Art by Madeline Duvall Editor's Note: This article contains triggers for sexual violence, domestic violence and harassment. In a follow-up meeting, Director of Public Safety Dawn Emrich expressed concern about the accuracy of the staff editorial’s statement that “an officer is not always available.” Although this statement is true based on several of our staff members' … [Read more...] about Staff Editorial: Women Should Not Have To Walk Alone
Photo by Milan Loiacono I am privileged and lucky, and yet even I have been afraid to walk alone at night; even I have been told that I am a bad feminist for wearing makeup and loving pink; and even I have been accused of earning something not because of my skills but because of my physical appearance. There are countless expectations for what it means to be a woman and … [Read more...] about Letter From the Editor | Currents Spring 2020
Art by Madeline Duvall … [Read more...] about Feminism in the United States: A Storied History
Photo courtesy of Ron Hall | Design by Logan Wood It is hard to miss the many awards that fill the walls of Cyndia Clegg’s office. But perhaps one of the most striking is a 1999 certificate from Pepperdine naming Clegg a distinguished professor of English. “I was the only woman distinguished professor until about the last decade,” Clegg said.Pepperdine grants … [Read more...] about Cyndia Clegg: Breaking Barriers on Campus
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?