The Vermont Cynic

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...

Ke$ha’s story highlights a sad truth

Anna Power March 18, 2016

Many women in our society are subjected to physical, sexual and psychological abuse. There were 27 reported rapes on campus in 2014. This is the highest that has been recorded in the previous two years,...

Exposing  the sexual double standard 

Exposing  the sexual double standard 
Anna Power February 24, 2016

Despite progress towards gender equality, there are still many areas where men and women are held to different standards. One such place, even on our own campus, is the bedroom. 2013 studies by...

‘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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