The Vermont Cynic

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...

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


Filed under Arts, Arts Regular

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 revisited her words on the need for women to build creative spaces of their own often in the past...

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 past several decades in the western world. Today, men and women are equal under the law. American women are among the freest, most well educated and most self-determining women on the planet...

Gender dynamic affects academic pursuits

Gender dynamic affects academic pursuits

Katie Lazarus

February 10, 2017


Filed under Opinion

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 got a male professor for a creative writing class, and I’d really like the female professor ins...

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...

Ke$ha’s story highlights a sad truth

Anna Power

March 18, 2016


Filed under Life

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, according UVM’s 2015 Annual Security report Women are encouraged to speak up about these trauma...

Exposing  the sexual double standard 

<p>Exposing  the sexual double standard </p>

Anna Power

February 24, 2016


Filed under Campus Life, Life

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 Susan Sprecher of Illinois State University have shown that “both men and women considered casua...

‘Star Wars’ breeds sexism

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February 2, 2016


Filed under Life

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 ass. The film has been seen as a triumph for feminism. Finally, a film where the female lead does...

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