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To ride on the witch’s broomstick

To ride on the witch’s broomstick

Mackenzie Murtaugh, Opinions Editor

November 12, 2018

Bad witches, akin to the Wicked Witch of the West and the Sanderson Sisters, presented a real threat my adolescent years. Was the vile, green woman going to come down upon my house and threaten my life over an ugly pair of shoes, or was I going to be forced to play friendly with those three godless and c...

Most recent Women’s March focuses on marching to the polls

Most recent Women’s March focuses on marching to the polls

Xavier Ortega, Photo Editor

October 15, 2018

Women's March Chicago returned to Grant Park for another rally and march on Saturday. The march comes just weeks before midterm elections, so organizers are focusing on encouraging people to vote. "As the assault on both women's rights and democracy continues in this country, women and allies are...

Commentary: Female celebrities mixed in response to feminism

Commentary: Female celebrities mixed in response to feminism

Mandy Durose

June 27, 2015

“To be or not to be, that is the question”… when discussing feminism. Most of our information on the topic comes from the media, specifically female celebrities proudly stating their stance while adorned in Zac Posen gowns on the red carpet or dismissing the idea entirely in an exclusive magazine interview. Either way, the public is hearing mixed responses from the females leading...

Carceral feminism and the flaws of punishment-based policy

Carceral feminism and the flaws of punishment-based policy

Kevin Gross

May 10, 2015

When a young woman is followed and assaulted on the street, the standard actions are simple: call the authorities, notify the police. Read More »...

Feminism continues to be misunderstood

Feminism continues to be misunderstood

Sam Schwindt

April 12, 2015

Feminism is dying, and it’s our job — the job of men and women — to revive it. Read More »...

The fight to raise sexual assault awareness at DePaul

Kristina Pouliot

March 15, 2015

As the Honors Student Government liaison to the Student Government Association (SGA), I have had the unique experience of observing this group of student leaders from a somewhat detached perspective. On March 5, I was present for the SGA meeting at which a resolution was presented. This resolution, originally...

Embracing female nudity via Herself.com

Embracing female nudity via Herself.com

Jen DePoorter

January 25, 2015

Star of CW’s “Reign,” Australian actress Caitlin Stasey launched the feminist website Herself.com, where women pose nude and tell their stories. Stasey sought to create a place where women could unapologetically be themselves and bare all. Read More »...

Catcalling and the objectification of women

Catcalling and the objectification of women

Heather Slawny

November 16, 2014

A surprisingly large number of people touted similar reactions to the creator of the YouTube channel Red Pill Philosophy, who recently spoke about a video posted last week, unveiling the seriousness of street harassment, or catcalling, and its prevalence in women’s lives. “I just want to ...

Feminists speak of shared history of different movements in ‘Lessons in Self-Defense’ event at DePaul

Danielle Harris

October 19, 2014

In light of Domestic Violence Awareness Month, DePaul hosted “Lessons in Self-Defense: Women’s Prisons, Gendered Violence, and Antiracist Feminisms in the 1970s and ’80s” on Oct. 16. Read More »...

Breaking barriers: Favianna Rodriguez sheds light on slut phobia, gender equality

Breaking barriers: Favianna Rodriguez sheds light on slut phobia, gender equality

Parker Asmann

October 12, 2014

With her head barely peaking over the podium, Favianna Rodriguez waited eagerly for students and faculty to pile into the first floor of the Student Center on Thursday afternoon. She took the audience on a roller coaster of uncomfortable discussions surrounding topics of slut phobia, gender equality, ...

Emma Watson misses mark

Emma Watson misses mark

Clarissa Dallman

October 5, 2014

From 'He for She' to 'All for All' More than a week has passed since Emma Watson gave her speech on feminism at the United Nations Conference, but it continues to spark conversations globally. As the new U.N. Women Goodwill Ambassador, Watson delivered a lesson in feminism to her worldwide audience a...

DePaul students should be required to take women’s and gender studies classes

Erin Yarnall

May 27, 2014

Feminism means that women are going to kill men and take over the world, right? It means that all women will turn into lesbians, right? The primary feminist concern is if their date will go Dutch or not, right? Absolutely wrong. Feminism is simply the belief that people should be equal politi...

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