Tag: women and gender studies

Consent Carnival Continues In Second Year

Consent and healthy sex practices emphasized at outdoor celebration BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE, ASSISTANT CULTURE EDITOR A vagina bean bag toss and lube tasting were just some of the fun that could be found at this year’s Consent Carnival. Held on…

Immigration And LGBTQ+ Collide On Policy

Associate Professor, Rachel Lewis, tackles immigration in her latest book BY IZZ LAMAGDELEINE COPY CHIEF When Rachel Lewis began her dissertation studies, it was not in studies about lesbian cinema or transnational feminism and human rights —it was in musicology, the study…

New LLC to Come to Mason

Gender and Social Justice Living Learning Community will join other Mason LLCs in the Fall BY LAURA SCUDDER, SOCIAL MEDIA EDITOR In Fall 2019, the Gender and Social Justice Living Learning Community (LLC) will come to Mason with a focus…

The Next Chapter In Ending Sexual Violence At Mason

A call to action encouraging discussion, training and education BY ABIGAIL ADCOX STAFF WRITER The pledge initiative to end sexual violence at Mason began four years ago. This call to action continues today through events like Chapter Next: Ending Sexual Violence….

Resources for Mason’s LGBTQ+ Community

Learn more about Mason’s Safe Zone and other resources available to students BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER Actress and trans rights activist Laverne Cox once said, “I’ve never been interested in being invisible and erased.” However, incidents of invisibility, erasure…

Global Perspectives Come Together at Mason

International Fellows Deliver Powerful Presentations on Gender Issues BY BROOKE LEWITAS, STAFF WRITER Three international fellows drew a small but diverse crowd in the Johnson Center’s Gold Room on Tuesday, Sept. 18 for the Global Perspectives Conference. The conference was…

Consent Carnival Packs Wilkins Plaza

Find out how students are incorporating consent with carnival games… BY ANGELIQUE ARINTOK In collaboration with Women & Gender Studies,  the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME), Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer (LGBTQ) Resources and Student Government,…

Dr. Davis Addresses Women’s Leadership Conference

HIGHEST RANKING WOMAN AT MASON DELIVERS INSPIRING SPEECH TO FEMALE STUDENTS  By Olivia Booth, Staff Writer Roosevelt at Mason partnered with the Honors College, Women and Gender Studies, and the LEAD office to host the Women’s Leadership Conference to embolden…

Students release sexual assault demands

BY GRACE ZIPPERER, STAFF WRITER During Patriots in Action Week, which ran from Nov. 28 to Dec. 2, student government helped spread the word about the Women and Gender Studies department’s sexual assault prevention demands for the Mason administration. This…

Unraveling understandings of feminism

This story was first published in the April 27 issue of Fourth Estate. Hannah Menchhoff, Online Lifestyle Editor When asking Mason students about their thoughts on feminism anonymously over the popular app, Yik Yak, responses varied from “it needs to…