By Kyle Richardson | Staff Writer | President Barack Obama proposed a new rule to help create equal pay for women in the workforce, after the seven year anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. A topic that isn’t as openly spoken about, equal pay, has always been a hot commodity in the United States history. Today, women in the United States, on average, are paid on average 79 cents to a man’s dollar according to the Associated Press. “As a society, we need to acknowledge that women are just as important,” said CSUSB student, Katherine Vargas, a junior. “It’s a big deal that women are still getting paid less than men, but I think … [Read more...] about Men and women should get same pay
By Ivanna Carlos |Staff Writer| Not everyone knows what feminism is; each person may have a different definition of feminism. I introduced a survey of five questions to the campus, of which 38 females and 21 males participated. Do you think women should be paid the same amount as men for the same job? 38 females answered yes. 20 males answered yes, 1 male answered no. Do you think women should have the same rights as a man under the law? 38 females answered yes, 21 males answered yes. Do you know what feminism is? 36 females answered yes, 2 females answered no. 18 males answered yes, 3 males answered no. From the 59 students surveyed, we can determine that 97 … [Read more...] about Feminism polls show mixed feelings
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?