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Column: Women have earned their space in sports

San Francisco 49ers' Offensive assistant coach Katie Sowers is seen at the Miami Marlins Park during Super Bowl opening night on Monday, Jan. 27.
February 14, 2020
Creating space for women in sports serves success and growth but is only attainable when they are respected as athletes or officials, rather than leaning into patterns of gender bias.

Opinion | Patriarchy keeps female films from succeeding

Opinion | Patriarchy keeps female films from succeeding
January 8, 2020
This outright proves the point that patriarchy is steering audiences away from female stories.

Opinion | “You” and the violence of attraction

Penn Badgley plays the serial killer Joe on the Netflix show “You.”
January 7, 2020
The talk around this show has painted our attraction as sick and is a sign of ignoring the blatantly obvious — duh, he’s fictional a serial killer. He is not a viable option.

Crissy Shannon: Bending over backwards for Pitt band

Crissy Shannon is Pitt's first female drum major.
September 5, 2019
Pitt senior Crissy Shannon earned the role of drum major last spring, becoming the first woman to do so in the band’s 108-year history.

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

Democratic presidential candidate Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., speaks during the second night of the first Democratic presidential debate on Thursday, June 27, at the Arsht Center for the Performing Arts in Miami.
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

Former Vice President Joe Biden speaks at the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Legislative Conference on March 12, 2019 in Washington, D.C.
April 2, 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

Alexa Bliss was a two-time RAW women’s champion before this year’s Money in the Bank competition. (Photo via Flickr)
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...

Women hone craft at Art House in Homewood

The Tuesday Night Monologue Project, in which female-only guests are invited to participate in writing workshops and share responses to prompts, is held in Vanessa German’s Art House in Homewood. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)
April 4, 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...

Women in STEM initiatives push flawed focus

(Illustration by Abigail Katz | Staff Illustrator)
March 27, 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...

Panelists discuss being a woman in politics

Mayor of Wilkinsburg Marita Garrett (left) listens as District 21 State Representative candidate Sara Innamorato discusses her entry into the political field at Sunday evening’s Women in Politics panel. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)
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...

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