SHE’S THE FIRST, AND SHE NEEDS YOU

Kelli Slogan | Contributor “I am a girl, and I am better than you think, sturdier than I look, smarter than you know, braver than I show, and stronger than you believe.” – Deepa, a scholar supported by She’s the First As intersectional feminists, we know two of the most crucial factors to achieve our […]

WOMEN STILL HAVE TO BATTLE SEXISM AT THE 2018 OLYMPICS

Sidney Walter | Contributor In the wake of the sexual abuse scandal surrounding Larry Nassar and the US gymnastics team, it is clear that too many of our current institutions neglect the responsibility of protecting and supporting young women. This year’s Olympic Games in Pyeongchang were no exception.  Whether it be the abhorrent abuse of […]

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 […]