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P&P Battens Down the Hatches as the White Feminists Approach, Rubbing their Hands Voraciously

Anthony Reale, Line Pusher

February 22, 2018


Filed under Humor

Power and Privilege faces yet again the onslaught of white feminists as the Symposium’s date approaches.  This problem, a yearly challenge for the planners of P&P, returns yet again in the form of Starbucks-wielding, social media-posting, pussy hat-wearing people.  The strength of white feminis...

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Women in Leadership Symposium Honors Legacy of Student Activism

Christy Carley, News Editor

February 8, 2018


Filed under Events, NEWS

Whitman’s annual Women in Leadership Symposium will take on an expanded form this year. Centered around the theme “Identity and Leadership” the event will include a networking lunch and the opportunity for students to talk one on one with the six panelists in a drop in session from 2-4 in Reid G...

Another Opinion on Aziz Ansari Allegations

India Flinchum

January 25, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Aziz Ansari is not guilty of sexual harassment; he’s guilty of being a poor listener and a bad feminist. Grace (his date), is guilty of passivity and apathy during a time that called for strength. Grace relinquished control and autonomy to a that man that she (and the United States) expected more fro...

An opinion on Aziz Ansari Allegations

An opinion on Aziz Ansari Allegations

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

January 25, 2018


Filed under OPINION

Aziz Ansari has faced a lot of criticism regarding his alleged sexual misconduct, and new reports from the night of the event that have sparked a lot of conversation in the media about the extent to which his actions could be considered sexual assault. The event has to do with a dinner date in which a woma...

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter

January 25, 2018


Filed under Community, Front Page Slideshow, NEWS

On Saturday, Jan. 20, over 2,000 people participated in the Women’s March On Walla Walla to commemorate the one-year anniversary of the Women’s March on Washington. The welcoming rally began in the parking lot of the First Congregational Church at 10 a.m. Signs bobbed amongst the crowd with quip...

On HBO’s “Girls”

India Flinchum

December 7, 2017


Filed under OPINION

The HBO series "GIRLS" has been dealt its fair share of critical acclaim, while also being reduced by critics to an unoriginal archetype of an 80’s sex comedy. The series follows a fairly stereotypical plotline. A group of best friends battle the ills of adult life in New York City, all the while co...

Adjusting Contemporary Feminism

India Flinchum, Columnist

October 8, 2017


Filed under OPINION

If you’re a woman, Feminism isn’t about “taking back your body” by wearing revealing clothing and attempt to empower womankind by reclaiming your sexuality. It bothers me that woman of the 21st century are quick to conflate Feminism with sexual liberation, at times calling themselves “hoes” i...

The Dangers of White Feminism

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

April 6, 2017


Filed under OPINION

I consider myself a feminist but I often find that the feminist movement is heading in a problematic direction nowadays. Modern feminism is often not intersectional; it leaves out many of the women’s voices that need to be heard but are not due to the domination and privilege that white feminism has...

Why I am a Feminist

Rina Cakrani, Columnist

September 29, 2016


Filed under OPINION

No one has ever taken me very seriously when I’ve told them that I am a feminist. They usually say: ‘Oh, so you hate men?’ or something equally dismissive. And I am annoyed that I must always explain the concept of feminism and yet still many seem to not ‘get it’ or believe that as a feminist...

DaMa Opens “Woman in Art”

Allison Hall, Staff Writer

May 5, 2016


Filed under A&E

Juniors Lauren Benedict and Maia Watkins took part in an event to combat an all-too overlooked facet of feminism: the underrepresentation of women in the art world.

Hillary’s Femdom Does Not Merit a Vote

Katy Wills, Columnist

April 28, 2016


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

Clinton’s identity as a woman does not stand as a legitimate reason to elect her president of the United States, but it’s the reason many feminists do stand by.

Kim Kardashian’s Butt + Open-Mindedness

Zan McPherson

December 11, 2014


Filed under Columnists, OPINION

I have not always described myself as the most "feminist" person. Sure, I participated in controversial social movements, notably in the gay rights movement by founding a gay-straight alliance at the boarding school I attended. But it took moving out of the South and into the ultra-liberal community...

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