failed to fulfill this gap as there still continues to be an absence of racial and ethnic minority representatives running for City Council. A City Councilor...

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