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It’s time to check “virginity checks”

Paige Sheppard November 21, 2019

Patriarchal double standards are as real as virginity is a myth. Not only are women criticized and shamed for being sexually active before marriage, but sexually active men are often praised for it. Unfortunately,...

Julie Buisson of France (left) and Jane Cody of Maryland (right) hand out hats as part of the Pussyhat Project at the Womens March. Photo by Lu Gerdemann.

Pink hats make statement in March on Washington

January 22, 2017

Thousands marched on Jan. 21, 2017 to ensure that the rights of women do not regress. In a sea of people, pink hats were spotted almost everywhere. An organization called "The Pussycat Project" was created...

Gender gap big problem in sports

February 12, 2015

Whether or not Los Angeles Clippers player Chris Paul was insulting the gender of female referee Lauren Holtkamp on Feb. 5 is debatable. What is not debatable is the blatant sexism occurring in American...

Editorial: University of Illinois reveals racism, sexism

January 29, 2014

Sunday night, students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign turned to racist, sexist and threatening remarks aimed at Chancellor Phyllis Wise over their disappointment at the lack of a snow...

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