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Artists depict the universal female experience at ‘Suffra-Jetting’ exhibit

Artists depict the universal female experience at ‘Suffra-Jetting’ exhibit

March 8, 2020

Sitting in front of her camera with her hair uncovered and wearing her late mother’s nightgown, Verneda Lights flashed a furious expression as she captured a self-portrait. Lights later modified the...

Q&A: The nicest ‘Mean Girl’ there is, Mariah Rose Faith as Regina George

January 20, 2020

Revisiting the land of misfit cliques known as high school, “Mean Girls” the musical reminded us that in “Girl World,” the limit does not exist with how “fetch” and satirically difficult it is to...

Lesbians in 1977 Gay Pride Parade. Judy Brabec on the left, In the middle: Kathleen Thompson and Christine Masterson.

Intergalactic lesbians, lavender labryses and everything in between

October 11, 2019

In the 1970s and 1980s, lesbians and feminists in Chicago did not have to look far to find spaces to call their own. In Wrigleyville, they could hole up in Susan B’s, a restaurant that only served two kinds...

Cast and production team of “The P*ssy Paragraphs” celebrated raising more than $800 from their fundraiser show in July and over $700 from their GoFundMe.

‘The P*ssy Paragraphs’: A new and freeing, trans-affirmative comedy show

September 29, 2019

Inspired by “The Vagina Monologues,” a new comedy show, “The P*ssy Paragraphs,” introduces stories on body, gender and sexuality through a transgender-affirmative and intersectional female lens. ...

“Women Laughing Alone with Salad,” opening March 23 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave., takes the classic stock image meme and turns it on its head. 

Meme-themed feminist’s dream screams into Chicago theater scene

March 12, 2018

Audiences, prepare to be challenged with the Chicago premiere of “Women Laughing Alone with Salad,” a feminist deconstruction of a popular internet meme put to stage. The play began previews March 9 wit...

Women have, will continue to run the world

Children are not to blame  in child marriages

By Managing Editor

November 14, 2016

Hillary Clinton's loss on Nov. 8 was a blow to women who thought the "highest, hardest glass ceiling" would finally be shattered. So where should American women look to find female political role models? L...

Students promote positive body image through unorthodox fashion show

Laura Maynard, sophomore business major and c3F treasurer, developed the idea for the show after realizing traditional models do not represent all body types. 

By CAMPUS REPORTER

October 24, 2016

Students of varying body types, ethnicities and genders walked down a catwalk in evening gowns, jeans and t-shirts, backwards flannel shirts, and even 3D printed apparel as part of the “Victoria’s Real...

REVIEW: Magnificent Coloring Day gives new hues to South Side

Chance's performance Sept. 24 at the U.S. Cellular Field became a story telling experience rather than a concert performance. His connection with audiences and coloring the stage himself with props and lights created a 'Coloring Book.'

By ARTS & CULTURE EDITOR

September 26, 2016

The talk of the weekend was Chance the Rapper's Magnificent Coloring Day, which brought "Blessings" to the South Side. Although Jamila Woods—the singer featured on the hit song—was sadly absent, th...

The annual Maison Des Scénaristes Author-Producer meeting at Cannes Film Festival seeks to foster encounters between screenwriters, directors, producers and other film professionals.

Featured Artist: Student filmmaker represents US at Cannes

May 9, 2016

Selected for her script “Amina’s Choice,” the story of a young girl who must choose between a traditional marriage and a college education, cinema art + science MFA candidate Fahima Mohamood is t...

Filmmakers and audience members alike were able to discuss topics the mainstream film scene did not often cover, such as immigration, female fertility and mental illness, at the Chicago Feminist Film Festival on April 21 and 22 at the Conaway Center, 1104 S. Wabash Ave.

Feminist film festival showcases variety of stories

May 2, 2016

The First Annual Chicago Feminist Film Festival in 42 years created an opportunity for national and international filmmakers to display work confronting topics not often addressed by mainstream media, su...

Virtual reality documentary film shown at Feminist Film Festival | The Columbia Chronicle

April 25, 2016

Executively produced by Planned Parenthood, “Across the Line” is a documentary film with fiction elements that provides a virtual reality experience of a woman’s journey for a legal abortion. The fi...

Body-shamers won’t disappear if women keep debating them

By Arts & Culture Reporter

February 15, 2016

After posting a selfie of her post-baby body in underwear last November, Mel Rymill of Southern Australia became an Internet sensation and was heralded for her bravery by the San Francisco Globe when she shut down body-shamers and inspired other full-figured women to post photos of themselves.More women are speaking out against body-shamers and being met with praise of their bravery for doing so. I am impressed with the pr...

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