By Shane Burrell |Sports Editor| & Loydie Burmah |Opinions Editor| Queer collegiate athletes can risk their professional careers by coming out. Queer college athletes have a higher risk of risking their professional sports careers by coming out due to the lack of support from the professional sports community. Coming out is an ongoing process, and for the queer athlete revealing one’s true identity does not stop in the locker room. “Homophobia is a salient theme within both collegiate and non-collegiate male athletic subcultures,” wrote researchers Kenneth B. Muir and Trina Seitz in their participant-observational study on machismo, misogyny, and homophobia within … [Read more...] about Queer athletes deserve recognition
By Essence Dennis |Staff Writer| Misogyny, Transphobia, Boko Haram—these words should scare you. They are literally and figuratively detrimental to the health of women around the world, transgender individuals who are accepting themselves, and Boko Haram who are popping people off as if they were toy soldiers a toddler chucks away with no thought. “We should clothe ourselves with compassion and act in such a way that exudes kindness,” said student Nicholas Navarro. However, countless slayings and acts of violence, especially against women have occurred and are continuing to escalate. In Detroit, Mary “Unique” Spears, a mother of three, was murdered after she rejected a … [Read more...] about It’s a strange world we live in
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?