Feminism isn’t a dirty wordBy Kaitlyn Duchien | Contributor Feminism is a dirty word that carries negative connotations. Feminists are man-haters. Feminists don’t wear bras in public. Feminists aren’t grateful for the privileges they already have as women in society. At least, that’s what many assume about feminism. In reality, feminism […]
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Women should fight for their right to truthBy Becca VanHorne | Contributor When I was in ninth grade, a male peer told me I was “not hot enough to rape.” Not only was this statement crude and hurtful, it also communicated a false truth about me. Sexism is an act of […]
My rights are safe—but who fights for men?By Kait Bedel | Contributor In light of the recent women’s marches, I’ve heard a lot of talk about the equality between men and women. I’m constantly told that this country treats women so poorly. But honestly, I feel many feminist activists today take for […]
Female leads in action movies matterBy Hannah Schaefer | Contributor I expected a lot of things from “Star Wars: The Force Awakens,” but I did not expect to cry. So I was surprised by the tears in my eyes when Rey used the Force to pull the lightsaber from the […]
Considering crappy clothesBy Kathryn Kroeker | Contributor It’s after hours at the mall. The store is dark; the only light is from the neon exit sign. Fabric rustles. In the baby corner, a fuzzy pink onesie shifts nervously. Across the aisle, designer heels shuffle farther into their boxes. You could cut […]
Are our gender discussions alienating men?By Malaina Yoder | Contributor “Awesome. Yet another guilt-trip chapel.” My friend’s comment at the beginning of Wednesday’s chapel wasn’t the only one of its kind. If you didn’t come to chapel and didn’t hear about it afterward, Suzanne Burden, author of “Reclaiming Eve,” spoke […]
Feminism is a hot topic on campus, but one editorialist argues there’s no need for heated debate. Defining the goals of feminism would allow women and men to stand behind the equality-driven movement.
Taylor seeks to dispel the negative connotations of the word “feminism” with a discussion on gender roles. A faculty panel will discuss how the ideas of faith and feminism and how the two concepts intertwine.