The Parthenon

#Feminist Thursday: It’s not an isolated incident

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

November 19, 2015

  No one wants to say it, but we have a white male violence problem in America and until we acknowledge it, it’s not going anywhere. According to a report by the Wall Street Journal, America leads the world in mass shootings, and middle-class white men perpetrate most of those shootings....

#FeministThursday: We’re finally making progress with prostitution

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

November 5, 2015

The Huntington Police Department announced Thursday a new program to combat prostitution in the city and for once, the plan is to target the johns. Beginning Thursday, an electronic billboard at 20th Street and Third Avenue began posting signs to warn prospective customers of prostitutes their pictures...

#FeministThursday: Not what you think a feminist looks like

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

October 29, 2015

  I’m a feminist, but I’m also kind of a traditionalist. The term “feminist” conjures up in the minds of most an image of a hairy, independent woman who is single and abrasive and has a lot of cats. And let’s be real, I am a lot of those things, but it is not readily apparent because...

Confessions: I’m a yes-(wo)man

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

October 21, 2015

  Saying “no” may not seem like a feminist issue on the surface, but give me a chance to explain and I think it will become clearer. Women are socially conditioned to be complacent, doormats, if you will. The amount of guilt I feel when I tell someone “no” for whatever reason is a...

Addressing white privilege… AGAIN.

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

October 15, 2015

  Let me begin by saying white privilege most certainly exists. There are other types of privilege and discrimination that people encounter, which has no bearing on the existence of white privilege. If you are a white Appalachian born into a generational cycle of poverty, you may be under...

We aren’t screwed up, but we could be better

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

September 30, 2015

We probably don’t think about it much on a day-to-day basis, but the way we were socialized as children may have had a negative impact on our ability to assert ourselves and understand issues of consent. Raise you hand if you were made to hug relatives or family friends as a small child even when...

Feminist Thursday

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

September 9, 2015

I joined a feminist group on Facebook. I know, Facebook was my first mistake, but I am always looking for ways to connect with other like-minded people and I thought this would be a good way. However, after a couple of weeks, I started to notice that the group can get very hostile and there are various...

Feminism is not a dirty word

Jocelyn Gibson

September 2, 2015

Feminism is a misunderstood term. So many people are against the movement, and only a minority of those against it knows what being a feminist means. Many more agree with the values of feminism, but believe sternly they are not one. This column aims to clear some of that ambiguity up. First, it is...

#FeministThursday: Ignoring race isn’t the answer

Jocelyn Gibson, Executive Editor

July 15, 2015

Refusing to talk about race DOES NOT EQUAL the end of racism. I do not presume to know what it means to be a black woman in America, because I haven’t had those experiences. It is also not my place to tell any person how they should react to harassment or criticism aimed at them because of race, gend...

A revolution of my pits

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

April 23, 2015

Of all the things I have made a conscious effort to change in my life, the evolution (or more accurately revolution) of my armpits has been the most profound. When I first decided I needed to do something about my environmental impact and the application of chemicals to my body — conventional deo...

Food guilt, different perspectives

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

April 15, 2015

I have been meaning to write about food guilt for a couple of weeks now, but after attending the hunger event on campus Wednesday, I starting thinking about food guilt in entirely different ways. The original column I had planned to write focused on the ideas of body- and food-shaming and how we sho...

Campus controversy and biased news

Campus controversy and biased news

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

April 8, 2015

Controversy creeps up on campus in the most interesting ways sometimes. All it took was a poster about privilege in the freshman dorm hung by the resident adviser of that floor to get an entire article on the Campus Reform website denouncing the poster and its creator. Because this is a feminist-themed c...