The Parthenon

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Editorial

March 24, 2015


Filed under OPINION

The word “flawless” is arguably one of the most important in today’s popular culture. It has transitioned from a term simply expressing something without fault to an empowering declaration of personal strength and confidence. In a regular column about the effects of language on contemporary soc...

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...

Why I am rejecting the term “white feminism”

Jocelyn Gibson, Managing Editor

February 18, 2015


Filed under COLUMN, OPINION

An idea persists among many modern feminists that mainstream feminism is “white feminism.” That is, it isn’t meant to help anyone other than white middle and upper class women. I firmly reject the term “white feminism.” I reject the term not because I think feminism as it stands is successful ...