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Tampon tax driving product prices sky high

Tampon tax driving product prices sky high

Alaina Bigelow,
Contributor

October 5, 2017


Filed under Metro, Opinion

In March of this year, Assemblywoman Cristina Garcia and Lorenza Gonzalez Fletcher proposed a bill that would increase the tax on hard liquor and get rid of the tax on female “luxury items.” More than a year ago Democratic Governor Jerry Brown vetoed a bill that would remove the tax on femini...

Women, sports take center stage at Oakland film festival

Women, sports take center stage at Oakland film festival

Louis LaVenture,
Editor-in-Chief

October 2, 2017


Filed under Arts & Life, Metro, Showcase

The Women Sports Film Festival will make its return today, running through Oct. 1, at Oakland’s New Parkway Theater on 24th St. The festival screens documentary films by and about female athletes and storytellers. This year there will be seven feature films, sixteen short documentaries; 18 different...

Cuba’s working women

Cuba’s working women

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

September 21, 2017


Filed under Photos

In Cuba, this is a common occurrence, as women dominate much of the workforce. They work as museum curators, doctors, professors and teachers; they own businesses and hold public office. They make up 66 percent of the labor force and more than 70 percent of professionals are women, according to a study...

Portraits of working women: Overcoming ‘machismo’ in Cuba

Portraits of working women: Overcoming ‘machismo’ in Cuba

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 29, 2017


Filed under Essays

Inside the dim doorway of a crumbling, unmarked building in Old Havana, 33-year-old Lily Castro Sevilla prepares her makeshift wooden nail station for the next customer. Half-empty nail polish reminiscent of the 1980s teeters in racks on the modest table. While customers sit on metal chairs and blow...

A woman’s place in a foreign country

A woman’s place in a foreign country

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

July 26, 2017


Filed under Campus, Showcase, Students Abroad, Study Abroad: Cuba

My favorite monument in Havana lives in the courtyard of the Plaza Vieja. A voluptuous woman wielding a fork rides a giant rooster that stands poised on one leg. There’s no plaque and no explanation of the meaning behind the statue, but it’s intriguing and strangely empowering. The woman is una...

Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Women, arm yourselves with IUD’s

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

January 25, 2017


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

With Donald Trump now officially the president of the United States, and women’s reproductive rights on the chopping block, one thing is for certain: I will be getting that precautionary IUD birth control method before it’s too late. On Monday, just one day after the 44th anniversary of la...

East Bay receives first women’s empowerment club

East Bay receives first women’s empowerment club

Tishauna Carrell,
Staff Writer

December 8, 2016


Filed under Campus

Last January, six Cal State East Bay women decided to start a club that would bring a larger Latin culture presence onto the Hayward campus. Drawing inspiration from their single mothers, they also wanted to include women empowerment in the mix. On Dec. 2, The Wall Street Journal ranked...

Your turn guys, birth control not just for women

Your turn guys, birth control not just for women

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

November 16, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

As a 23-year-old female who rebelliously popped her first Yaz birth control pill at age 14, unbeknownst to my parents, I feel like a contraceptive connoisseur. I’ve become seasoned in the art of skipping periods by avoiding the week of little pink pills at the end of the month and gettin...

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Not anymore, Donald Trump

Sean McCarthy,
Staff Writer

October 19, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Politics, Showcase

Donald Trump has finally out-Trumped himself. In a leaked 2005 interview with former Access Hollywood host Billy Bush, Trump told Bush that he had tried to hit on and have sex with an unidentified married woman who denied him. He said that he “took her out shopping and moved on her like a bitch....

East Bay hosts all-girls STEM camp

East Bay hosts all-girls STEM camp

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

August 11, 2016


Filed under Campus, Metro

School isn’t out for summer at Cal State East Bay. Last month, around 100 middle school girls from across the Bay Area learned about science, technology, engineering and math education through a four-week camp called Eureka! held at East Bay’s Hayward campus. Through the month of July, Monday...

A role model in Ros Gold

A role model in Ros Gold

Marissa Marshall,
Staff Writer

July 11, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Sports

Women across the globe are defeating the odds in sports media and are taking on highly esteemed roles in the broadcasting and analytic fields. The Golden State Warriors reporter Rosalyn Gold-Onwude, otherwise known as Ros Gold, is one of these women. Gold-Onwude has become one of the most recognized face...

Is emoji the new feminism?

Is emoji the new feminism?

Kali Persall,
Managing Editor

May 25, 2016


Filed under Opinion, Showcase

It’s been a long time since women’s career options were limited to being either a princess or a bride, but surprisingly, it wasn’t until a few weeks ago that emoji developers got the memo. On May 10, Google employees Rachael Been, Nicole Bleuel, Agustin Fonts and Mark Davis submitted a prop...

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