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These legs were made for marching

These legs were made for marching

Heather Montoya

March 30, 2018

Marching. Where would women be without it? American women have historically held marches to call for justice when justice was denied. Women marched for the right to vote, equal rights, gun control, the right to make choices for themselves and other social injustices. Without marching, would women...

Seeing the Signs: When to leave an abusive relationship

Seeing the Signs: When to leave an abusive relationship

Gaige Davila

March 30, 2018

One hundred forty-six women in Texas were killed by a former or current partner in 2016. One in three Texans will face domestic abuse in their lifetimes. Bexar County is the fourth deadliest county for domestic violence, according to the Texas Council on Family Violence. With those statistics in mind,...

Why Didn’t You Say Anything Sooner?

Why Didn’t You Say Anything Sooner?

Diana Amaya

March 30, 2018

One of the first questions after someone has accused another person of sexual assault, harassment or misconduct is, “Why didn’t you say anything sooner?” With many starting a dialogue about what it means to move past such harmful interactions, we have seen more open discussions about being on...

Tampon Tax

Tampon Tax

Sydney Lamoureux

March 30, 2018

  Feminine hygiene products are included in the sales tax base in most of the United States. Consequently, half the population in the United States is taxed every month when purchasing supplies for menstruation. This burden has been coined the “tampon tax.” Over the past few years, twelve...

Mental health in the mind of a college student

Mental health in the mind of a college student

Natalie Hollenbeck

March 30, 2018

Millennials have become the butt of baby-boomers’ jokes. Millenials have been on the receiving end of intentional attacks over workplace-readiness. Baby-boomers feel that millennials are entitled and unambitious, and this image is portrayed in news broadcasts and articles, advertisements, television...

Book Review: Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer

Book Review: Text Me When You Get Home by Kayleen Schaefer

Sydney Lamoureux

March 30, 2018

In journalist Kayleen Schaefer’s novel Text Me When You Get Home: The Evolution and Triumph of Modern Female Friendship, the history and future of female friendships are explored and celebrated through multi-generational pop culture references. Published Feb. 6, 2018, Schaefer’s novel exhibits an...

Rouge Noir

Rouge Noir

Sabrina Longoria

March 30, 2018

When the wolf skulked through the woods, Red betrayed not a single fear, though her curling fingers did tremble, Mother’s warnings grown constant in her ear. Be wary, my sweet, for you are never safe, not leaving our home alone, not smiling at “friendly” strangers, not enjoying...

PLUR

PLUR

Ethan Pham

March 30, 2018

Peace. Love. Unity. Respect. PLUR is the four letter acronym that nearly everyone in the rave community knows by heart. PLUR is a term that transcends the dance floors and bass-ridden spaces of the rave community. What once started as a simple set of principles has manifested into an entire ideology...

Hold My Hand

Hold My Hand

Kimiya Factory

March 30, 2018

Who am I? I mean really, who the hell am I? Am I the black woman who lays her edges and finally learns to embrace her blackness, or am I the artsy black girl who guiltily enjoys the aesthetic of gentrification and the white stigma that comes with it? Does this make me bitter? Do I radiate an angry...

Q&A with Dr. Jackie Cuevas

Q&A with Dr. Jackie Cuevas

Vivian Guillen

March 30, 2018

UTSA professor Jackie Cuevas, Ph.D, teaches Chicana Feminist Writers, Mexican American Literature, Feminist Theory/Literary Theories, Introduction to LGBTQ Studies and much more, with most of her English courses cross-listed with Mexican American Studies and Women’s Studies. In 2016, Cuevas was...

Profile: Chelsea Taylor

Profile: Chelsea Taylor

Frankie Leal

March 30, 2018

Former UTSA track star Chelsea Taylor is constantly serving the female community around her in any way she can. Whether it’s coaching pageants or publicly speaking on the importance of body positivity, Taylor hopes to be a guiding light to young girls who may be living in a world of darkness. Despite...

Profile: Meet Professor Sarah Montoya

Profile: Meet Professor Sarah Montoya

Isaac Serna

March 30, 2018

Practicality or design brought Professor Sarah Montoya back to UTSA, with one significant difference—she is behind the lectern. Her research ranges from feminism, cyber studies, and the LGBTQ community to colonialism. Montoya was UTSA’s first student to earn a bachelor’s degree in Women’s Studies....