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Column: Mainstream sports rhetoric limits female athletes

Illustration by Eli Savage | Staff Illustrator

By Joanna Li | Senior Staff Writer

June 13, 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

(Illustration by Liam Mcfadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Anne Marie Yurik | Columnist

April 11, 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

Actor Justin Baldoni spoke at last week’s An Evening with Justin Baldoni event to headline Women’s Empowerment Week at Pitt. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

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...

Women in STEM initiatives push flawed focus

(Illustration by Abigail Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By Neena Hagen, Senior Columnist

March 28, 2018

As a female actuarial mathematics student, I don't need anyone to tell me that my gender puts me in the minority in my academic field. That’s why I’m never surprised when feminist activists point out the gender gap in STEM — what really loses me is how they tell me I should feel about it. U...

Daly Trimble: A selfless social servant

Though Daly Trimble already wades through the demands that come with being a pre-medicine student, she still chooses to place her energy into the causes of others.

By Kim Rooney & Issi Glatts

March 26, 2018

Leaning forward in a wheeled desk chair on the 35th floor of the Cathedral of Learning, Daly Trimble looked up from her organic chemistry notes, with a surprisingly warm smile on her face that never faded as she talks about feminism, faith and community engagement. North Oakland, Squirrel Hill and Shadyside s...

Pitt students condemn catcalling

(Illustration by Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor)

By Joanna Li | Staff Writer

February 14, 2018

As a 12-year-old, Sophia Marshall stepped out of the house feeling confident in the outfit she had picked out that morning. As she waited for a friend by the local high school, she heard a sharp whistle from out of the window of a passing car — her first experience with catcalling. Marshall, now a...

Students celebrate sexuality in The Vagina Monologues

Natalie Miller (left), Emily Rush, and Savannah Garber (right) perform as part of the Vagina Monologues hosted by the Pitt Campus Women’s Organization in the O’Hara Student Center this weekend. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Siddhi Shockey | Staff Writer

February 13, 2018

Cheers roared throughout the O’Hara Ballroom as the individuals on stage repeated the word “mine” over and over in an effort to reclaim their sexuality, prompting the audience to join in. The Campus Women’s Organization’s production of “The Vagina Monologues” — a play about the reclama...

Saying #MeToo in the streets, not just the tweets

Tarana Burke, founder of the #MeToo movement, discusses how the use of intersectional feminism on social media can be divisive or inclusive depending on the user’s syntax Tuesday night at the Calvary Episcopal Church in Shadyside. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Contributing Editor)

By Alexis Buncich | Columnist

February 8, 2018

Me too. Me too. Me too. It’s been all over the news. It’s been all over your Twitter, Facebook and Instagram feeds. As sexual assault survivors of all identities continue to speak out about their stories, it’s easy to get caught up in the increasingly visible culture of feminism and girl pow...

Editorial: Trump, Conway misstate facts on feminism

Kellyanne Conway speaks at CPAC on Feb. 22., 2017. (Michael Brochstein/Sipa USA/TNS)

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 29, 2018

In an era of women’s marches, the #MeToo trend and fourth-wave feminism, it’s astonishing how frequently the movement for women’s rights is still widely misunderstood. And President Donald Trump took the opportunity this weekend to exemplify the intellectual disconnect. After an interview Saturday with the preside...

“Last Jedi” puts women in the lead

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

By Maggie Durwald | Columnist

January 16, 2018

Not so long ago in a town not so far away, I ran around the house with a blanket for a cape and a blue plastic lightsaber, pretending to be Darth Vader. My twin brother favored Luke Skywalker. We spent hours clacking our lightsabers together and waving our hands wildly at each other in a frenetic dem...

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