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Exploring women and Warhol in new Warhol Museum exhibit

The first new exhibit since the Warhol’s reopening, “Femme Touch,” debuted June 29 at the museum’s North Shore location and will run until next January.

By Lucas DiBlasi, For The Pitt News

July 14, 2020

“Femme Touch” is an exploration of the women and femmes — feminine-aligned queer people — who Andy Warhol frequently associated with and made the subject of his art, according to the Warhol’s chief curator, José Carlos Diaz.

Opinion | Just say no to “Chick Flicks”

Opinion |  Just say no to “Chick Flicks”

By Genna Edwards, Staff Columnist

February 18, 2020

Our stories are for everyone and they matter, even if the world isn’t ready to accept it yet. A change in terminology will help ease us into a more accepting future.

Opinion | Patriarchy keeps female films from succeeding

Opinion | Patriarchy keeps female films from succeeding

By Alex Dolinger, Staff Columnist

January 8, 2020

This outright proves the point that patriarchy is steering audiences away from female stories.

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

Emergency blue light phones can increase student safety on campus.

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

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on Thursday, June 27, at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.

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

Alyssa Milano arrives for the 76th Golden Globe Awards at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Jan. 6.

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

Jenna Houston used a collection of silk prints to form their piece

By Jon Kunitsky | Staff Writer

July 11, 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...

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