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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Sexism: Apparently, Women Just Need to Stop Complaining

Hillary Smith May 13, 2014

A recent article on Huffington Post addresses sexist advertisements. Specifically, it comments on SuitSupply's latest ad campaign that features a man dressed in a smart looking suit surrounded by dancing...

Technology Does Not Welcome Women

Hillary Smith May 2, 2014

A few weeks ago, an article entitled "Technology's Man Problem" was published in the New York Times. It chronicles the experiences of several women who worked or are working in technology, and the culture...

Being a Woman in Politics

Hillary Smith April 15, 2014
Discussing how women in politics are still having to fight traditional gender roles.

Gender and Pay

Hillary Smith April 14, 2014
Examining the gender pay gap that still exists in our country.

Let’s Talk About Weight

Hillary Smith April 1, 2014
Touching on the weight extremes in our society and exploring the meaning of the word "normal" in regard to weight.

Language, Gender, and Patriarchy

Hillary Smith March 12, 2014
Examining the ways in which gendered language perpetuates our patriarchal society.

Beauty and the Beholder, Part Two

Hillary Smith March 5, 2014

I'm going to pick up where I left off in my last post: Discussion of Differing Perceptions of Beauty, Part Two. Last week, I wrote about the evolution of societal perception of the perfect female figure....

Beauty and the Beholder

Hillary Smith February 25, 2014
It has always fascinated me how certain types of female bodies have gone in and out of fashion throughout history. It’s like bodies are fashion trends, and we can just cast off the old and adopt the new when we notice a new body we like better.

Rethinking Gender Roles

Hillary Smith February 18, 2014
What if gender roles were reversed?

Is That a Person Or Is That Photoshop?

Hillary Smith February 12, 2014
Discussing the photo editing of women's bodies in the media.

To Be Or Not To Be a Feminist

Hillary Smith February 4, 2014

I'm going to talk about feminism. Of late, I have noticed a trend in the media of some female figures accusing other female figures of not being "feminist enough." Take, for example, the attacks against...

Woman for President

Hillary Smith January 28, 2014
Examining the prospect of a female president.
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