When the iconic red Netflix notification appeared on my phone – New Arrival: To Rome With Love – my memory faltered. I quickly googled the film’s director to confirm that yes, Netflix had just added a film created by a reported pedophile the same week that another male celebrity was, among many […]
They needed girls. It was such a natural statement, such a normal predicament. And easily solved. It was the first night of NSO, and as my roommate and I stepped outside the quad, our night’s plans were quickly determined. Guys were sweeping the streets outside the dorms – “Are you bored? […]
The nerve wracking and immensely satisfying finale of HBO’s enthralling mini-series, Big Little Lies, explores the role of perfection in the patriarchy’s policing of women.
Many students at Penn believe in fostering social change, especially right here in Philadelphia. Kate Zipin is one woman who also wants to make a difference in society, one summer at a time. Upon relocating to Philadelphia, the former teacher founded Own Your Awesomeness – a camp meant to empower […]
The other day, a friend and I went to the King of Prussia Mall. As expected, the mall was packed. Now usually, that’s not a problem. People ignore me and I ignore them as we spend our separate lives out shopping. But this time was different. This time was different […]
1) Raising your hand too much in class. Feminist writer Lily Myers asked “five questions in genetics class today and all of them started with the word ‘sorry’.” And why shouldn’t she? There is such thing as a stupid question and the chances that none of the five fit into […]
Men – it’s time we addressed gender inequality in America without using a certain coordinating conjunction.
It’s a mid October day, 3pm. I’m sitting in a lecture hall rapidly clicking my pen, fighting to keep my eyes open as the professor scans the room in search of the next student to viciously question about last night’s reading. I divert my eyes- maybe if I look down, […]
As a society, people tend to brush off street harassment as merely a common occurrence that doesn’t warrant any concern. However, it is one of the, “most pervasive forms of sexualized violence” . While the harassment itself usually doesn’t cause immediate damage to the victim, studies have shown that it can […]
Last night an audience filled the seats of Penn’s Irvine Auditorium to see Caitlyn Jenner. Buzz Bissinger– the Penn alumnus and journalist who authored Jenner’s cover story in Vanity Fair last summer, moderated the discussion. Afterward Jenner accepted questions from the audience. The discussion began after Jenner walked onstage wearing […]