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Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival returns on Wednesday

Staff Report

March 19, 2019

The Central Illinois Feminist Film Festival will be from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday in the Doudna Lecture Hall. Four contest selections from fictional films and four contest selections from documentary films will be showed. Fictional films will start at 4 p.m., and documentary films will start at 4:30 p.m. ...

Feminism is not the same as man-hating

October 2, 2018

When people hear the word feminist, different images may pop into their heads. They may think of a liberal fanatic wearing a pink hat and screaming into the void about the patriarchy, or maybe a left-wing goddess who doesn’t shave her legs to shove it to the patriarchy and who subtly thinks herse...

Ludlow to speak on 2017 and 2018 women’s marches

Andrew Paisley, Campus Reporter

January 23, 2018

Women’s marches both past and present will be talked about in a speech entitled “Nevertheless, She Persisted” at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the University Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. English professor Jeannie Ludlow, the coordinator of the women’s, gender and sexuality...

Feminism workshop talks gender equality

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter

February 6, 2017

Three graduate students spoke on how to advocate for gender equality at “Feminism in Action,” one of the many workshops at the EIUnity Diversity Conference on Friday. Porfirio Gallegos, a college student studying college student affairs, said feminism is not about saying women are better than...

“Shirley Valentine” shows feminism and independence

Liz Stephens, City Reporter

January 24, 2017

“Shirley Valentine,” a one-woman play that embodies issues of feminism and independence, will be shown by the Charleston Community Theatre starting 7:30 p.m. Friday at the Tarble Arts Center. Director Kathryn Stewart said “Shirley Valentine” features a middle-aged woman who is a mother ...

Showcase to share women victims’ stories

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief

November 28, 2016

  The National Association of Colored Women’s Club will speak on the female perspective of police brutality during a “Hear my Voice, Unmasking the Truth” presentation 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. NACWC President Kayla Slusher said the members...

S.L.U.T. Walks take to the streets

Students and community members chant, “claim our bodies, claim our right, take a stand, take back the night,” during the S.L.U.T Walk Tuesday in front of Old Main.

Angelica Cataldo, Entertainment Reporter

October 4, 2016

Mattoon resident Sue Dhermy was among the first participants to show up with a megaphone and SACIS shirt in hand to participate in EIU FEM’s fourth annual S.L.U.T. Walk Tuesday night. Dhermy was there to support sexual assault survivors and SACIS. “There should be zero tolerance of sexual assault on col...

Column: A word from a feminist: “I Woke Up Like This”

Samantha Middendorf, Entertainment Editor

August 27, 2014

Gwen Stefani explained it best: “This year, the ladies are taking over.” Of the 18 awards presented Sunday at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards, 11 were given to female artists.  Out of the eight live performances, five were done by or featured female artists. More importantly, Beyoncé was given t...

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