Category Archives: RIGHTS

The Monument Quilt: Letting Survivors Take A Stand

Haylee Followell | Lifestyle |hf211816@ohio.edu

On Oct. 13 in Peden Stadium, there was a sense of solemnity. There are no voices, but over the speakers classical music is being played. The Monument Quilt was a display made up of 1,000 quilts made from survivors of sexual assault and rape, speaking out about their abuse. October 13 marks the first time this display has ever been at Ohio University.

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In The Wake of Another Tragedy, When Will We Take On Gun Control?

Mackenzie Kane | Society Staff Writer | mk931915@ohio.edu

On Oct. 1, 2017, what has been said to be the deadliest mass shooting in America occurred at the Route 91 Harvest Music Festival in Las Vegas, Nevada. The shooting left 58 people dead and over 500 others injured. Fifty-eight people died at an event they attended with family and friends to have a good night. This is not the first time something like this has happened in America, and if changes aren’t made, it will not be the last.

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Four Reasons Why I Have Issues With “Thirteen Reasons Why”

Raichel Jenkins | Editor-in-Chief | rj790813@ohio.edu

Like many, I eagerly set out to binge-watch “Thirteen Reasons Why” on Netflix. I found myself just as frustrated with Clay for dodging watching the tapes for thirteen episodes, but ultimately found myself frusturated for other reasons. This is a short show and I really struggled to finish it and only recently came to understand why that is. *Warning there are some spoilers in this review.

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What Really Was the Women’s March?

Lifestyle Staff Writer| Josephine Celeste| jc276114@ohio.edu

You all have heard something about the march – whether it be positive or negative. You probably even know someone who went to one, considering there were over 600 sister marches. I went to the march in D.C. with my mom, cousin, and aunt while staying with my godfather and his family – just a few metro stops from where the march occurred.

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OU Students attend Women’s Marches all over Midwest and DC

Lifestyle Staff Writer| Ben Vizy| bv531614@ohio.edu

On January 21, 2017, the newly inaugurated President Trump’s first full day in office, millions of women took to the streets all over the country in protest against the man they feel will put their rights in danger. Over 500 cities hosted marches, including at least seven major cities in Ohio. Among this crowd were women of all walks of life, including — quite often — college students.

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Two Movements, One Ideal: Pro-Life v. Pro-Choice

Lifestyle Writer |Morgan Coovert| mc312215@ohio.edu

The age-old war between Pro-Life and Pro-Choice advocates continues to force its way into the cracks and crevices of our everyday lives. Whether it’s a poster, pamphlet, protest, advertisement, or speaker it’s clear that there’s no end in sight for the battle between the two movements. And there shouldn’t be, because although it may be a tired issue, its core involves human life and human rights, neither of which should be taken lightly.

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What Brock Turner’s Early Release Means for College Women

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Morgan Coovert | mc312215@ohio.edu | Instagram: @mcoovs

This summer, Brock Turner was the name on the lips of thousands of Americans who were shocked by the result of his trial. In January of 2015, Turner, former Stanford swimmer, was accused of raping an unconscious woman behind a dumpster on the school’s campus. Two grad students served as witnesses and said, as BuzzFeed reports, they found him, “aggressively thrusting his hips into her.” The boys called out, and Turner began to run, with one student chasing after him. That night, he was arrested.

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Small Bras, Big Boobs

Lifestyle Staff Writer | Lauren Cartwright | lc607512@ohio.edu | @lauren_loma 

This year’s Secret Swimsuit Special shows model, Elsa Hosk of Sweden as the face of the event. Source: Victoria's Secret via PRNewswire
This year’s Secret Swimsuit Special shows model, Elsa Hosk of Sweden as the face of the event. Source: Victoria’s Secret via PRNewswire

The 2016 Victoria’s Secret Swim Special aired March 9 to give women an inside look at the hottest swimsuits on some of the most beautiful models in the world. After seeing the Swim Special, it becomes obvious the brand lacks one thing — extended sizing.

Many women exalt Victoria’s Secret as the go-to option for lingerie on the market due to the company’s various 1,000 locations and large advertising budget. According to IBISWorld report in 2015, Victoria’s Secret brands have reported control of 61.8 percent of the U.S. lingerie market. This dominant lingerie retailer excludes curvy or plus-sized women who do not fit into the maximum size of an XL/18 and cup size 40 DDD. For swimwear, the size range is smaller, with the largest size being a 38 DD.

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