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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...

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...

Skepticism about film’s ‘year of women’


April 21, 2015

National Association of Theatre Owners President and CEO John Fithian declared 2015 as a progressive year for women in the film industry Tuesday at CinemaCon. “2015 will rock at the box office because it will be the year of women,” Fithian said to exhibitors at the conference. Fithian’s claim is unu...

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...

Women won’t vote for Clinton just because she’s a woman


April 13, 2015

Hillary Clinton officially announced that she is running for president Sunday with a YouTube video posted on her website and Twitter. Clinton went very broad with her appeal in the video, featuring single moms, immigrants, a gay couple, young college graduates, older retirees and new families, pretty...

Save it for the campaign


April 12, 2015

Hillary Clinton announced her 2016 presidential campaign Sunday and (surprise!) the backlash and criticism started rolling in within hours. Potential opponents to Hilary, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) and former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush took to Twitter to express their lack of faith in Clinton as a president...

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...

Tweet a joke, the trolls shall come

Tweet a joke, the trolls shall come

Megan Osborne, Life! Editor

April 6, 2015

I decided to book myself a hair appointment the other day. I noticed on the lovely user-friendly service selection application the salon uses that a “women’s cut and style” was $30 and a “men’s cut” was $15. And I thought “Aw man, all I really want is a trim.” For the record, I totally understan...

#FreeTheNipple until we don’t have to think about it anymore

The #FreeTheNipple movement gets plenty of tags on Twitter, even having its own account and several other accounts, like i-D magazine, devoting many posts to #FreeTheNipple promotion.


April 5, 2015

It started in Iceland most recently, but #FreeTheNipple has come to America and attracted some celebrities to its cause all for the sake of a 17-year-old girl who hoped to start a revolution and desexualize women’s breasts. The movement has been around for awhile, but the Icelandic teenager brought ...

Scolding sexuality

Scolding sexuality

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

April 1, 2015

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...

Disrespect us? No they won’t: A feminist analysis of Meghan Trainor lyrics

Disrespect us? No they won't: A feminist analysis of Meghan Trainor lyrics

Codi Mohr, Executive Editor

March 31, 2015

Meghan Trainor is an overnight superstar. In her breakout song “All About That Bass,” Trainor gives a doo-wop inspired tribute to vintage sounds and big butts. The bubblegum pop track went on to top 58 international charts, sell more than 6 million copies and Grammy nominations for both Record and...

Society: Won’t accept the hairy reality, won’t stand for airbrushing


March 30, 2015

Clothing company American Apparel cannot stay away from controversy, especially when it comes to the depiction of female bodies. The company’s Valentine’s Day lingerie display in New York in 2014 pushed limits by using mannequins with visible nipples and pubic hair. Not unsurprisingly, people were n...