By Misty Williams |Staff Writer| This week the Santos Manuel Student Union will be hosting a lot of events that tackle feminist, race and transgender issues head on. On May 9 the SMSU women's resource center will host “Smashing the Patriarchy Feminist Bingo.” Unlike ordinary bingo, the stereotypes of feminism will be discussed, specifically topics surrounding if women should shave their legs, if women need to cook, and why women get paid lower wages than men. On May 10, there will be a screening of the film “Forgotten Heroes” by Delan Manongs. The film will be surrounding the struggle that farmworkers had to go through to gain rights. The film is based off of a … [Read more...] about Upcoming Events
By Ariana Cano |Staff Writer| Organizations, individuals, and celebrities have recently claimed to support feminism, yet many are ignorant to what feminism implies and what changes it seeks to enact. The term feminism is used to emphasize the disenfranchisement of females in this patriarchal system. Feminism is defined as the advocacy of women’s rights on the grounds of political, social, and economic equality to men. I believe it is essential to understand and advocate feminism as a movement for change, and to strive to be a feminist regardless of gender. How is it then, that these same organizations, individuals, and celebrities, who believe that women should have equal … [Read more...] about Feminism : Trend or movement?