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To all women: Thank you

A good rule of thumb would be to not say anything you wouldn’t say to a woman in your family, but an uncomfortable amount of people say these horrible things, even to those women closest to them.

Matthew Wallace | Staff Writer

Physics department looks to add female faculty

In the 13 years that Mark Alford has been the chair of Washington University’s physics department, few women have held a tenured or tenure-track professorship. Currently, that number is zero.

| Senior News Editor

Women: are we human… or are we objects?

The other day, some friends and I were indulging in the shallow yet ever-intriguing topic of attractive celebrities. As the girls at the table listed off attractive older male movie stars (George Clooney, Hugh Grant, Tom Cruise, etc.), I was surprised to find that my male friends failed to name even one older female celebrity who they found attractive.

Hannah Lacava | Class 2017

Fraud alert: I am not a woman

“Women aren’t women anymore,” at least according to Suzanne Venker. In a Fox News article not-so-subtly titled “The War on Men,” Venker argues that women “have been raised to think of men as the enemy.

Editorial Cartoon

Women in politics

Tuesday, Nov. 8, Missouri will hold special elections in four districts. Nine candidates are running, among them, four are women. In the most recent Student Union elections on our campus, women nearly achieved parity: Women secured four of the 10 Treasury positions and three of the eight College of Arts & Sciences Senator positions.

| Scene Reporter

‘The Vagina Monologues’ challenges social norms

By presenting dramatic, emotional, humorous and honest accounts of real women across the globe, the actors in Vagina Monologues hope to encourage audience members to have more open conversations about female sexuality and to feel secure enough in their own sexualities to speak about sex and vaginas in an honest, and even celebratory, way.

| Senior Scene Editor

Breaking down gender barriers as WU’s first female ROTC battalion commander

Senior Rachel Atkins has challenged the male dominated Army establishment with her appointment to cadet battalion commander for Washington University’s Army Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC). Atkins is the first female to attain the rank in the Gateway Battalion’s history.

| Scene Assignment Editor

Hands-on learning expands into St. Louis

The Women, Gender and Sexuality Studies Department (WGSS) is expanding its course offerings to include many more community-based learning classes.
Although service-learning classes are offered in many different areas through all of Washington University’s schools, WGSS is specifically institutionalizing community-based learning in its curriculum.

| News Editor

Top 10 spring 2010 trends for women

Good news, everyone: You don’t have to wait until spring to begin shopping for this season’s most coveted items. Here’s a countdown to this spring’s number one fashion trend:

| Scene Fashion Columnist