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No love for women fishing for women

No love for women fishing for women

By Alexa Bakalarski / Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Campus, News, Sex Edition 2016, Specials, Tech Science, Top Stories

When Estizer Smith logged into her dating accounts, she expected coffee date invites from other women. But instead, her inbox was filled with men — more specifically, men asking her for threesomes. Smith, a bisexual senior at Pitt, used Tinder for a year and Bumble for eight months before growing tir...

Trans students outsourcing for healthcare

Trans students outsourcing for healthcare

By Josh Ye / Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Administration, Campus, City, Health, News, Sex Edition 2016, Specials

Rather than get trans health care on campus, Pitt students travel to Edgewood Every morning and night, Summer Wright takes two pills. The first is her daily dose of estrogen. The second blocks the testosterone her body produces. When her insurance plan expires in a few months, Wright, a transgender woman and...

Support Arab women

Support Arab women

By Marlo Safi / Assistant Opinions Editor

February 12, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sex Edition 2016, Specials

At 19, I only have a faint recollection of the sexism that imbued my traditional, Syrian upbringing. I was never hit, stoned or raped. My father never forced me to swathe myself in a black Niqab. I was fortunate enough to have a Syrian mother who knew her worth and taught me mine — and who raised...

Embrace pronouns and each other

Embrace pronouns and each other

By Alyssa Lieberman / Columnist

February 12, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sex Edition 2016, Specials

Skimming over the syllabus in my gender studies class, I noticed something new amid the usual blocks of deadlines and grading policies — a paragraph on gender-neutral pronouns. I was happily surprised to see the emphasis on gender-neutral pronouns, which are often they/them/theirs pronouns, especially in light o...

New Barbies promote positive self-image

By Kirsten Wong / Columnist

February 12, 2016


Filed under Columns, Opinions, Sex Edition 2016, Specials

Girls around the world wanted to look like Barbie. Now, Barbie looks like us. Last week, Mattel Inc. announced that Barbie’s reinvention will come out with an entirely new look — one that includes three new body types and seven different skin tones. The iconic doll’s makeover comes after dec...

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