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Opinion | Want to break the glass ceiling? Stop focusing on gender

Opinion | Want to break the glass ceiling? Stop focusing on gender

By Julia Kreutzer, Senior Staff Columnist

July 9, 2019

Focusing on anything other than candidates’ abilities is not only a slap in the face to women who have spent their lives fighting to serve the country, but also hinders our ability to get the best person for the job. 

Editorial: Don’t dismiss Biden allegations

Editorial: Don’t dismiss Biden allegations

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

April 3, 2019

We owe the women who made the allegations against Biden the same respect we give all other victims of assault and harassment who come forward.

WWE women’s ‘Money in the Bank’ results in another generic outcome

WWE women’s ‘Money in the Bank’ results in another generic outcome

By Alexa Marzina | Staff Writer

June 20, 2018

This year, I spent my Father’s Day the way anybody who feels awkward during family gatherings should — drinking a beer and watching eight beautiful women beat each other up with ladders. Though WWE’s 2018 Money in the Bank pay-per-view Sunday featured results I was in favor of, the show lacke...

Women hone craft at Art House in Homewood

Women hone craft at Art House in Homewood

By Shahum Ajmal | Staff Writer

April 5, 2018

As Vanessa German and a group of artists were about to settle in for a night of writing and discussion in her house, a car crash outside derailed the March evening. The group witnessed an altercation between the victim of the crash and police officers who responded to the scene, and feeling that...

Women in STEM initiatives push flawed focus

Women in STEM initiatives push flawed focus

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...

Panelists discuss being a woman in politics

Panelists discuss being a woman in politics

By Briana Canady | Staff Writer

February 26, 2018

Aryanna Berringer grew up the youngest of 10 children in a family that had to rely on food stamps and free school lunches to get by. She remembers how her mother would wash the three different uniforms for her jobs at three different restaurants in their kitchen sink. All of this motivated Berringer to run for l...

Pitt students condemn catcalling

Pitt students condemn catcalling

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...

Editorial: Second Women’s March goes beyond resistance

Editorial: Second Women’s March goes beyond resistance

By The Pitt News Editorial Board

January 22, 2018

One day after the anniversary of Donald Trump’s tenure in the White House, downtown Pittsburgh looked a lot like it did a year ago — dense with the picket signs and pink hats common among the president’s opposition. According to organizers, nearly 30,000 people — including women and others who...

“Last Jedi” puts women in the lead

“Last Jedi” puts women in the lead

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...

Women who rocked 2017

Women who rocked 2017

By Amanda Reed | Contributing Editor

January 8, 2018

This past year challenged woman in the United States. A man who was recorded saying, “grab ‘em by the pussy” was sworn in as the president. Title IX, which helps and protects survivors of sexual assault across college campuses, is in jeopardy after Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced a review ...

Students discuss porn industry’s repercussions

Students discuss porn industry’s repercussions

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 ...

Panel discusses women’s menstrual hygiene

Panel discusses women’s menstrual hygiene

By Anandhini Narayanan | Staff Writer

November 15, 2017

When Pittsburgh City councilwoman Natalia Rudiak received an email from the Department of Public Works — an organization dedicated to maintaining Pittsburgh’s infrastructure — about putting pad dispensers in the vicinity of public pools, she had to explain to them why their idea wouldn’t work....

TEDx focuses on feminism

TEDx focuses on feminism

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...

FEM: Equality and empowerment

FEM: Equality and empowerment

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...

Films Challenge Existing Perspectives

Films Challenge Existing Perspectives

By Janine Faust | Assistant News Editor

September 14, 2017

The theater screen faded to black. Afterward there was no scuffling of feet, no whispers or laughter. Instead, the audience remained relatively quiet as several panelists took their seat at a table on the stage. Elizabeth Miller waited until after Gwen's Girls Executive Director and panel moderator...

Sexual assault survivors heal through storytelling

Sexual assault survivors heal through storytelling

By Dan Day and John Hamilton / The Pitt News Staff

April 12, 2017

At the Sexual Violence Open Mic Tuesday night, no one actually used a microphone. Instead, 13 students pushed two tables together inside the William Pitt Union for an intimate discussion on the effects of rape culture and sexual violence. Pitt’s chapter of the American Association of University Women...

Ladies of steel: Sorority group address female self-esteem

Ladies of steel: Sorority group address female self-esteem

By Andrew O'Brien / Staff Writer

March 29, 2017

Glance at the cover of “Glamour” or “Cosmo” magazines, and chances are your eyes will meet the baby blues or emerald greens of a smirking model with flawless skin. Her face is smooth and airbrushed, her every imperfection obscured with foundation and Photoshop. But when that model looks in t...

Top 10: Ways to dismantle the patriarchy

Top 10: Ways to dismantle the patriarchy

By The Pitt News Editorial Board and Pitt Tonight

March 24, 2017

Student Government Board’s Women’s Empowerment Week was certainly a hit. Leslie Jones came to campus, followed by a very special women’s empowerment-themed episode of Pitt Tonight and, coincidentally, the hiring of the first female athletic director in Pitt history. We’ve been particularly inspi...

15 percent of female undergraduates at UT have been raped, survey says

By Lauren McGaughy | The Dallas Morning News (TNS)

March 23, 2017

AUSTIN, Texas — Fifteen percent of undergraduate female students surveyed at the University of Texas, Austin said they’ve been raped, according to a statewide study that the UT system will soon release. “The first injustice committed in every assault or inappropriate behavior is the act itself, ...

GALLERY: Women’s March and Rally in Downtown Pittsburgh and East Liberty

By Pitt News Visual Staff

January 23, 2017

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GALLERY: Women’s March on Washington

GALLERY: Women’s March on Washington

By John Hamilton | Visual Editor

January 21, 2017

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