By Sophia Beriro In 2017, at 91 years old, the infamous Hugh Hefner passed away. Hefner, the publisher of Playboy magazine created an empire for himself and spun it into the media and entertainment industry giant which we know today. As a self-proclaimed feminist who helped “achieve” freedom of sexual expression, Hefner died under the … Continue reading Endangered Bunnies – The Secrets of Playboy
By Riley DeMarrais There are currently two bills in the Florida state legislature, HB 1557 and SB 1834, each stating that a school district “may not encourage classroom discussion about sexual orientation or gender identity in primary grade levels or in a manner that is not age-appropraite or developmentally appropriate for students.” If the bill … Continue reading “Don’t Say Gay” Bill
By Sydney Vasquez Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, men and women. These are ways that people often greet a crowd. They yell “Ladies and Gentlemen!” to get everyone's attention and up until a couple years ago I wouldn't even bat an eye at this greeting. It was normal to me. Myself or the person … Continue reading A guide to gender-inclusive language
By Emma Thelke Generation Z, or “Gen Z”, is defined by numerous cultural events such as the fast-paced development of technology, terrorism, and now two economic recessions, but a recent Gallup Poll has shown another cultural phenomenon among this generation. As of 2020, 5.7% of Gen Z adults identify as LGBTQ+, which is more than … Continue reading 1 in 6 Gen Z adults identify as LGBTQ+
By Shreya Bandyopadhyay Growing up as a first generation [insert here] in America is one of the biggest challenges kids have to deal with in the face of American conformity and tradition; so one could imagine how growing up as a first generation Indian woman in West Virginia was not the easiest. The first time … Continue reading In Between a Samosa and a Pizza: Stuck Between Two Cultures
By Kayla Parker Let’s talk about being multiracial or multiethnic in America. This growing phenomenon, while not necessarily new to the United States, is much more visible today as our communities grow more diverse, coming out of the prejudices that have defined the entirety of the country for generations. Because of this, there is a … Continue reading So, what are you?
By Molly Meyer Kehoe I am an athlete. I have played many different sports from kindergarten soccer to middle school volleyball to high school tennis. I am a sister. I have a brother who is a year and a half younger than me, and at every stage of my life he has been my … Continue reading I am a feminist. Can I also be insecure?
By Claire Pieper I grew up in a small Midwest town. When I tell people, I get responses like, “Me too” or, “I bet my school was smaller.” Trust me, my school was smaller. I graduated with 23 students. That includes a foreign exchange student and myself. My town has a population of 754 … Continue reading Feminism in rural Wisconsin is not dead
By Eleanor West Growing up with not one, but two moms has sculpted me into the person I am today — and I would not change a thing. Both my parents are smart, funny and highly compassionate. They taught my siblings and I what it means to be a good person, and how to respect … Continue reading What not to say to someone with two moms
By Claire VanValkenburg Hi there, Claire here. Before you begin reading, I want to share that I am very much in the beginning stages of learning, and I may have made some mistakes in my attempt to educate. If this is the case, let Bell know and we will make corrections accordingly. A Facebook post … Continue reading I’m ace and not straight: here’s what that means