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F-word series discusses feminism

Cintia Lopez

September 29, 2015

The Women’s Resource Center and the Multicultural Center presented Sacramento State students with the first installment of The F-word series. Six panelists answered a series of questions asked by Indiana Womack, a Women's Resource Center student assistant, and the event coordinator. The panelis...

My pants are my business

State Hornet Staff

September 26, 2014

I hate pants.When I transferred from a very conservative Christian school to a public high school and realized I had freedom over what I wore, I dedicated one day a week to not wearing them.I wore skirts and shorts and pajamas and sweats and leggings and gauchos, pretty much anything that was not je...

Sac State students sound off on sexism

Johanna Pugh

September 17, 2014

Words have the ability to change meaning over time.Consider the word feminism. At its core, feminism means advocating for women’s rights and gender equality, but society has given this word a history—a history filled with ways to both uplift and motivate women to strive for change, but also burden...

Queen Bey doing feminism her way or the highway

Beyonce poses backstage during the 56th Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Sunday, Jan. 26, 2014.

Allen J. Schaben

September 17, 2014

Queen Bey is becoming the face of female empowerment. As a self-proclaimed feminist, her role in the media is vital to bringing feminism to mainstream America.Beyoncé Knowles has become a role model for young girls and women alike. She is most recognized for her singing voice; however, her voice of...

Why we need feminism

Rachel Rosenbaum

September 15, 2014

Let’s be real: Whenever someone says the word “feminism”, most men, and even some women, roll their eyes and picture a group of bossy, unshaven females picketing and shouting why they hate the opposite sex. This textbook reaction is not only sensational, it is exactly why we need feminism....

People need to pull away from outdated social norms and be more accepting of each other

People need to pull away from outdated social norms and be more accepting of each other

State Hornet Staff

February 26, 2014

Perception is the axis society rotates around. Everything is based on what is “acceptable behavior,” but in practice, people are far from achieving it. People are supposedly equal, yet we fight amongst ourselves over racism, what constitutes marriage, gender roles, individual choices and religion....

Stereotypes still hurt feminist movement

Natalie Gray

November 29, 2012

As far as we’ve come with women’s rights and the feminist movement, there are still many people holding tight to feminist stereotypes. It’s these people who are adamant about living in the past and continue to oppress women. Traditionally, feminists are stereotyped as man-hating, lesbian, unshav...