Massachusetts Daily Collegian

Let’s ditch ‘be a man’

By Brianna Zimmerman

February 9, 2015

Filed under Columns, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

Phrases like “that’s a real man,” “be a man” and “man up” are sexist, antiquated and overused. Insults directed toward a woman may be something along the lines of telling her that she is dressed too provocatively,...

Feminism: A male’s perspective

By Anthony Maddaleni

November 17, 2014

Filed under Columns, Headlines, Opinion, Scrolling Headlines

Over the summer, I attended a party that several of my friends from high school organized. It was a casual affair overall, replete with light chatter, swimming and laughter. I remember it was a hazy July night, with the soft crooning...

Sexism in the technology industry

By Lauren Vaughn

March 5, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

The place of women in high-paying, technological professions — especially in a time of economic insecurity where females are consistently under/unemployed — is worrisome. What makes the rise of “Brogramming” particularly ...

Hollywood misrepresents women

By Allie Connell

February 27, 2013

Filed under Columns, Opinion

In her 1985 comic strip “Dykes to Watch Out For,” Alison Bechdel created a litmus test for female characters and their positive representations in movies. There are three simple rules that a movie must follow to pass “The Bechdel Test”: there is a minimum of two...

Time to Break the Iceberg

By Roy Ribitzky

April 26, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Violence takes many forms, not just physical. There is the emotional, financial, psychological and verbal abuse that forms what violence prevention educators call the “Iceberg of Violence.” We only highlight and see the darkest aspects of ...

Time to end sexual violence

By Roy Ribitzky

April 24, 2012

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Editor’s note: This is the first in a three-part series about violence and sexism on the University of Massachusetts campus. It was early spring semester my sophomore year when the Boston Globe published the article “No Cr...

New releases need to pull it back

By Victoria Knobloch

November 18, 2010

Filed under Columns

This is a great month for new music. Rihanna’s new album “Loud” came out on Nov. 12, and on Monday, new albums from Kanye West, Nicki Minaj and Ke$ha will be officially released. Justin Beiber also has a new CD coming ...

Breaking the boy’s club

By Will Syldor

November 16, 2010

Filed under Columns

I grew up being told I was a boy. The doctor stared at my body and determined that I would be wrapped in blue. I’ll probably never know whether or not this decision was difficult, whether or not I existed in a place where I...

TRON’s only legacy is sexism

September 20, 2010

Filed under Columns

Do you remember the “TRON: Legacy” trailer that was playing at nearly all the big mainstream movie theaters this summer? In case you don’t, here’s a brief summary; Sam Flynn sits on a leather couch and emotes while an...

Don’t ask girls to make you a sandwich

By Lauren Vincent

March 2, 2010

Filed under Columns, Opinion

Recently, a male Facebook friend of mine became a fan of a Facebook page called “I’m the boy. You’re the girl. Make me a sandwich, or we don’t talk today.” The first thing that came to my mind when it came up on my...