California public colleges will begin inquiring about applicants’ sexuality in 2013, opening a huge can of worms in regards to visibility and labeling.
In a time when casual sex has become ubiquitous in the college environment, the double standard attached to it seems to be loosening. Does this mean females can pursue sex for the sake of sex without being stigmatized by everyone else?
We’ve been quick to forgive Carrie Bradshaw and her couture-draped cohorts for their, often, rampant superficiality. But in “Sex and the City 2”, any blow for third-wave feminism is traded in for offensive representations.
It seems impossible that the notion of sexism still exists in today’s world. The 2008 elections marked the first time a woman was a serious candidate for president, while another came could have easily become our nation’s first female vice president. From these women, it could be assumed that the world is progressing toward an era of greater equality between the sexes. But an April 26 Washington Post column by author and University of Texas professor of sociology Mark Regnerus, entitled “Say Yes — What Are You Waiting For?” seems to prove otherwise.
By Marie Haka Issues of identity sometimes lead to division or strife, but UC Santa Cruz students are hoping to bring people together in an enjoyable and meaningful way to engage with an array of categories such as sexual and ethnic identity. UCSC’s 14th Annual Women of Color Film and Video Festival will create a [...]
By Marie Haka Next week, a heated battle will unfold in California’s highest court. On March 4, the California Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding the constitutionality of the state’s same-sex marriage ban. Petitioners challenging the ban include several same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses as well as citizens of the City and County of San [...]
By Marie Haka This past weekend, UC Santa Cruz students brought new meaning to the phrase “dance the night away.” Participants in the 24-Hour AIDS Dance-a-Thon danced all night to raise awareness and funds for AIDS-related local organizations. The event was held at the Porter/Kresge Dining Hall from noon last Saturday to noon on Sunday. [...]
By Cody-Leigh Mullin Art gallery openings, open mics, workshops and documentaries are coming together in an effort to celebrate the multi-faceted female community during UC Santa Cruz’s first Sister Solidarity month, from Feb. 23 through March 15. The kick-off will take place at the Women’s Center, with a photography showcase by two female students that [...]
By Marie Haka Founded over 40 years ago, the UC Santa Cruz Women’s Club connects members of the UCSC campus and the Santa Cruz community. In addition to hosting monthly speaker programs and offering a variety of interest groups, the Women’s Club fund raises extensively to award scholarships to transfer and reentry students. Although the [...]
By Melinda Széll They say luck comes in threes. At least, that’s what Rob Pennington is hoping. Pennington is the adviser to the pro-life campaign pushing for a parental-notification initiative on the California ballot this November. Nicknamed “Sarah’s Law” in memorial of a 15-year-old Texas teen who died from complications of an abortion her parents [...]