Feminism

International Women’s Day glossary

March 8, 2018 Life

Today is International Women’s Day, which means your timelines and Twitter feeds will be flooded with various femme-positive hashtags and trending feminist lingo. For those of us who have not taken gender studies courses, understanding this terminology can be overwhelming and confusing. To help you navigate through your social media outlets and to save you ...

Brave voices raise awareness through a hashtag

December 14, 2017 Life

Hashtags have been used for a myriad of purposes, from referencing a meme to discussing political issues. The recent #metoo is one in a long line of internet commentary on social issues – in this case, on the sexual harassment and assault that both women and men endure. After allegations against former film studio executive ...

Black women can’t relate to SF Women’s March

February 1, 2017 Life 1 Comment

After miles of marching in San Francisco and around the country, many black women are yelling hypocrisy to the millions of white women who are proud to say their “pussy grabs back,” but didn’t show the same enthusiasm when it came to racial issues. This year’s Women’s March drew in about 4 million people around ...

Hillary is not my feminist

October 6, 2015 Opinion

It’s 2015, and it is time for a female president in the White House. As a feminist, I am glad Hillary Clinton rose to the challenge— well, not really. One of the words most commonly used to describe Clinton is “feminist.” A feminist, as defined by writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, is “a person who believes ...

Feminism more than a trend, but a universal movement

February 17, 2015 Opinion 3 Comments

The word feminist is tossed around in everyday conversation as if it were a trending hashtag rather than a movement that requires action. Women have come a long way from the 18th century, when we were defined as society’s domesticated, modest and religiously moral beings void of opportunities in political voting, higher education and professional occupations. This was an era ...

Stop using feminism for your personal benefit

October 21, 2014 Opinion

Feminism is for everyone, but both women and men continue to misconstrue the true meaning of feminism and what it really stands for. A Nigerian writer once defined a feminist best as a “person who believes in the social, political and economic equality of the sexes.” Yes, this part of the writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s ...

Ahkeel Mestayer (front right) participates in an exercise during the "Feminism for Bros" event at J. Paul Leonard Library in San Francisco, Calif. on Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014.

Feminism for Bros workshop redefines theory as all gender-variant

October 16, 2014 News 1 Comment

A discussion-based workshop titled “Feminism For Bros” invited all genders to redefine what it means to be a feminist and joined the gender inequity conversation at SF State yesterday. “There are negative stigmas to feminism and we want to start or continue that struggle to dispel them,” said moderator Mazin Jamal. “It‘s not just a ...