Why are Barbies, baby dolls, kitchen play sets, dollhouses, princesses and the color pink generally associated with the female gender, whereas boys are given toy cars, action figures and are typically associated with the color blue? Fireman, garbage man, policeman. Do you notice a trend in these words? Unfortunately, these titles already start to give […]

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By DeeDee Hughes, Staff Writer A recent study conducted by Michigan State University has shown that there are significant differences in the way men and women purchase art. In the study, 518 people were told to view two paintings created by different fictional artists and then read their false biographies. One of the biographies described the […]

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By Sarah Burstein, Staff Writer @sarahh_burstein Gender roles is a topic brought up again and again. We often wonder why and how we’ve created a society with such a strict binary between what is feminine and masculine. Walk into any store and you’ll see what I mean. Whether it’s hair removal products, deodorant, shampoo, or even pens, we […]

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By Katie Aramento, Staff Writer @kaatiekaat14 I will preface this by being the first to admit that when the revival of  “Hedwig and the Angry Inch,” starring Neil Patrick Harris, was announced, I first thought, “Yes, NPH! I love him!” However, my second thought was, “Wait. What in the world is ‘Hedwig and the Angry Inch?’” This […]

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