Our modern day Icarus: Girlbossing a little too close to the sun

What started as a seemingly harmless term of women’s empowerment in the field of business has turned into a phrase facetiously used to describe a woman doing literally anything in the name of femininity.

| Senior Cadenza Editor

Feminist writer and activist Jessica Valenti discusses feminism, gender-based violence

Prominent feminist writer and activist Jessica Valenti spoke on feminism, rape culture and sexual harassment in Graham Chapel April 9.

| Staff Reporter

‘Blank Monologues’ to stage performances in Holmes Lounge

“The Blank Monologues,” previously called “The Vagina Monologues,” will be staging performances on Friday and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. in Holmes Lounge.

Curran Neenan | News Editor

Why ‘f— men’ culture isn’t helping: A feminist perspective

As an alternative to “f— men”, I suggest the term “f— the patriarchal systems that have oppressed women for generations,” or for simplicity’s sake “f— the patriarchy.”

Lauren Alley | Senior Forum Editor

A guide for men on how to be better feminists

This is for men who recognize that being a decent human is equal to being a feminist but who still need advice on how to become a better one, beyond marching in pink hats.

Matthew Wallace | Staff Writer

Undefined: A conversation with Susan Bennet

Susan Bennet, a St. Louis-based freelance photographer and blogger, decided to do something after she found herself reading a sexist article.

| Staff Writer

The F-Files: What to tell those who aren’t feminists

If you’re like me—which means you’re uncomfortable and awkward in social situations—you probably know how difficult it is to come up with a good comeback during conversation. This is most frustrating when the conversation actually matters—when someone is attacking a subject dear to your heart and you cannot, for the life of you, come up with a counterargument.

| Staff Writer

The F-Files: A conversation with the lone woman on Student Union Exec

A conversation with Amelia Fong, the newly elected Vice President of Public Relations for Student Union executive board.

| Staff Writer

The F-files: Is makeup oppressive or empowering?

I will always be the first to admit that I absolutely love makeup. When I was younger and had more time to waste, I would play with colors and contours until nearly half of my face was covered with eyeliner. I have far too many embarrassing photos of myself attempting (and failing) to look like Kesha and Lady Gaga.

| Contributing Writer

Modern chivalry versus modern sexism

My mother taught me a few things about the way a man should treat me. He should hold the door open and always let me go first. If he walks in front of you as the waitress takes you to the table, that’s how you know a relationship is doomed.

| Contributing Writer

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