Make UPS Safe Again

cw: Sexist Language Phi Delta Theta has produced a new series of apparel for its members. One t-shirt design in particular includes the phrase, “Make UPS Great Again”, a reference to the Donald Trump presidential campaign slogan. Upon hearing of this t-shirt design I was initially stunned and confused.

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Tireless: Reflections on the Place of Gender Studies at the University of Puget Sound

by: Ryan Coleman I did not find a home here at Puget Sound, I found a home in the Gender Studies program. I came to this University fresh off the most difficult summer of my life. I started coming out as gay to friends and family without really understanding myself or my sexuality in a [...]

Activism, Academic Language(s), and Linguistics: Deconstructing Feminist Dialect

by: Tosia Klincewicz Each of us is constantly negotiating many different contexts of experience. In my experiences as a feminist and a student at a liberal arts University, I’ve noticed a meaningful divide between various registers of feminism, namely, between what I’ve come to call “academic” (think Foucault and Butler) and “vernacular” (“f*ck the patriarchy”) [...]

On Feminism and Tiaras: Musings on my Disneyland Experiences

by: Erica Rochelle I have always been a Disney Princess fan. I can’t remember a time when I didn’t squeal at the sight of Cinderella on a product. I love the pink. I love the glitter. I love the sparkles, and diamonds, and tiaras, and true love’s first kiss. I’m a sucker for all of [...]

Your Questions, Answered!

by: staff You can find Wetlands every Friday in the SUB tabling, spreading the info, spreading the love, and promoting our Spring ’14 submission deadline, April 1st. On Friday February 28th, Wetlands posed a challenge to the students of Puget Sound. Ask us a question, and our staff will answer it here on our blog. [...]

Answers to ASK? Wetlands Questions

by: staff You can find Wetlands every Friday in the SUB tabling, spreading the info, spreading the love, and promoting our Spring '14 submission deadline, April 1st. On Friday February 21st, Wetlands posed a challenge to the students of Puget Sound. Ask us a question, and our staff will answer it here on our blog. [...]

Feminists in Stilettos (oh shit!) by Lindsay Conrad

I’ve been thinking a lot about femininity lately. Particularly how femininity is perceived in various circles of society, namely the feminist community. As a feminist who participates in “traditional” presentations of femininity, I’ve experienced a lot of backlash from some feminist circles for “internalizing patriarchal gender norms.” Assumptions about what a feminist looks like, or [...]