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The Oberlin Review

Feminism Will Become Law Under Clinton

Amber Scherer, Contributing Writer

October 28, 2016


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

As a country, we’ve finally made it through all three presidential debates. The matches were tense and personal, which gave us a deep look at the candidates’ characters. One resorted to insult, accusation and primal displays of arrogance while the other prioritized policy over performance. She may not make gre...

Feature Photo: “Thanks for Coming”

Feature Photo: “Thanks for Coming”

Louise Edwards, Arts Editor

February 19, 2016


Filed under ARTS, Dance, Features

College sophomores Kyla Van Gelder, Isabel Levey-Swain, Lola Gatti and College first-year Sophia Attebery perform in College senior Alana Reibstein’s senior dance recital piece, “Thanks for Coming,” in Warner Main Space Friday and Saturday. The piece focused on how women struggle to find their...

Girlpool to Bring Female Voices to ’Sco

Sophie Kemp

October 9, 2015


Filed under ARTS, Music

“I thought I found myself today/ No one noticed / Things are ok,” are the opening lyrics to punk rock band Girlpool’s song “Ideal World” from its eponymous new album, which explores intimate experiences of girlhood: an existence that is often messy and terrifying but also beautiful. Started...

Students Protest Sommers’ Lecture

Students Protest Sommers’ Lecture

Emma Paul, Staff Writer

April 24, 2015


Filed under Campus News, NEWS, Recent Stories

From her podium in Dye Lecture Hall, Christina Hoff Sommers, an author, former philosophy professor and self-proclaimed “freedom feminist,” attempted, amid protesters and dissenting audience members, to persuade Oberlin students that feminism has become too radicalized. She was invited to campus...

Clinton’s Benefits Outweigh Her Problems

Kiley Petersen, Opinions Editor

April 24, 2015


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

In case you live under a rock, Hillary Clinton is running for President of the United States. After Clinton announced her bid for the Oval Office on April 12, Jada Pinkett Smith, the successful actress, musical artist, businesswoman and mother of three kids — two with their own social-media empires,...

Sexist Hiring Standards Unprofessional

Elizabeth Bentivegna, Contributing Writer

April 18, 2015


Filed under OPINIONS

On April 1, I interviewed for a programming job at OnShift, a Cleveland-based tech company that makes medical shift scheduling software. Two weeks later, I received a phone call from the recruiter who had contacted me about the position, saying that they would not be hiring me. The hiring director had...

OCRL Lecture Series Fosters Diverse Opinions

OCRL Presidents

April 18, 2015


Filed under Letters to the Editors, OPINIONS

To the Editor: The Oberlin College Republicans and Libertarians are proud to host Christina Hoff Sommers as part of the Ronald Reagan Political Lectureship Series. Since its beginnings in 2006, the Reagan Series has brought many distinguished scholars and commentators to our campus. As the Series’...

Off the Cuff: Amanda Matos, founder of the WomanHOOD Project

Off the Cuff: Amanda Matos, founder of the WomanHOOD Project

Elizabeth Dobbins, News Editor

April 10, 2015


Filed under NEWS, Off the Cuff

Amanda Matos, founder of the WomanHOOD Project and reproductive justice activist, gave a lecture at Oberlin this Wednesday as part of the Sexual Information Center’s Radical Explorations of Sexual Health and Personal Experience week. Matos, originally from the Bronx, graduated from Columbia College in ...

Censorship Perpetuates Misogynistic Ideals

Kiley Petersen, Opinions Editor

April 3, 2015


Filed under Commentary, OPINIONS

Trigger Warning: The following op-ed contains a mention of blood and derogatory language referring to women. When Toronto-based spoken-word poet and author Rupi Kaur posted a photo of herself on Instagram with period-stained sweatpants, Instagram’s decision to remove the image and the resulting uproar...

International Women’s Day Fails to Recognize Global Diversity of Experiences

Editorial Board

March 13, 2015


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Content warning: This editorial contains discussion of sexualized violence. In a country with more CEOs named John than CEOs that are women, the need for an International Women’s Day is clear. This year’s event centered around the hashtags #MakeItHappen and #PaintItPurple to shed light on the...

Feminized Gun Marketing Exacerbates Rape Culture

Editorial Board

February 27, 2015


Filed under Editorials, OPINIONS

Many women learn early on how to defend themselves in dangerous situations: hold their keys between their knuckles in dark parking garages; keep mini-canisters of pepper spray in their purses. From a young age, just as everyone learns to look both ways before crossing the street, women are taught not...

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