gender

Gender equality a larger societal issue

By UDBHAV AGARWAL – 8 years ago

I do not remember exactly when it happened, but somewhere over the last 18 years, I was told—not explicitly, though—that when I grow up, I will take care of my…

Workshop to promote female voices in electronic music

By JAKE SOLOMON – 9 years ago

With an eclectic mix of producers and musicians becoming popular in recent years, the electronic music industry seems to be representative of a wide array of people. However, the industry…

Gender neutral bathroom initiative advances

By BETHANY TERRY AND ANDRÉS ORR – 9 years ago

When Vassar went co-ed in 1969, house floors and wings were divided by gender. By the 1990s, all the houses, except for Strong, went co-ed. The term “gender neutral bathrooms”…

New Facebook gender choices a step forward

By LILY ELBAUM – 9 years ago

This week, Facebook unveiled a new feature: Users on the English site can now select a custom gender. Male and female are there, but there is now a “custom” choice,…

Panelists speak to maleness

By MARIE SOLIS – 9 years ago

Society’s patriarchal structure not only implicates the oppression of women, but also puts pressure on men to be the perfect embodiment of masculinity. Crying, expressing emotions and speaking honestly about…

Film screening to present realities of Haitian womanhood

By JULIA CUNNINGHAM AND ZIWEN WANG – 9 years ago

A Haitian proverb goes: Fanm se poto mitan, which means “women are the central pillars of society”. On Friday, Jan. 31, the Vassar Haiti Project (VHP), along with the Feminist…

Anti-feminism remains prevalent online

By LILY ELBAUM – 9 years ago

I was browsing SayAnything, one of the blogs frequented by Vassar students that provides a space for anonymous posting, which isn’t usually a good thing to do if you want…

Annual drag show incites controversy

By AJA SAALFELD – 10 years ago

Drag often evokes feelings of spectacle, of gender play and big, over the top  queens. And yet at this year’s Flawless Drag Show, presented by the Queer Coalition of Vassar…

Male contraception makes promising steps

By ANGELLA DELLA CROCE – 10 years ago

The Pill, vaginal rings, diaphragms, IUDs, birth control shots, female condoms, the Patch, implants, Plan B, and female sterilization. Aside from being various forms of birth control, these products have…