2020 marks 100 years of women’s right to vote, but the fight towards equality continues to stay relevant around the globe. CSUSB hosted its third annual 50/50 Movement on September 17. Students, faculty, and the community were invited to join the movement through the virtual platform, Zoom. In total, 149 staff, faculty, and students gathered on Zoom for this event. According to Diversity and Inclusion Manager, Denise Banuelos, the previous year saw 80 in attendance for the in-person event. The 50/50 Movement is a global initiative aimed to discuss how to improve society and guarantee a more gender-balanced world. Keynote speaker Eloise Gomez Reyes, five panelists, and a guest … [Read more...] about Campus community gathered virtually to support the fight for gender equality
On March 9, 2020, the campus community held a reception in the Center for Global Innovation's lobby in celebration of International Women's Day. CSUSB’s Center for International Studies and Programs and The Santos Manuel Student Union Women’s Resource Center co-hosted a celebration of International Women’s Day 2020 with a gallery exhibit on campus. Dr. Tatiana Karmonova spoke in front of attendees at the start of the reception and touches on the gender wage gap as well as maternity leave. "I hope this small event inspires you to take action and to advocate for equal rights of women," stated Dean Karmonova. Nautica Harden, a sophomore and international business … [Read more...] about International Women’s Day gallery exhibit strikes conversations of gender equality on campus
By Nicholas Whitt |Staff Writer| Gender equality is a necessity in today's society, and all forms of entertainment should follow this—especially video games. Recently, video game companies joined the movement for fair gender representation, but have they truly? Female lead characters in video games have become a trend lately with the release of "Assassin's Creed Syndicate," the sequel "Rise of the Tomb Raider," and now the introduction to Linkle — Link's (from "The Legend of Zelda franchise) female counterpart. Are video game companies doing this for profit or because they genuinely want a female presence in their product? Wait, sounds like that might be the money train coming … [Read more...] about Do video companies really care about gender equality?
By Rachel Molina |Staff Writer| Celebrities and major fashion industries have begun to develop gender-neutral clothing due to a shift of cultural values. Fashion allows everyone to express themselves and convey their identity through what they wear and Jaden Smith has done just that. Sixteen-year-old Smith, son of actor Will Smith, donned some interesting fashion choices that has sparked the media when he attended weekend two of Coachella. In the duration of his time there, his clothing choices consisted of a big floppy hat, two dress-like tunics, and a red floral crown. Smith’s style choice has received a lot of attention as well as … [Read more...] about Famous fashion goers join gender neutral ranks