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Opinion: Rape culture won’t stop women activists

Opinion: Rape culture won’t stop women activists

Becca Bright, Columnist

March 8, 2020

“They are starting to get more and more desperate… This shows we’re winning.” Greta Thunberg tweeted this last week in response to a sticker design depicting Thunberg in a sexual position with a man. A cursive “Greta” labels the outline of a naked woman with her braided hair being pulled ...

Opinion: Gender norms shouldn’t dictate clothing

Opinion: Gender norms shouldn’t dictate clothing

Peyton Downing, Columnist

March 8, 2020

Back in October, I had a fairly simple Star Trek costume — one of the show’s iconic red shirts, and a pair of black leggings. I didn’t realize the leggings would be so controversial. From friends to family, I was questioned multiple times on why I was wearing them. It was bizarre havin...

Opinion: Independent media is worth your attention

Opinion: Independent media is worth your attention

Peyton Downing, Columnist

March 6, 2020

I’ve written about the dangers of media consolidation and the need for an independent media, but neglected to supply any strong examples of independent media. I’m going to rectify that. There’s a massive swath of independent media out there regarding nearly every single issue, yet with the 202...

Opinion: Fight for the nomination now, vote for the nominee in November

Opinion: Fight for the nomination now, vote for the nominee in November

Becca Bright, Columnist

March 5, 2020

Y’all are making me nervous. Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass., has suspended her campaign, and now the Democratic Party now has two real presidential candidates: former Vice President Joe Biden and Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. (Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii, only came out of Super Tuesday with two ...

Opinion: The revolution didn’t need the War on Warren

Opinion: The revolution didn’t need the War on Warren

Elijah Helton, Opinions Editor

March 5, 2020

If Elizabeth Warren can’t be part of the revolution, we’re going to lose. The Democratic senator from Massachusetts deserved better, and should have been seen as an ally in the fight for a better world. But now that she’s dropped her bid for the Democratic presidential nomination, her once-...

Opinion: The Assistant masterfully brings a subtle look at #MeToo to the big screen

Opinion: The Assistant masterfully brings a subtle look at #MeToo to the big screen

Emily Creery, Columnist

March 5, 2020

The very moment my jaw hit the floor in sync with the tears streaming down my face, I swore there had never been — nor ever will be — an essential viewing quite like Kitty Green’s The Assistant. The entire movie consists of a single day in the life of an assistant to a powerful film executive...

Opinion: Rash pundit predictions skew voter perception and are bad for our politics

Opinion: Rash pundit predictions skew voter perception and are bad for our politics

Jason O'Day, Columnist

March 4, 2020

Political commentator Ben Shapiro awarded the title of “prohibitive frontrunner” to Sen. Elizabeth Warren, D-Mass, last fall. At the time, she had a narrow lead over former Vice President Joe Biden in most polls. Then on Feb. 20 he repeated the blunder, crowning Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., with the same title after he performed well in the fi...

Opinion: Those struggling with eating disorders deserve more support

Opinion: Those struggling with eating disorders deserve more support

Ally Pronina, Columnist

March 4, 2020

Most people know voters in 14 states participated in Tuesday’s Democratic presidential primaries and the South Carolina primaries that took place last week. However, in all the political excitement, an important issue went overlooked. Many don’t know last week was Eating Disorders Awareness Week....

Opinion: In defense of morning people

Opinion: In defense of morning people

Signe Nettum, Columnist

March 4, 2020

I am proud to be a morning person. I don’t just wake up to see the sunrise — I can’t even see it from my dorm room or any surrounding vantage point. Because middle school and high school started at the awful time of 7:30 a.m., I trained myself at an early age to wake myself up before 7 a.m...

Opinion: Jailing individuals for drug addiction is immoral

Opinion: Jailing individuals for drug addiction is immoral

Riley Moore, Columnist

March 3, 2020

Punishments stemming from the root of “justice” sprout quite the résumé: splashing acid on women’s eyes for the crime of literacy, death by stoning for homosexuality, the barbaric removal of hands for theft. I regret to inform readers I have yet to depart from the 21st Century. A disti...

Editorial: Iowa Legislature threatens Iowa City renters in the name of property rights

Editorial: Iowa Legislature threatens Iowa City renters in the name of property rights

DI Editorial Board

March 3, 2020

Iowa City is on the verge of losing local sovereignty yet again. Two weeks ago, the Iowa Senate legislative session moved through the winnowing process to weed out several proposed bills. Many concern social programs that are now going to be debated on the Senate floor. One of these bills, Senate F...