women

As election year nears, is U.S. ready for female president?

As election year nears, is U.S. ready for female president?

02/21/2019 By Alyse Kaminski | Staff Columnist  Although we are only two months into 2019, I can already tell you what my wish for 2020 is: for a woman to win the presidential election. I hoped for the same thing in 2016. I wasn’t necessarily hoping for it to be Hillary Clinton, but I wanted […]

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 […]

Women empower girls in club

Women empower girls in club

Liza Zulick | Staff Writer 10/18/2018 Kicking off the beginning of the 2018-2019 school year, Duquesne University’s chapter of Strong Women Strong Girls (SWSG) started its mentoring program in 11 different schools in the Pittsburgh area this October. Duquesne students volunteer every week and attend mentoring sessions with girls in grades third through fifth to […]

Women’s Fall 2018 Fashion

Kendra Kneisl | Staff Writer 09/20/2018 Starbucks just switched its menu, and you know what that means: fall is arriving. With its advent comes fuzzy socks and cozy sweaters, but there’s much more than that to fall fashion. Before Thanksgiving break, when many students switch out their wardrobe, transitional attire proves valuable. Ease is just […]

Macy’s to introduce clothing line for Muslim women

Macy’s to introduce clothing line for Muslim women

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 2/15/17 Macy’s is the first major U.S. clothing retail store to sell hijab and modest clothing for Muslim women. The store has partnered with Verona Collection, an Islamic boutique that specializes in clothing that is both conservative as well as fashionable. The collection is founded by Lisa Vogl, who […]

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 […]

Eco-Soap supports environment and working women

Eco-Soap supports environment and working women

By Rachel Pierce | Staff Columnist 11/09/17 After reading the story of the Eco-Soap Bank, you may have a hard time revisiting soap stores like Lush or Bath and Body Works. Founded in 2014 by University of Pittsburgh graduate Samir Lakhani, the Eco-Soap Bank recycles used soaps from hotels for those in developing countries, specifically […]

Three Latina software engineers are taking down Uber

Three Latina software engineers are taking down Uber

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 11/1/17 Gender discrimination happens in every industry, no matter the size of the corporation. Regardless of anti-discrimination laws that make gender discrimination illegal, it’s no surprise that management at small or large corporations often favor the advancement of men. Recently, three female software engineers have declared a lawsuit against the […]

Strong Women, Strong Girls club gets second in nat’l contest

Strong Women, Strong Girls club gets second in nat’l contest

Michael Marafino | Staff Writer 10/19/17 Former First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, once said, “There is no limit to what we, as women, can accomplish.” A club at Duquesne is following her words by helping girls in need. Duquesne University’s branch of Strong Women, Strong Girls received a $13,500 grant for winning […]

Dear UNAM, what is feminism without women?

Dear UNAM, what is feminism without women?

By Shivani Gosai | Opinions Editor 10/11/17 The largest university in Mexico, National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) held a conference on the topic of feminism on Oct. 11, which is a wonderful idea except for one detail: All of the 11 participants were male. This is like a panel of white people discussing the […]