The Observer

A door with crossword puzzle pattern that says

Boxed Out

June 16, 2020

The modern mainstream crossword puzzle has an extensive record of excluding the voices of people of color, women and the LGBTQ community.

The responsibility of protecting women’s right to live freely should fall on society — not individual women.

Stop Limiting Women, Start Protecting Them

December 4, 2019

I’m tired of being told what I can’t do, what I can’t say, where I can’t go and when I can’t be out just because regulating women’s behavior is easier than calling for the societal change necessary to make violence against women stop

Mac Miller's Death Is Not Ariana Grande's Fault

Mac Miller’s Death Is Not Ariana Grande’s Fault

September 26, 2018

On Sept. 7, 2018, famed American rapper Mac Miller was found dead in his San Fernando Valley home fr...

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Ban Bossy: Where Critics Miss the Point

April 2, 2014

By MARINA RECIO Asst. Opinions Co-Editor Published: April 2, 2014 You may have seen a certain video going around your social media feeds this past week with Beyoncé’s determined gaze...

Sexist Halloween Costumes

October 31, 2012

By ALISSA FAJEK Asst. Opinions Editor Published: October 31, 2012 “In the regular world, Halloween is w...

Senator Patty Murray of Washington is one of just a few women trying to make a mark in the male-dominated Senate. (Erika Schultz/Seattle Times/MCT)

Female Politicians: The Underrepresented Majority

November 16, 2011

JOSEPHINE TROTT Staff Writer Published: November 16, 2011 With only 17 women involved with the U...