Keep It In Your Pants

Throughout history, men have felt entitled to women’s bodies. Today, this entitlement often translates to the sharing of pictures of genitalia, especially without invitation. After a couple of conversations surrounding the topic of so-called dick pics, The Acorn decided to conduct a poll to see how often people receive unsolicited pictures of a penis. The results were disappointing, but not at all surprising. Of the … Continue reading Keep It In Your Pants

A Reflection of Its Time: Women Are Still Underrepresented

Time Magazine released its list of the 100 Most Influential people of 2018 on Thursday, April 19. This year’s list honors 14-year-old Millie Bobby Brown, making her the youngest honoree in history, and also has a record number of 45 women. This is a historic moment and hopefully, it serves its purpose to reshape the view society has of strong women. However, for all of … Continue reading A Reflection of Its Time: Women Are Still Underrepresented

Continuing the Conversation About Title IX

“The next question I have for you is about a subject I know is very important to you….We take very seriously our obligations under Title IX to protect our women on campus and all of our community members on campus. At times it feels like an uphill battle because the causes of sexual violence, of sexual assault, of sexual harassment, are so bred in the … Continue reading Continuing the Conversation About Title IX

Keep Showing Up. Keep Showing Out.

by Kassel Franco Garibay On January 21, 2017, I stood in the streets of New York City along with half a million people to march for women’s rights. To be completely fair, it was not so much marching as it was shuffling in one place for five hours, taking a ridiculously long time to advance a single block and then being stopped a few meters … Continue reading Keep Showing Up. Keep Showing Out.

Stop Pushing my Buttons and Open the Door

Think twice the next time you raise one of your two empty and abled hands to press the button that opens the doors automatically to the EC or any other building on campus. Definitely think thrice if you are doing it so that you can drag your two lazy and abled feet inside. Or even if you have something in one of your hands, you … Continue reading Stop Pushing my Buttons and Open the Door

There Is Still Time To Stop New Neutrality

On December 15, 2017, Comcast unveils their new Super Fast Deluxe Internet Package- complete with unrestricted internet speeds, Netflix subscription, and complete social media access- all for the low, low price of $200 per month. Consumers can add on sports and gaming packages including access to ESPN and Xbox Live for only $15 per month more! Now that’s not the reality, at least for the … Continue reading There Is Still Time To Stop New Neutrality

White People Don’t Get to Define Racism

By Kassel Franco Garibay Not for the first time, this week I had a white straight man try to define my experience as a Mexican living in the United States for me. Over the last year and a half, I have had men make assumptions about what it is like to be a young Mexican woman studying abroad in the U.S. While some assumptions are … Continue reading White People Don’t Get to Define Racism