‘Reshape how we see beauty’

Picture this: You are watching TV with your friends or significant other and a Victoria's Secret commercial pops up on the screen. You can't help but notice how beautiful the girls modeling underwear and lingerie are, but you also feel insecure and fold your arms on your belly. This is how many of … [Read more...]

Increase in reported sexual assault, harassment for fall 2017

With recent global efforts to support those victimized by sexual harassment and/or assault, the #metoo campaign has given victims the motivation to tell their story. The latest Golden Globes awards saw a sea of black attire amongst those who attended the show to represent the epidemic of sexual … [Read more...]

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...]

Title IX continues women’s fight for gender equality

When Hilary Clinton was nominated as the presidential candidate for the Democratic party, she tore down yet another wall in women’s long held fight for gender equality being the first female to ever be elected the presidential candidate for any major party.“We have come so far in gender equality. … [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...]

The other f-word

College is typically a time for 20-somethings to explore their identity and venture out of their comfort zone and try new things. I took this time as a chance to explore some new ideologies. Prior to coming to Midwestern I hadn’t really thought much of feminism, only what society wanted me to … [Read more...]