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Janelle Monae’s new song empowers women

Janelle Monae’s new song empowers women

April 29, 2018

Janelle Monae’s new music video, “PYNK,” paints a radically queer and black sci-fi landscape. A...

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

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

Hunter McKenzie, Culture Columnist

April 19, 2018

Filed under Arts, Culture, Editor's Picks, Reviews

If you enjoy feminist perspectives and John Cena butt chugging beer, “Blockers” might be the fil...

Drag scene redefining femininity

Lilly Sharp

March 8, 2018

Filed under Opinion

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 I could relate to. The Vixen, a drag queen from Chicago, described drag as “the male interpretation of female empowerment” in the...

Feminism has to transcend generational differences

Feminism has to transcend generational differences

January 26, 2018

While watching the Golden Globe Awards with my parents, I noticed something interesting. As I cheered on Seth...

Female artists speak up and make an impact in 2017

Female artists speak up and make an impact in 2017

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...

Western feminism has it wrong

Western feminism has it wrong

James Simpson

March 30, 2017

Filed under Opinion

There have been tremendous strides made in the realm of gender equality and women’s rights over the...

Girl group gets in gear for Burlington

Greta Bjornson

February 17, 2016

Filed under Arts, Previews

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 touring to promote their third album, “Love Yes,” which will be released Feb. 19 with Carpark records. The three si...

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

January 27, 2016

Filed under Life

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 man who approached them at an October tabling event was offended by the name. She said the man was aggressive toward the club ...

Feminist teaches history of the ‘F-word’

Jackie Morris

April 7, 2015

Filed under Campus Life, Life

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 activist, Laci Green.  “I thought it was awesome," first-year Julia Blanding said. “I think it proved wrong a lot of...

On the ‘Fifty Shades’ movement

February 24, 2015

Filed under Opinion, Opinion Editorials

This weekend, while tuned in to National Public Radio, I listened to a discussion regarding the immense cinematic success of “Fifty Shades of Grey”.As of this writing, the movie has grossed around $400 million worldwide, according to USA Today.The NPR discussion focused on what this means for American popular culture rega...

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