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Vol. CLIV, Issue 10
Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Whitman news since 1896

Whitman Wire

Chloe Chapin redresses narratives of fashion in “Men in Movies: Masculinity and Material Culture”

Zac Bentz, A&E Reporter March 11, 2021

From the confines of a small Washington, D.C., office, Chloe Chapin, a graduate student at Harvard University and a renowned costume designer, painter and teacher, delivered a guest lecture in Visiting...

From left to right, Associate Professor of French Jack Iverson, Associate Professor of Geology Kirsten Nicolaysen, Marc Go  ‘20, Senior Ad- junct Professor of English Jenna Terry, Assistant Director of Academic Resources Janet Mallen, Associate Professor of Astronomy Nathaniel Paust and Erin Pahlke. Panelists discussed how their awareness of power and privilege in uenced their parenting decisions.

Who is the Symposium for? P&P Grapples with Theme of Resistance and Question of Purpose

Rylee Neville, Staff Reporter March 1, 2018

On February 22, 2018, the annual Power and Privilege Symposium invited students to examine systems of power in society and brought attention to the manifestation of racism and other forms of oppression...

Illustration by Abby Takahashi

Toxic Masculinity in the Gym

Alondra Contreras, Columnist February 15, 2018

Going to the Baker Ferguson Fitness Center has been full of interesting moments, and one that I can’t seem to shake off has been the toxic masculinity surrounding BFFC. As a woman, I often feel uncomfortable...

Gender Disparity in Service on Campus

Gender Disparity in Service on Campus

Nick Maahs, Staff Reporter October 24, 2017

Community service at Whitman is a dramatically gendered affair. Of the 206 active members of campus service clubs, 83 percent identify as female. This disparity ebbs and flows through the membership of...

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...

Student shamed for not mentioning intersectionality in politics class

Ben Freedman, Humor Editor October 27, 2016

Late Thursday afternoon, sophomore Michael Johnson was reportedly publicly shamed when he failed to recognize the significance of intersectional identity in the context of his intro level race and ethnic...

Photo by Anna Dawson

ASWC Striving for Gender Balanced Representation

Ellen Ivens-Duran April 28, 2016

If you wander into Memorial 331 on a Sunday night, you’re likely to find a room full of student representatives deep in discussion over the minutia of college policy and current issues. If you take a...

Climate Changes Intersectionality

Climate Change’s Intersectionality

Alya Bohr, Columnist February 11, 2016
At the end of the day, the sad truth remains that climate change – though universal and all-encompassing – doesn’t affect us all universally.
Whitman Women in Academia Reflect on Challenges, Achievements

Whitman Women in Academia Reflect on Challenges, Achievements

Helen Angell April 1, 2014
Being a woman in academia is no longer an unusual feat. But female-identified professors are still a minority at Whitman. The Pioneer spoke to three female professors at Whitman about their experiences in academia.

Board of Trustees Meets to Address Diversity, Divestment

Sam Grainger-Shuba February 13, 2014
The Board of Trustees met on Thursday and Friday, Feb. 6 and 7, to discuss student concerns of diversity and divestment. Student representatives to the Board of Trustees' Student Life Committee presented students' thoughts on issues including race, gender, religion, and sexual orientation.
Illustration by Julie Peterson

How to Make a Rapist

Spencer Wharton April 4, 2013
In the wake of court decisions in the Steubenville rape trial, we must consider the ways the socialization of young boys perpetuates rape culture.
Illustration by Julie Peterson

Whitman and Mainstream Hip-Hop: Gender Battlegrounds

Matt Raymond March 21, 2013
Hip Hop came from humble roots, but over its 30 year evolution, sexism has become a greater part of the music in the genre's mainstream.
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