Girl squads offer support, guidance

I've never really cared much about having girl friends. I was always around my older brothers and their friends, or my three boy cousins. I never really got along with girls, and I was never interested in all the drama that came with it — which is still true. Sure, I had a couple of close girl … [Read more...]

Hillary Clinton first female on major party ticket

It first happened in 1872, but not without controversy, when Victoria Woodhull became the first female to run for president of the United States. It took almost another 140 years for a female to reach the top of a major party presidential ticket and to become the first female at the top of a major … [Read more...]

A woman’s purpose is not defined by a man

We teach girls to shrink themselves, to make themselves smaller. We say to girls, "You can have ambition, but not too much. You should aim to be successful, but not too successful, otherwise you will threaten men.”I am expected to aspire to marriage; I am expected to make my life decisions based on … [Read more...]

Yes I am a feminist

Yes, I am a feminist. No, I do not detest men, but I simply do not want to live in a world where women are constantly oppressed and denied even the most basic rights. We live in a world where women face thinly disguised misogyny in their everyday lives. Let us get things straight: feminism is … [Read more...]

Womens sports focus of new book

REVIEW Many Beginnings: A History of Women in Sports at Midwestern State University by Sherry Ann Gill Gillespie with Karen K. Rogers explores the account of women’s athletics since the start of the university. It takes you year by year through the decades and provides a play-by-play of each … [Read more...]

Women’s and gender studies minor to be official in the fall

History is in the making at MSU with its first female president, Suzanne Shipley, waiting to take the helm Aug. 8, and starting in the fall, students will be able declare a minor in women’s and gender studies. Of the 29 member institutions on the Council of Public Liberal Arts Colleges, 24 have … [Read more...]

We should all be feminists

The above title for this column was taken from a TED talk given by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, a renowned author and writer who many have heard speaking in Beyoncé's "Flawless," but few know. I am mostly drawn to her because she is a Nigerian woman like myself, who until she was 19 had not lived in … [Read more...]