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Poetry event gives women a chance to speak out

A poetry jam event on the Fresno State campus this week shined the light on women – in honor of Women’s History Month. “This is a platform to acknowledge women,” said Clarence Obichere, one of the Fresno State students who ...

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This one-woman show explores fantasy of Hollywood

Toni Weingarten had just graduated from Fresno State in 1977 when she moved to Los Angeles to try to make it in Hollywood. “I was very green. I didn’t have a clue, and it was like ‘Alice in Wonderland,’” Weingarten ...

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‘Dolores’ teaches the fight of the farmworkers hero

Rebel, activist, feminist and mother are some of the characteristics that describe Dolores Huerta. On Sept. 25, the city of Fresno opened the doors to the premiere of a documentary that tells the story of the farmworkers’ heroes. The movie ...

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Celebrities come out of the woodwork for Women’s March

Post-inauguration, millions of people around the world came together to march against President Trump and in support of LGBT rights and organizations such as Planned Parenthood. Among those millions of people were celebrities, and I’ll admit, that as a pop ...

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Inspirational Moment of the Week: Emma Watson discusses university campus sexual assaults at U.N. General Assembly

On Tuesday, HeForShe activist Emma Watson addressed the U.N. General Assembly with a report on the campaign’s 10x10x10 IMPACT which encourages universities to balance the level of gender equality on its campuses. “We know that if you change students experiences ...

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My favorite feminist heroes are suddenly sexist

Dear Madeleine Albright and Gloria Steinem, you have lost your way. For the longest time, you were both icons of equality and feminism. But last week, you let down so many women who had clung to your every word as ...

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Equal pay lawsuit raging

The Women’s Studies Program hosted an event Monday, which featured guest speaker Aileen Rizo, a math consultant at the Fresno County Office of Education, who is pursuing a lawsuit in effort to receive equal pay. The lecture featured Rizo’s story ...

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Reflections on ‘The Hijab Challenge’

For me, walking into a new environment is always the same: I am immediately aware of the preconceived judgments people will have about me because I am a Muslim woman who wears the hijab. 

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Steubenville: The day television news died

Despite it being the job of news outlets to provide the facts, let’s face it: Sometimes they get it wrong. Occasionally, details of a story are mixed up, or a source is accidentally misquoted or the reporters are rushing to get out any information about a breaking story, which later turns out to be false. But in the case of the recent Steubenville rape case that has created a flurry of reports across the country, many major news outlets got it wrong for an entirely different (and much worse) reason.

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The chivalrous not chauvinist

Being a gentleman is something I think is almost completely lost among guys in my generation.

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A studio of their own

Many people think of feminists as being anti-male, whiny or hateful but Fresno State art and design professor Dr. Laura Meyer’s disagrees. “What I think feminism is about is an assertion of women’s humanity, equal rights and a responsibility to express yourself while having full citizenship in the world.”

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Economy falls, slackers rise

Not too long ago, I actually thought slacker dudes had gone the way of the ’90s. But now that the nation is deep in the throes of a hardcore recession, Jay, Silent Bob and Ethan Hawke are back.

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Letter to the editor: Getting the ‘wrong message’

I was actually one of the cast members of this year‘s Vagina Monologues [and when] I read the article “The anger of the V-spots,” [I] realized very quickly, that Daniela Lopez did not understand what the Angry Vagina was talking about, for the most part at least.

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The anger of the V-spots

Apparently, my vagina is angry. I was very clearly informed of its alleged rage last Sunday when I attended the production of “The Vagina Monologues” at the Satellite Student Union.

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Ted Kennedy’s sexist agenda

Except that it isn’t. Some squeaky wheels over at the National Organization of Women don’t like the surviving Kennedy brother. My first reaction was to describe this as them getting their something-in-a-twist until I realized that such a comment would ...

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