Proposed Senate Bill Targets Sexual Assault on College Campuses

On Wednesday, a bipartisan bill was introduced in the Senate to help combat sexual assault on college campuses. It’s called the Campus Accountability and Safety Act, and it was introduced by Senators McCaskill (D-MO) and Gillibrand (D-NY). The issue has been receiving increased attention from lawmakers after the Obama Administration created a task force to […]

The (Lack of) Diversity in Silicon Valley

Silicon Valley has a major diversity problem. While this information is in no way shocking, it has recently been corroborated by data released by (some of) the companies in question. Until this May, most Silicon Valley tech giants were not in the business of releasing their EEO-1 reports detailing staff diversity numbers. When journalists filed […]

Church of England Votes to Allow Female Bishops

In a historic decision, the Church of England’s General Synod voted Monday to allow women to serve as bishops. The General Synod is the governing body which meets twice or thrice yearly to discuss and decide matters of great importance to the Church of England. In order for any measure to pass, a two-thirds majority […]

Legislation Introduced to Reverse Supreme Court Decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby

The Obama Administration is not pleased with the Supreme Court’s decision in the cases of Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and Burwell v. Conestoga Wood Specialties Corp.  In a statement delivered July 30th, White House Press Secretary Josh Earnest said, “The problem is that the Institute of Medicine says that women should have access […]

A Feminist on the Men’s Rights Movement

Some of the quotes and claims that have surfaced from the First International Conference on Men’s Issues  are so ridiculous as to be laughable. Upon realizing those speaking are completely serious, the humor fades to a sickening feeling that humanity is doomed. Take Canadian Senator Anne Cools, who apparently believes the patriarchy is some elaborate […]

Female Empowerment and Ad Campaigns

I hate ads with a passion. My normal response to any annoying pop-up that dares to cross my line of vision is a spiteful promise never to buy the product in question. Ads are bright, flashy, corny, and … feminist? Perhaps feminist isn’t quite the right word for the recent slew of ads targeted at […]

The Racer: An Interview With Record-holding Roller Coaster Enthusiast Don Helbig

Recently, I had the privilege of speaking with Don Helbig, a roller coaster enthusiast who has ridden King’s Island’s the Racer over 12,000 times. Amongst many things, we chatted about the specifics of his world record, meeting lifelong friends, and the significance of seat 51. He is the current Public Relations Area Manager for Kings […]

The Case against Dress Codes

The fashion police have been cracking the whip in schools across America. Even though school’s out for the summer, debate still rages on regarding controversial changes to many dress codes.  Middle school girls in Evanston, Illinois protested a ban on leggings by wearing them anyways. They also gathered more than 500 signatures on a petition […]

Are Celebrities Helping or Harming the Feminist Movement?

One of the best indicators of popularity in the teenage girl kingdom is a spot on the “trending” page of Wanelo. For those familiar, it is generally a mecca of pop-culture referencing t-shirts, sexy two piece bathing suits, tribal print sunglasses, and all things TFIOS. The trending page is no stranger to black sleeveless tank […]

Maleficent: Penitence for the Past, Rip-off of Frozen

**Warning: Major Spoilers Throughout**             As the movie’s name would suggest, Maleficent focuses on the eponymous character played by Angelina Jolie. The story is touted as a remake of the 1959 Sleeping Beauty, with a poster proclaiming, “Don’t believe the fairy tale.” Disney seems to put a large emphasis on […]