Editorial

Siri Reinforces Gender Roles

September 13, 2017

In the often-stifling environment of the 1950s, one of the few careers predominantly open to women was secretary or personal assistant. She was supposed to organize the daily activities of her bosses — most of […]

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Opinions: Academia Should Question Its Foundations

March 22, 2017

The social sciences are rarely interested in investigating their foundations. By accepting the initial assumptions and standard methodologies that make up these foundations, academics are able to undertake the “real work” of, say, forecasting economic […]

Columns

Opinion: Feminism is about equality

February 29, 2016

Feminism gets a bad rap in today’s society. Front runners of the feminist movement such as actress Emma Watson and singer Beyoncé have tried to dispel confusion and bring a positive light to the topic. […]

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Try giving feminism a chance

November 20, 2014

For much of my life I was raised by a single mother and lived with four sisters. It was definitely an interesting childhood, which I was reminded of the other day when I was watching […]

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Editor Remembers Mackenzie McDermott

October 16, 2014

For many of us at the Truman Media Network, Mackenzie’s McDermott’s death is deeply personal. During her freshman and sophomore years, Mackenzie was a columnist for the Index. She also wrote music reviews for KTRM. […]

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Student Dies While Abroad

October 16, 2014 and

Former junior Mackenzie Kathleen McDermott passed away Oct. 7 in her apartment in Burgos, Spain. The autopsy report has yet to be released, but Spanish authorities confirmed the 20-year-old died of natural causes and said […]

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Feminism is equality

September 25, 2014

Emma Watson, actress and Brown University graduate, gave a speech Sept. 20 to the United Nations for the HeForShe campaign, which is working for women’s rights and activism throughout the world. Watson discussed the sexism […]

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Feminism has a place in TV

April 24, 2014

Being the best representation of feminism on television is every girl’s dream, but it’s Amy Poehler’s destiny. There is something about a ditzy, blonde, unlucky-in-love damsel in distress that makes most television writers go crazy. Greg Daniels and Michael Schur, creators of the hilarious and absurd television show Parks and Recreation, and its main character Leslie Knope, are not among them. Instead, they envisioned a passionate, determined and whip-smart blonde who always stands up for what she believes in — and what she believes in is feminism, love and waffles. […]