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Bitch!

Bitch!

Chloe Hansen, Opinion Columnist November 3, 2022

Catherine Earnshaw, Sylvia Plath, Wednesday Addams and Courtney Love. Weird girls. Insane. Bitches. The list goes on for miles. Women have been branded hysterical for feeling rage since the word "bitch"...

Illustration by Holly VanVoorhis.

Crossfire: Girlboss; Slay, or Nay

Kyle Mathy and Chloe Hansen October 27, 2022

I'm Not A Girlboss; I'm Ontologically Evil - Kyle Mathy "Girlboss," typically associated with the likes of Kamala Harris, Nancy Pelosi, Taylor Swift and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, is normally about women...

Illustration by Hannah Paul.

The problem with “choice feminism”

Zoe Schacter-Brodie, Columnist April 1, 2021

In 1968, women flung girdles, Playboy magazines and bras into a trash can, symbolically freeing themselves from the instruments of their oppression. In the coming decades, scores of women declined to take...

OP-ED: Ineffectual and uncritical: A reflection on the Women’s March

Nicki Caddell , Sophomore March 12, 2020

Saturday marked the fourth annual Women’s March in Walla Walla: this is not a cause for celebration. Each year, this Women’s March and others around the U.S. have become increasingly civil and tolerant....

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

Anthony Reale, Line Pusher February 22, 2018

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...

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

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...

Another Opinion on Aziz Ansari Allegations

India Flinchum January 25, 2018

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...

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

An opinion on Aziz Ansari Allegations

Rina Cakrani, Columnist January 25, 2018

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...

Women’s March on Walla Walla: Take II

Rachel Needham, Staff Reporter January 25, 2018

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...

On HBO’s “Girls”

India Flinchum December 7, 2017

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...

Adjusting Contemporary Feminism

India Flinchum, Columnist October 8, 2017

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...

The Dangers of White Feminism

Rina Cakrani, Columnist April 6, 2017

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...

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