The Parthenon

Scolding sexuality

Scolding sexuality

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

April 1, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

We send children so many mixed messages about sex and sexuality, and then we scold them for what are essentially our own shortcomings. Children are naturally curious about sex. Adults may not want to admit it, but sex is a normal part of life and children are going to realize that early on whether t...

10 women throughout history who have inspired my life and the way I live it

10 women throughout history who have inspired my life and the way I live it

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

March 12, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

It’s all women all the time in this column, but in honor of Women’s History Month, I am searching deep inside my soul to come up with a list of 10 influential women in history who have made the most difference in my life through their contributions to society. 1. Elizabeth I Every since I first read he...

I’m a woman and I’m sorry (not sorry)

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

March 4, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

I’m sorry. I think I noticed something about language and gender. Women use language much more timidly than men, don’t you think? Maybe I’m wrong. Seriously, how many times a day do we hear a woman say, “I’m sorry,” and then start to speak? Almost every time a woman opens her mouth there i...

If you call yourself a feminist, watch the gendered insults

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

February 26, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, FEMINIST THURSDAY, OPINION

Terms like “mansplaining,” “manterrupting” and “brocreate” offend me on the same level as saying someone does something “like a girl.” These words become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Feminists have spent ample time challenging the phrase “like a girl” with social media campaigns...