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Students discuss porn industry’s repercussions

Students watch a clip of “Hot Girls Wanted,” a documentary which exposes corruption within the amateur porn industry, during AAUW’s “Let’s Talk About Sex: Pornography & Feminism” event Monday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Jaime Weinreb | For The Pitt News

November 28, 2017

According to the Pornhub’s 2016 Year in Review, nearly 92 billion videos were viewed in on the porn streaming website in 2016 alone. “We’ve all watched it, it’s everywhere,” junior Elena Stains said after presenting the statistic. About 10 people attended the “Let’s Talk About ...

TEDx focuses on feminism

anupama jain, a gender, sexuality and women’s studies professor at Pitt, spoke about the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women, an international bill of rights for women. (Photo courtesy of Chris Daley)

By Anandhini Narayanan | Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

anupama jain was familiar and passionate about the topic of her TEDx talk, feminism and gender equality, so her biggest struggle was what she wanted to wear for the event. “My biggest crisis is how casual or formal I should dress,” jain said. “That’s probably not what you want to hear, b...

Freedom of speech: Feminist lit club fosters open discussions

Freshman Kyra Samuda attends a recent Feminist Reading Group meeting. Pitt's Feminist Reading Group meets every other Thursday  to discuss trending topics and literature concerning feminism.  Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

By Meghan Bray / Staff Writer

November 19, 2015

Not all advocacy groups make a difference by causing a stir. For the past two years, members of the Feminist Theory Reading Group have built a community by meeting every other Thursday at 4 p.m. in the Cathedral of Learning in room 402E to discuss classic and contemporary literature concerning femi...

No, I won’t stop whining about the pay gap

Victor Gonzalez | Staff Illustrator

By Courtney Linder / Senior Columnist

October 21, 2015

“The Hot Tea” is a weekly column dedicated to  unearthing the intricacies of London’s social, political and millennial issues in context of Pittsburgh’s own complex culture. The dairy aisle is where the magic happens — or at least that’s what a creepy British guy at Sainsbury’s thought when he...

Alien She looks to riot grrrl’s past and future

Alien She looks to riot grrrl's past and future

By Dylan Abbott / For The Pitt News

October 21, 2013

In 1993, the feminist punk band Bikini Kill released its debut full-length album, Pussy Whipped. “Alien She” was the title of the second track on the album. It begins with the usual confident clamor of a punk song, then above the distorted guitar and cymbals, lead vocalist Kathleen Hanna announces t...

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