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The Queer Corner | Make gender perform for you

The Queer Corner | Make gender perform for you

The Queer Corner is a biweekly blog exploring LGBTQ+ community and culture.
By Rachel Bachy, Staff Writer March 4, 2021
I used to spend so much time worrying about how other people perceive me.
Opinion | Stop shaming women for what they do to their face

Opinion | Stop shaming women for what they do to their face

By Nithya Achanta, For The Pitt News February 15, 2021
Women should not be shamed for trying to conform to beauty standards.
Opinion | You don’t have to declare a sexuality

Opinion | You don’t have to declare a sexuality

By Leah Mensch, Opinions Editor February 9, 2021
You might never be exactly sure what your sexuality is. And you don’t have to be.
By the Book | ‘The Odyssey’ and Navigating Gender

By the Book | ‘The Odyssey’ and Navigating Gender

By the Book is a blog about the real-life revelations that can come with class readings.
By Megan Williams, Digital Manager November 1, 2020
Prior to my Reading Poetry class this semester, I did not think of Greek heroes as particularly complex.
Pitt will no longer use the gendered titles homecoming king and queen.

Pitt removes “antiquated” gendered homecoming king and queen titles

By Rebecca Johnson, News Editor September 25, 2020
Pitt’s Alumni Association removed the gendered titles of homecoming king and queen for this October’s homecoming festivities and are instead opting for two gender-inclusive “Spirit of Pitt” winners.
(Right: Cotton and whalebone corset, c. 1890, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London)
(Left: Trompe l’oeil corset dress, designed by Antonio Berardi, S/S 2009, worn by Gwyneth Paltrow © Sipa Press/ REX Shutterstock)

Professor unveils underwear’s history

By Zoe Pawliczek | Staff Writer November 3, 2017

Jessie B. Ramey showed more than 170 strangers a picture of herself in her underwear Thursday at the Frick, a Pittsburgh art museum in Point Breeze. “Don’t get too excited, this is me at the age...

(Illustration by Liam McFadden | Staff Illustrator)

Girls won’t burn the Boy Scouts’ house down

By Sarah Shearer | Columnist October 23, 2017

Between completing badges in financial literacy, car maintenance and proper dining etiquette, I learned the importance of diversity during my time as a Girl Scout — at just 10 years old. That’s...

(Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-In-Chief)

Editorial: Pitt’s new board shows that it recognizes the importance of diversity, but there’s a long way to go

By The Pitt News Editorial Board July 4, 2017

The Board of Trustees at Pitt has some serious power — by its own words, the Board “retains ultimate responsibility for all University affairs,” meaning its diversity is all the more important. Pitt...

Madeline Barber writes for The Pitt News culture section. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Visual Editor)

Being trans at Pitt: my story

As a child, I was a stereotypical boy. I played in the dirt, my favorite toys were my Tonka trucks and I loved to break things. I wasn’t interested in “girl” things like sewing or nail polish,...

GSWS major will make students more empathetic, tolerant

By Alyssa Lieberman / Columnist September 9, 2015

On the first day of my Gender Studies class, my professor walked us through the standard introductions — what are our names, years, majors but also ­— what were our preferred gender pronouns? A...

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