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The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

The student news site of Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Illinois.

The Daily Eastern News

Gisella Mancera

COLUMN: How inherent is motherhood?

Gisella Mancera, Columnist February 24, 2022

Motherhood is a valued part of the human experience and no one can deny that mothers have a unique role in child-rearing. Carrying your future child for 9 months, going through a lengthy and painful birthing...

Column: Men need to speak up against catcalling

Destiny Blanchard, Opinions Writer May 24, 2021
I wonder how many women have been verbally harassed by a man while other men watched silently.

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...

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...

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...

Feminism workshop talks gender equality

Kennedy Nolen, Multicultural Reporter February 5, 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...

“Shirley Valentine” shows feminism and independence

Liz Stephens, City Reporter January 23, 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...

Showcase to share women victims’ stories

Kalyn Hayslett, Editor-in-Chief November 27, 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...

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.

S.L.U.T. Walks take to the streets

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...

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...

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