A FEMINIST’S FIGHT FOR “THE LAST JEDI”

Caroline Hale | Contributor The Last Jedi, the second installment of the new Star Wars trilogy, was adored by the critics and received a 91 percent approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes. However, the audience did not seem to be as taken with the movie, as they have given it a 48 percent approval rating- a […]

CONSERVATIVE HOUSEHOLD

Anonymous “If any thing other than a girl walks into the girls’ restroom, you tell me immediately,” my dad says. “Ok.” His eyes roll. “Ok, dad,” he mocks. “Yes, dad.” He knows I’m not really listening. I know this cycle will happen again.   What does it mean to be conservative? Frankly, like any political […]

FEMINIST CONSUMERISM IN A SWEATSHOP ERA

Molly Gonzales | Contributor Most of the popular retailers you and I shop at employ sweatshops, facilities for outsourced labor that have limited regulations and slave-like work environments. We often hear this term and rarely think twice. If they were that bad, somebody would do something, right? Nike, H&M, Walmart, Zara’s, Urban Outfitters, Forever 21, […]

Liberation Through Porn?

Daly Trimble | Rising Editor In-Chief Sex can liberate. But, if #metoo hasn’t made it obvious enough, sex can also be one of the most oppressive facets of a woman’s life. From the bitter prevalence of survival sex among the American homeless population to the false consent given when life’s aspirations are threatened by a […]

FILM IN A FEMINIST LENS

Chloe Young | Contributor Hollywood – and the women in it – are a hot topic these days, from the many, many sexual assault allegations against different men in the entertainment industry to the rising trend of female-led movies. The discussion of how Hollywood treats women is too deep and difficult a concept to delve […]

THE DILUTION OF EMPOWERMENT

Kelli Slogan | Contributor Many self-proclaimed feminists today preach empowerment, and encourage women to enable themselves through means that would traditionally be considered degrading. By reclaiming the power of said tools in a new light, for example, by wearing makeup or revealing clothes, enhancing physical features through plastic surgery and performing distinctly “feminine” acts, they […]