Special reporting by Brianna Willis and Maria Belen IturraldeArt by Caitlin RoarkShe was the only African American in her high school class of 63 students. Her friends often invited her to social gatherings to protect them because she looked scary; she was always placed in the back of the dance team; the administration chose a white student for homecoming queen, even though she … [Read more...] about If It Isn’t Intersectional, It Isn’t Feminism
Art by Aliya Edwards If feminism is advocating for equality of rights and opportunity between genders, then it is easy to say that everyone should be a feminist. Many men at Pepperdine and beyond agree, labeling themselves as feminists and hoping to contribute to a cultural change. Nonetheless, some men believe that fourth-wave feminism has overstepped its … [Read more...] about The Other Side: Can Men Be Feminists?
Currents magazine gave Seaver students the opportunity to share their perspectives on and experiences with gender inequality and feminism. A total of 221 students responded, including at least 134 women and at least 81 men. Here's what the data reveals. Almost 20% of students said they did not identify as feminists, and 14% were unsure. About half of students said a … [Read more...] about Students Share Perspectives on Gender Inequality
Photo courtesy of Julia Donlon The Pepperdine Theatre Department puts a thought-provoking twist on William Shakespeare’s “The Taming of the Shrew,” opening Wednesday, April 3 and running until Saturday, April 5 at Smothers Theatre. Scott Alan Smith, professor of Theater and director of the show, decided to swap the genders in this Shakespeare classic. This version of … [Read more...] about ‘Taming of the Shrew’ Debuts in Smothers
Infographic by Makena HueyMost students at Pepperdine know that the ratio of males to females is unbalanced. In fact, it is talked about so much that it has become a running joke among the students. But at what point does it become an issue in the classroom?According to the 2018 Pepperdine Admission facts for Seaver College, the undergraduate student body is 60 percent female … [Read more...] about The Effects of the Gender Ratio Issue in the Classroom