For International Women’s Day on March 8, the Daily Collegian‘s Op/Ed Staff organized a special issue to discuss women’s rights, feminism and women’s place in global society today. You can pick up a copy of the print edition at on and off-campus locations, and you can check out all of the columns by clicking the links below.
Jillian Correira argues that recognizing and legitimizing unpaid labor, much of which is done by women, will help not only women, but also society at large.
According to the dictionary, feminism is the belief in human equality, regardless of gender. Columnist Zac Bears argues that stating “I am not a feminist” really indicates a belief in the superiority of men over women, and that America won’t see gender equity until we change that cultural norm.
Mike Tudoreanu traces the radical history of International Women’s Day, exploring its role in workers’ movements and the Russian Revolution.
Maral Margossian argues that the women’s rights movement still has work to do in accomplishing its goals worldwide.
Julian del Prado argues that one way that men can help feminists is by refusing to consume sexist media, and using the power of consumer demand to affect change.
Karen Podorefsky recounts the history of St. Patrick’s Day and encourages students to celebrate safely during Blarney Blowout.
Ian Hagerty explains how the high prices of the Honors College perpetuate class divides.
Johnny McCabe explains how the digital revolution has given outsiders a first-hand look into the conflict in Ukraine through social media sites like Reddit and Twitter.
Preston Davis argues for the implementation of higher education affirmative action and condemns the use of ‘reverse racism’ as a justification for repeal.