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Opinion | Gillette commercial deserves attention, thought

Opinion | Gillette commercial deserves attention, thought

By Anne Marie Yurik, Staff Columnist

January 28, 2019

Gillette’s newest commercial poses a question that upset America’s men, even though it is one women face every day: Is this the best you can be?

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...

Sigmas scrutinize race, masculinity

About 20 people attended a talk on toxic masculinity, hosted by Pitt’s chapter of Phi Beta Sigma in the William Pitt Union Monday night. (Photo by Evan Meng | Staff Photographer)

By Sarah Frumkin | Staff Writer

October 24, 2017

Gabby Yearwood said he tells people all the time he wasn’t born a feminist. Toxic forms of masculinity impacted his own life as a youth, he said. But going to college helped undo his preconceptions that cultural constructs had taught him — such as his aversion to gay people. “I was homopho...

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