The Vermont Cynic

Let’s fix the trend of genderless kids’ names

Erin Powell

February 1, 2019


Filed under Opinion

I absolutely hate boy names on girls. I'm filled with rage when I hear of girls named James, Elliot or Tyler. I don’t think it’s cute: I think it's misogynistic. I’d have no problem with parents giving their daughters boy names if they also did it the other way around. Girls with masculine n...

Scientist’s story reveals sexism in field

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer

December 8, 2018


Filed under Culture, Life

“I thought I couldn’t do what I wanted to do in life, which was be a scientist, because I wasn’t good at school,” Donna Toufexis, associate professor of biobehavioral psychology, said. This semester, Toufexis is teaching Women in Science, a sophomore Honors College seminar, for her third ti...

Call out gender bias issue

Call out gender bias issue

Staff Editorial

April 18, 2018


Filed under Opinion, Staff Editorial

This week, a discrimination lawsuit four years in the making is finally going to trial. Cindy Ruescher, former UVM Enterprise Technology Services employee, accused the University of gender discrimination, creating a hostile workplace and firing her for complaining of discrimination issues. The cou...

Pack the Gut challenge fights gender bias

Pack the Gut challenge fights gender bias

Letter to the Editor

February 1, 2017


Filed under Letter to the Editor, Opinion

Dear Editor, Have you gone to a hockey, soccer or a basketball game at UVM? Have you ever gone to a professional or World Cup game? Now that I have your attention, what was your immediate assumption as you considered the question? Were you thinking about a men’s or a women’s game? Wh...

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