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Opinion | “Joker” controversy distracts from real issues

Opinion | “Joker” controversy distracts from real issues

By Genna Edwards, Staff Columnist

October 13, 2019

Violent misogyny and loose gun control affects lives every day, and we need to focus on fixing these problems rather than arguing endlessly over a movie that touches these subjects, but doesn’t have anything of substance to say about them.

Satire | Movies to watch on a first date

Satire | Movies to watch on a first date

By Genna Edwards, For The Pitt News

September 5, 2019

I’ve compiled a selection of films that will clue you in to whether or not your date is a misogynist. He may not think you deserve the right to vote, but how can you figure that out without asking him outright?

Opinion | Preventative sexual assault measures needed on campuses

Opinion | Preventative sexual assault measures needed on campuses

By Genna Edwards, For the Pitt News

August 26, 2019

Following the Ruskin Incident, the overarching safety issue was not, and is still not resolved. The ubiquitous worry remains.

Opinion | Want to break the glass ceiling? Stop focusing on gender

Opinion | Want to break the glass ceiling? Stop focusing on gender

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

July 9, 2019

Focusing on anything other than candidates’ abilities is not only a slap in the face to women who have spent their lives fighting to serve the country, but also hinders our ability to get the best person for the job. 

Editorial | Alyssa Milano’s proposed sex strike isn’t empowering

Editorial | Alyssa Milano’s proposed sex strike isn’t empowering

By Pitt News Editorial Board

May 14, 2019

Though Milano likely has good intentions, a sex strike isn’t an empowering or effective way for women to protest abortion laws.

Opinion | Women’s March fails its principles

Opinion | Women’s March fails its principles

By Ana Altchek, Columnist

January 16, 2019

By eliminating a whole group of women from inclusion in the movement, the Women’s March is unfortunately succumbing to an equally harmful form of discrimination and inequality. No woman can write the story of another and the Women’s March has failed its commitments.

Future Tenant features feminist art in new exhibit

Future Tenant features feminist art in new exhibit

By Jon Kunitsky | Staff Writer

July 10, 2018

A placard awaits guests entering the Future Tenant artist space on Penn Avenue in downtown Pittsburgh. “Through their various forms of artistic expression, [these artists] refuse to give in to the burdens of the male gaze. Instead, they yell back at the catcaller,” it reads, welcoming guests to t...

Column: Mainstream sports rhetoric limits female athletes

Column: Mainstream sports rhetoric limits female athletes

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

June 12, 2018

“You play ball like a girl,” said “Ham” from “The Sandlot,” settling an intense roast battle against the baseball uniform-wearing rich kids with what seems to be the greatest insult one could possibly say to someone in 1962.   But the insult is two-fold. Female athletes face a deep...

#MeToo in the office: pay attention to women

#MeToo in the office: pay attention to women

By Anne Marie Yurik | Columnist

April 10, 2018

My family often sits down together on holidays or birthdays to have dinner — served by the women — at my grandmother's house. After dinner, the table is crowded with leftovers, dirty dishes and empty glasses. The women all stand up from the table to walk around, pick up the dirty dishes and go to t...

Editorial: Justin Baldoni’s feminism is too male-focused

Editorial: Justin Baldoni’s feminism is too male-focused

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 3, 2018

Students passing through the William Pitt Union last week may have noticed a sign announcing a University-sponsored talk with television actor and speaker Justin Baldoni. But unless they looked any closer, it’s unlikely anyone realized what he was invited for — Women’s Empowerment Week. Baldoni, w...

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