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The Blue & Gray Press | April 21, 2018

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Women’s History Month: 100 years of women in music

March 16, 2017 |


Female musicians have a rich and complex history, and, over the past century, share much overlap with social movements of the era, including the fights for racial justice and LGBTQ equality. In celebration of Women’s History Month, we’re taking you decade by decade through the last 100 years of female musical artists.Read More

There are no rules for feminism

March 15, 2017 |


Following the release of her recent Vanity Fair spread, actress Emma Watson is being shamed for the photos that appeared in the magazine. She is being told her pictures are too revealing and that she is not allowed to display her body in such a manner. Comments have appeared on social media insisting that she cannot wear whatever she wants and still call herself a feminist. How would you feel about thousands of people commenting on what you can and cannot do as a woman?Read More

DuPont gallery opening plays with gender and interaction

February 2, 2017 |


“A Hot Smidge” by Sidney Mullis was the first art exhibit this semester to take over the duPont Gallery. Having never been to art exhibition opening myself, I had no idea what I was going to walk into. I felt uneasy walking up the steps into duPont hall, trying to remember the few words I learned in my art history class. All of that faded away, however, when I saw the exhibition I had previously looked on the website for an overview of what to expect, but nothing could have prepared me for the enthusiasm and emotions displayed, not only in the various works, but in the gallery-goers themselves.Read More

Clinton v. Fiorina: rethinking feminism for political parties

February 11, 2016 |


Many people believe that all women involved in politics have the same political goals and ambitions. However, there are two women who prove this to be untrue with their polar opposite policy agendas. Hillary Clinton and Carly Fiorina take on the modern political agenda with plans for change.Read More

Feminists march on campus against rape culture

April 1, 2015 |


Feminists United on Campus held a march on Tuesday in an effort to create awareness about and open a discussion concerning rape culture on the University of Mary Washington campus.Read More

Op-Ed: Why UMW is not a ‘feminist friendly campus’

January 29, 2015 |


Last semester I was asked if I thought the University of Mary Washington was a “feminist friendly campus.” At the time, I said yes it was, citing the record-breaking number of sign-ups Feminists United received at Club … Read More

Feminists United attends rally on Capitol Hill

September 17, 2014 |


Thirty members of the University of Mary Washington’s Feminists United on Campus attended the We Are Woman Constitution Day Rally on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. Read More

Feminism and Fashion Collide on Campus

November 16, 2011 |


When I think of feminism, all I see is Birkenstocks. Those highly unattractive brown leather sandals that make people look exactly like hobbits from the ankle down. Maybe it’s because I’ve never really understood what modern … Read More

Speaker advocates against pornography

March 24, 2011 |


“In pornography men make hate to women’s bodies,” said anti-pornography activist Gail Dines to a responsive audience at the Great Hall on March 16.Read More

Vaginas, outspoken

April 2, 2009 |


Penises have an interesting, albeit somewhat positive reputation for the most part; phallic imagery runs rampant in literature, Freud’s “Penis Envy” certainly has a reputation, the penis represents power, and it has penetrated many aspects of life other … Read More

Local Wants NOW at MW

October 2, 2008 |


“I’m not a feminist,” is the response that Diana Egozcue frequently receives when she asks young women to state their views on feminism.

This type of reaction reveals the current generation’s desire to distance itself from previous generations’ … Read More

Letter to the Editor: Feminism is as Necessary as Ever

March 27, 2008 |

The following letter was written in response to “This March, No Need for Women to March” (March 13, 2008, The Bullet):

Dear Editor:

It seems that every March there is an inevitable “why women’s history month is unnecessary” or “how … Read More

Vagina Monologues Return to UMW

March 27, 2008 |


The opening monologue of Eve Ensler’s The Vagina Monologues immediately addresses the audience.

“I bet you’re worried. We were worried too. We were worried about vaginas.”

For the uninitiated UMW students waiting in Great Hall on March … Read More