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

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

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
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

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...

An opinion on Aziz Ansari Allegations

Illustration by Abby Takahashi
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

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”

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

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

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...

Why I am a Feminist

September 29, 2016

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...

DaMa Opens “Woman in Art”

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.
May 5, 2016
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

April 28, 2016
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.
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