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Women in politics: Barbara Rachelson speaks to sexism in Vermont legislature

Women in politics: Barbara Rachelson speaks to sexism in Vermont legislature

Tulley Hescock, Features Editor March 17, 2021

For the past seven years, Barbara Rachelson, has represented parts of the UVM community in the Vermont legislature.  Rachelson represents the Chittenden 6-6 district in the Vermont House of Representatives,...

Girls aren't ruining anime, men are

Girls aren’t ruining anime, men are

Gabby Felitto, Opinion Editor March 4, 2021

“You like anime? I bet you can’t name 5.”  “You haven't watched "One Piece" or "Dragon Ball Z?" Nah, you’re not a real anime fan.”  “Oh, you like “Attack on Titan,” bet you only...

Scientist’s story reveals sexism in field

Lindsey Imhoff, Staff Writer December 8, 2018

“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...

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...

Gender dynamic affects academic pursuits

Gender dynamic affects academic pursuits

Katie Lazarus February 10, 2017

Has sexism become a legitimate reason for a course change? Sexism in professionalism exists at UVM and is evident through some reasons that a student had for her choice of professor. “I’ve...

Pack the Gut challenge fights gender bias

Pack the Gut challenge fights gender bias

Letter to the Editor February 1, 2017

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...

‘Star Wars’ breeds sexism

‘Star Wars’ breeds sexism

February 2, 2016

Is Princess Leia too old for her buns?So much progress has been made in “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Daisy Ridley plays Rey, an aspiring pilot for the resistance who ends up kicking Kylo Ren’s...

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