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‘Fat’ is used as an insult, but it’s just my body

‘Fat’ is used as an insult, but it’s just my body

Rayanne Painter

September 11, 2019

I’ve been here a thousand times: A thin person, most of the time my friend or family member, stands in the mirror in front of them. They twist their face in disgust while they look at their body: “Why am I so fat?” Accompanied by “I look disgusting,” or something similar.One look at m...

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

‘The Vagina Monologues’ spreads crucial messages about womanhood

Rayanne Painter

February 18, 2019

There are few shows presented at Chico State that begin with cast members encouraging the audience to shout synonyms of “vagina” at the start of each performance.The Gender and Sexuality Equity Coalition and local acting talent hosted their annual performance of Eve Ensler’s “Th...

Women in white win the night at State of the Union

Women in white win the night at State of the Union

Natalie Hanson

February 17, 2019

Am I still thinking about the State of the Union nearly a week later? You bet. This time, although there was so, so much to be unpacked from this year's delayed address, what's sticking in my mind is what happened afterward; to a now-viral moment. I'm talking, of course, about the slow clap given...

Catcalling: it’s inexcusable

Catcalling: it’s inexcusable

Rayanne Painter

November 13, 2018

If you have a female or feminine body, you already know. It’s terrifying no matter where you are or who you’re with.It can happen anywhere. Walking home from class, walking into the grocery store or just in public: “Hey baby, why don’t you give me a smile and come on over here...

The ‘pink tax’ is making me pink in the face

The ‘pink tax’ is making me pink in the face

Brooke Martin

November 4, 2018

College kids hate taxes. Income taxes, grocery taxes, any tax - you name it we hate it. It makes sense why most taxes exist, but the ‘pink tax’, however, does not.Women and men, for the most part, require the same things to live. We all need food, water and shelter. We all use certain things...

Off the Record: catcalling and porn

Off the Record: catcalling and porn

Karen Limones

November 4, 2018

This week, reporter Rachael Bayuk and Brooke Martin talk about this week's O-Face topic on porn and catcalling.0:08 - Porn1:57- Catcalling3:41- ClosingKaren Limones can be reached at [email protected] or @theorion_news on Twitter....

Off the Record: gender neutral bathrooms and men who can’t donate blood

Off the Record: gender neutral bathrooms and men who can’t donate blood

Karen Limones, Rayanne Painter, Brooke Martin, and Rachael Bayuk

October 27, 2018

This week on Off the Record, Rachael Bayuk, Rayanne Painter and Brooke Martin talk about the necessity of general neutral bathrooms needed on campus and the men who can't donate blood during the blood drive. 0:01- Introduction0:10- Topics 0:18- Gay men can't donate blood3:20- Gender neutral bathrooms6:45- ClosingKaren Limones can be reached at opi...

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...

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...

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  ...

Playlist: 15 essential songs by legendary female singer-songwriters

Playlist: 15 essential songs by legendary female singer-songwriters

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

Group of women encounter assault in Downtown Chico

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...

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