A woman celebrity being called a diva, juxtaposed with a man celebrity being praised.

Divas: The double standard female celebrities experience


Humans have fawned over celebrities and the outlandish things they do for centuries. The celebrity lifestyle has become a fantasy for everyday people, so why is anyone surprised when female celebrities make unreasonable demands to uplift themselves?

A woman embodying the male gaze with eyes staring at her.

Women must find empowerment free of male gaze


The male gaze has objectified and sexualized women throughout history. The media consistently sets expectations about how women are meant to look and act, which ingrains these ideas into society.

people drowning at the feet of a man and a woman.

Misconstrution of  feminism harms BHS


Women’s autonomy, sexual liberation, and a supposed “kill all men” mentality are ideas often used to villainize feminism. The word feminism is commonly misconstrued to mean women’s independence from men, and even women’s superiority.

The Mo Ostin Basketball Center at the University of California, Los Angeles, is home to some of the women and men affected by the discrepancies in athletic resources.

NCAA Under Fire for Unequal Tournament Conditions


Outrage ensued as the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division I Women’s Basketball Tournament kicked off on March 18. Multiple videos and images surfaced highlighting major discrepancies between the training facilities provided for male and female basketball players at the tournament.

Student Social Action Guide: How To Go Beyond Social Media


Protests, Rallies, and Marches Attend a protest by joining others on the streets to fight collectively for a cause. Marches are held often across the Bay Area and are a straightforward way to get involved.

Lana Del Rey’s New Album Presents a Dated View of Feminism and Femininity


For much of her musical career, Lana Del Rey and her lyricism have again and again come under fire for sending out problematic messages. Some accuse her of romanticizing abuse, while others say her work is simply an artistic expression of the harsh realities women face.

Moxie’s Attempts to Educate Falls Short


“Patriarchy sucks. Rebel girls are cool,” reads Netflix’s tagline for the new film Moxie, directed by Amy Poehler. This summarizes the ethos of the movie, as well as its many problems.

Miumi Shipon, who draws on both personal experience and punk culture to create her art, is interested in how creating and consuming media can be a form of empowerment.

Artist Spotlight: Miumi Shipon


“My main objective is to make other people feel more seen,” said Miumi Shipon, a junior in Academic Choice. Shipon describes herself as a visual artist, a poet, and a dancer.

Melissa Jimenez is a Berkeley High School teacher who has had to balance work and childcare amidst the pandemic.

Berkeley Women Demonstrate Resilience Against Pandemic Struggles


During the past year, everyone has had to navigate the ups and downs of the pandemic. However, it is women in particular who have taken a hit, both worldwide and in Berkeley.

WSU President Ava Nemeth (top left), Vice President Neva Zamil (bottom right), Lindsey Chou (bottom left), and Maize Cline (top right) have advocated to change BHS curriculum to incorporate more female perspectives.

Women at BHS Continue the Fight for Representation in Curriculum


“Women have done a lot to enact change at Berkeley High, and that’s something that deserves more recognition,” said Lindsey Chou, a junior in Berkeley International High School and the treasurer of the Women’s Student Union.

‘Framing Britney Spears’ Reveals How Sexism Leads to Harmful Misconceptions


Britney Spears became a world renowned pop icon not only for her iconic tracks, but also for exploring sensuality in her dance style and music on an unprecedented level.

Casual Use of 'Female' Is More Harmful Than it Seems


Female. The Merriam-Webster dictionary definition of this word is, “of, relating to, or being the sex that typically has the capacity to bear young or produce eggs.” This definition would lead a reader to believe that the word is clearly biological, but a quick search for the word on Twitter brings up results of very

Lack of Female Media Executives Leads to Inaccurate Representation of Women


Imagine a Supreme Court Justice or a computer scientist. Who do you see? Most likely, you’ve pictured a white man. Your vision reflects what you see on television, and in turn, this image shapes what you choose to become.

Lacking Sufficient Pay, Female Basketball Players Look Overseas


Although many Americans would like to believe we live in a perfectly equal utopia, sexism and discrimination are still very much an issue. One of the main places this inequality shines through is within the sports world.