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Cecile Richards reflects on life of activism

Planned Parenthood President Cecile Richards talks about her mother, former Texas governor Ann Richards, at the Carnegie Library Lecture Hall Wednesday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Hannah Schneider, Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

Cecile Richards has been politically active since seventh grade, when she wore a black armband to school to protest the Vietnam War. When she was called to the principal’s office and asked if her mother knew what she was doing, she replied, “Probably.” Since then, she’s grown to become a lea...

Women discuss reclaiming female slurs

Jeanna Sybert, president of the American Association of University Women at Pitt, discusses the history of select derogatory and misogynistic words at the group’s “Reclaiming Words” event Monday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Noah Manalo | Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

Jeanna Sybert was sure to address both sides of the reclamation argument in her presentation — and she didn’t shy away from using shocking language to make those points. The University of Pittsburgh’s chapter of the American Association of University Women held an event, C U Next Tuesday: Recla...

Hijab-wearing model advocates for modesty, Muslim women

Mariah Idrissi spoke to more than 60 people in the William Pitt Union Saturday about her experience as the first hijab-wearing Muslim model in the world. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Staff Photographer)

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer

November 6, 2017

Model Mariah Idrissi asked where she could buy a hijab in Pittsburgh while speaking at the William Pitt Union Saturday night. “Fashion is present very prominently in all of our lives, especially growing up in the [United States],” Amal Saeed, a junior molecular biology major and president of Muslim S...

FEM: Equality and empowerment

(Photo by Abby Katz | Staff Illustrator)

By Rachel Lombardo / For The Pitt News

September 20, 2017

Feminism has become a buzzword, and along with the attention comes stereotypes — that feminists are crazy man-haters and women who don’t shave their legs or armpits. Here on Pitt’s campus, The Female Empowerment Movement, or FEM for short, aims to break these stereotypes and bring feminism b...

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