feminism

More makeup companies should opt for natural, untouched look

More makeup companies should opt for natural, untouched look

02/14/2019 By Colleen Hammond | Staff Columnist  In the age of Instagram glamour and face-perfecting Snapchat filters, beauty standards for women seem to be straying further and further from reality. Nearly every major beauty corporation and retailer use highly edited photographs in their advertisements. Even bareMinerals, a company traditionally associated with their affinity for “natural […]

New Post-Gazette cartoonist criticized for sexism, misogyny

New Post-Gazette cartoonist criticized for sexism, misogyny

02/07/2019 By Ollie Gratzinger | Opinions Editor Once upon a time, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was a household staple. It would come to the door in its little green bag, and my father would bring it inside; it was the perfect companion to a cup of coffee. Back then, I was far more interested in the […]

Gillette commercial tackles toxic masculinity, sparks debate

Gillette commercial tackles toxic masculinity, sparks debate

01/24/2019 By Sean Armstrong | Staff Writer The Gillette commercial is just the latest social justice scandal to divide Americans on the left and right of the political spectrum. Personally, I agree with the message in the commercial, but much of the discussion that has occurred in reaction to this ad is unhelpful at best […]

Men are not the ones most endangered by U.S. society

Men are not the ones most endangered by U.S. society

10/11/2018 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  Last Tuesday, President Trump claimed that, “it is a very scary time for young men in America.” He also made the comment that, “you can be guilty of something you may not be guilty of,” and that this is a huge problem that goes beyond what happened with […]

Ford brave for coming forward with Kavanaugh accusations

Ford brave for coming forward with Kavanaugh accusations

10/04/2018 By Kailey Love | Managing Editor On Sept. 27, millions of people across the world were glued to phone screens and television sets, watching history unfold as a woman told her story about a boy who sexually assaulted her when she was 15 years old. In the era of #MeToo, these narratives are not […]

2018 Grammy Awards lack gender equality

2018 Grammy Awards lack gender equality

02/01/2018 By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor Although several celebrities at the 2018 Grammy Awards were adorned with symbolic white roses, the statement of solidarity for the initiative to end sexual harassment and gender inequality ultimately ended there. The hashtag #GrammysSoMale has been trending on social media since Sunday night, and rightfully so. The awards […]

Pittsburgh Women’s March 2018

Pittsburgh Women’s March 2018

Women’s March awakens PGH feminism, calls for unity

Women’s March awakens PGH feminism, calls for unity

01/25/2018 By Ollie Gratzinger | Features Editor On an unseasonably warm Sunday morning, the streets of downtown Pittsburgh began to fill with a united and diverse crowd. The City that Always Sleeps had seemingly woken up. The 2018 Pittsburgh Women’s March began at 11 a.m. on Jan. 21 on the steps of the City County […]

Anniversary of Women’s March celebrated with continued action

Anniversary of Women’s March celebrated with continued action

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 1/18/18 On Jan. 21, 2017, almost 4,600,000 people in the United States and up to 5 million worldwide participated in a fight for women’s rights and equality for all. The Women’s March was an international movement after the inauguration of President Donald Trump designed to send a strong message […]

Feminist rejection hotline created to ward off harassers

Feminist rejection hotline created to ward off harassers

By Kayla Casavant | Staff Columnist 11/15/17 Have you ever been on the receiving end of an unsolicited advance? It is an uncomfortable situation to say the least. One company is tackling this conundrum straight on. The Mary Sue is a website that has generated a rejection hotline. When somebody texts the number, they receive […]