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fem·i·nism ˈfeməˌnizəm/ noun   The advocacy of women’s rights on the basis of the equality of the sexes.   An innumerable amount of people would say that if you’re a feminist you have this belief that females are superior to males along with bearing a strong animosity. In reality, females only desire and demand men to...

Spring is approaching and that means that we can throw on our denim shorts, store away our heavy scarves and restock on swim suits. The new season gives us the opportunity to reinvent ourselves, permanently or just for the aesthetics for the next few months. This spring, its time to cut it off. This can mean many...

During the past couple of years, Marvel movies have gained popularity among the general public and their usual fans. Even those who weren’t followers of the superhero films have now developed a taste for them. More recently in the Marvel universe, “Black Panther” and more specifically the fictional African nation of...

Black women were the first people in whom I saw the concept of strength, beauty, intelligence and poise. As members of the black feminist movement, they are both underrepresented and misrepresented. Being raised by my mother and grandmother, I naturally formed some of the strongest bonds with black women, and that...

As a society, we seem to have this idea that feminists, or let me rephrase this—“real feminists”—have to reject all social constructs of feminine beauty. By this I mostly mean that any good feminist shouldn’t wear makeup, or trendy clothes or be bothered to shave. But the concept that a woman has to look, dress, act...

UH’s Student Feminist Organization has been meeting to promote gender equity, social justice and student success through weekly group discussions. In 2009, UH alumni Amanda Williams and Andrea Pratt founded SFO to inform and educate students about feminism. Their goal was to inspire members to abolish social...

Elizabeth Rodriguez/Photo by Emily Burleson|Cooglife Elizabeth Rodriguez, psychology sophomore “It could be anyone. It could be someone really tall or really short, someone who’s more big or more skinny. It could be anyone. It could be a guy, too. Guys believe in equal rights as well. Most people would think of women...

To some, the word feminist is an obsolete title like suffragette or abolitionist, but Celestina Billington, the president of UH’s Student Feminist Organization, wants you to think differently. Students voted SFO as the Best Student Organization this year, the org prides itself on inclusivity and tolerance. Since its...