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Protecting Vermont reproductive rights

Protecting Vermont reproductive rights

Tulley Hescock, Staff Writer October 14, 2020

Currently, Vermont has some of the most unrestricted abortion laws in the country.  After Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died in September, reproductive rights have been at the forefront...

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Pussy hats unite women, but ignore intersectionality

Gabby Lescadre February 3, 2019

Power to the pussy is a great mantra — just not for the entire feminist movement. For a sex that is predisposed to oppression at birth and whose sexual anatomy is a synonym for weakness, turning the...

Guerrilla Girls UNMASKED: Donna Kaz

Amanda Martino, Multimedia Reporter November 5, 2018

The undercover feminist group the Guerrilla Girls formed in 1985 and has since been fighting against racism and sexism in the arts. Donna Kaz put down the mask and gave a talk to the Burlington community...

Janelle Monae’s new song empowers women

Janelle Monae’s new song empowers women

Kim Henry April 29, 2018

Janelle Monae’s new music video, “PYNK,” paints a radically queer and black sci-fi landscape. And the way things are going right now, I want to jump in the painting with her. For many black, femme...

Review: “Blockers” falls flat on plot, brings feminism

Review: “Blockers” falls flat on plot, brings feminism

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist April 19, 2018

If you enjoy feminist perspectives and John Cena butt chugging beer, “Blockers” might be the film for you. “Blockers” stars Leslie Mann, John Cena and Ike Barinholtz, and follows three parents...

Drag scene redefining femininity

Lilly Sharp March 8, 2018

Growing up it was hard for me to find a relatable female role model. I wasn’t raised to be stereotypically feminine. It wasn’t until I found the world of drag that I found “female” role models...

Feminism has to transcend generational differences

Feminism has to transcend generational differences

Mills Sparkman January 26, 2018

While watching the Golden Globe Awards with my parents, I noticed something interesting. As I cheered on Seth Meyers and his jokes skewering Harvey Weinstein, Woody Allen and other male celebrities accused...

Female artists speak up and make an impact in 2017

Female artists speak up and make an impact in 2017

Bridget Higdon, Assistant Arts Editor December 13, 2017

I bought my hardcover copy of Virginia Woolf’s essay “A Room of One’s Own” in the basement of a New York City bookstore almost three years ago. It now sits on my desk in my dorm room. I have...

Western feminism has it wrong

Western feminism has it wrong

James Simpson March 30, 2017

There have been tremendous strides made in the realm of gender equality and women’s rights over the past several decades in the western world. Today, men and women are equal under the law. American...

Girl group gets in gear for Burlington

Greta Bjornson February 17, 2016

Sisterhood is a source of power for one Brooklyn-based band. The four women who make up TEEN are set to perform in Burlington Feb. 25 at Signal Kitchen. The alternative rock band is currently...

C.U.N.T.S: Why do we need feminism?

January 27, 2016

According to UVM’s feminist club, CUNTs, its name has been a source of controversy.Stevie Hunter, a sophomore and co-leader of College Undergraduates Not Tolerating Sexism, shortened to CUNTS, said a...

Feminist teaches history of the ‘F-word’

Jackie Morris April 8, 2015

UVM welcomed an internet celebrity to discuss feminism and sex education March 31. Members of the UVM and Burlington community gathered in the Grand Maple Ballroom to hear feminist and sex education...

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