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HeForShe Student Film Encourages Discussion Around Gender Equality Movement

HeForShe Student Film Encourages Discussion Around Gender Equality Movement

By Lexi Faunce, News Editor

April 8, 2016


Filed under News, University News

NYU filmmakers highlights NYU's involvement in gender equality movements in the HeForShe film.

Leadership Conference to Discuss Women of Color in Higher Education

Leadership Conference to Discuss Women of Color in Higher Education

By Brooke Jensen, Contributing Writer

April 6, 2016


Filed under News, University News

WSN examines the female leadership at NYU and breaks down the race within the women who have held these position.

Researchers find male-on-male worm action is result of genetic variation

Researchers find male-on-male worm action is result of genetic variation

By Ludovica Grieco, Contributing Writer

October 14, 2015


Filed under News, University News

New study by NYU professors finds that a variation in a single gene in the Caenorhabditis elegans worm results in sexual male on male worm action.

Fashion campaigns challenge gender norms

By Adryan Son and David Bologna

September 16, 2015


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

ACNE, Dior, and Hood by Air break down gender and race constraints so previously ingrained in the fashion world.

Clothes fight baby beauty standards

Clothes fight baby beauty standards

By Madison Reis, Contributing Writer

September 14, 2015


Filed under Beauty & Style, Features

Last April, NYU employee Jason Y. Evans snapped a photo in NYU’s very own bookstore of a girls’ “I hate my thighs” onesie right next to a boys’ “I’m super” onesie, complete with a cape and all. Evans posted the photo to Facebook with the caption: “I had a very difficult time not r...

Newsweek lifts skirt on Silicon Valley sexism

Newsweek lifts skirt on Silicon Valley sexism

By Zahra Haque, Staff Columnist

February 10, 2015


Filed under Opinion

Newsweek's recent controversial cover starts a necessary dialogue about gender bias in the tech industry.

Sexual assault against males necessitates attention

Sexual assault against males necessitates attention

By Lena Rawley, Staff Columnist

October 10, 2014


Filed under Opinion

Sexual assault against males also necessitates attention.

Dept. of Ed. releases guidelines for protecting transgender students

Dept. of Ed. releases guidelines for protecting transgender students

By Kavish Harjai, News Editor

March 12, 2014


Filed under News

The New York City Department of Education revealed guidelines that protect the interest and safety of transgender students in public schools on March 10. “‘Transgender’ is a term which describes people whose gender identity or gender expression is different from their assigned sex at bir...

NYU Reacts: Facebook adds list of 50 gender categories, expands pronoun choices

NYU Reacts: Facebook adds list of 50 gender categories, expands pronoun choices

February 19, 2014


Filed under News

Social media giant Facebook announced its addition more than 50 new gender categories for users to identify themselves with this on Feb. 13. It also expanded pronoun choices from “him/his” and “her” to include “them/they.” CAS sophomore Amy Peterson said this is a positive change for ide...

FRINGE: Breaking barriers

FRINGE: Breaking barriers

November 21, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Fashion Week, Features

Hundreds of magazines circulate, designed for millions of readers — so why is only one type of girl — a white, straight, cisgender, thin, upper-class woman — featured on the covers of so many major publications? Fortunately, some progress toward diversity in fashion is being made, as som...

Men must take on active role in fight for gender equality

April 4, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

March was Women’s History Month. It allowed Americans to focus on the past and present achievements of women to understand that the current state of progress requires that we build upon momentum and move forward. If more men use their power and privilege with integrity, then less women will suffer fro...

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