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The Minnesota assault overturn shows that the justice system is going backward

The Minnesota assault overturn shows that the justice system is going backward

By Mariyam Quaisar, Editor-at-large
April 8, 2021

Through recent Instagram posts, I found out the state of Minnesota does not fairly investigate a sexual assault case if the victim was voluntarily intoxicated. I was repulsed by this fact.  The Minnesota...

Jaclyn Friedman ‘04 releases book aiming to answer the question: what would happen if we believed women?

Alum releases book about post #MeToo era

By Casey Bernhard, Staff Reporter
April 19, 2020

In late 2017, Jaclyn Friedman ‘04 was looking forward to celebrating the 10 year anniversary of the feminist anthology, Yes Means Yes, which she co-edited, when the #MeToo hashtag took over social media....

In China, I seldom see or hear the phrase “civic duty.” However, it seems like civic responsibility is indispensable in the United States. / Illustration by Ally Rzesa

Op-ed: Taking civic duty from the textbook to the real world

By Jiachen Liu
October 29, 2018

I stood in the crowd, witnessing citizens of different ages, all yelling and hoisting signs above their heads. I could feel my heart beating fast. The impressive scenario made me weirdly excited. It was...

Panelists, from left to right: Wes Jackson, Kristin Lieb, Miranda Banks, Jessica Chance, Catherin D’lgnazio, talk about how to bring the MeToo movement to Emerson college. Photo: Rida Ashraf / Berkeley Beacon

Panelists go beyond #MeToo

By Gabriella Mrozowski
April 16, 2018

Panelists discussed creating safe spaces within classrooms, and the need to increase inclusivity in the college’s curriculum, at the Beyond #MeToo: Confronting Power Imbalances in the Arts and Media...

Emerson Fashion Society is mobilizing students to wear black on March 15. Photo by Justin Scott Johnson.

Fashion Society encourages students to say time’s up

By Annika Hom
March 14, 2018

After celebrities wore black at the 2018 Golden Globes and Oscars in solidarity with Time’s Up!—a movement seeking to eliminate sexism and sexual harassment in the workplace—Emerson Fashion Society...

Lydia Albonesi is bringing Survivor Love Letter, a campaign inspired by the #MeToo movement, to Emerson. Photo: Brooke Northup / Beacon Correspondent

Freshman brings viral valentine campaign to campus

By Grace Griffin, Copy Editor
February 14, 2018

Propelled by the #MeToo movement, Lydia Albonesi brought Survivor Love Letter—a social media campaign where participants write love letters to survivors of sexual assault—to Emerson for Valentine’s...

Sex Column: Living up to rainbow flags and #MeToo pins

Sex Column: Living up to rainbow flags and #MeToo pins

By Kyle Labe
January 31, 2018

It happened at a typical Allston house party, where the jungle juice costs two dollars and half-inflated balloons litter the floor. Without warning, a boy I didn’t know pressed me up against the wall...

“It’s the responsibility of passionate individuals to inform the public about important social issues and pressure those in power to take action.”

People power: movements are a necessary force for change

By Monica Petrucci
January 20, 2018

Protests come in the form of marches, boycotts, and wardrobe choices. All effective protests share one thing in common: a mass of people with a collective goal and a strong platform. The iconic...

Breaking the silence, breaking the mold

Breaking the silence, breaking the mold

By Editorial Board
December 7, 2017

At issue: Marginalized voices are speaking out Our take: The Beacon should amplify these voices No American woman has been selected as Time magazine’s Person of the Year in 80 years. Yet the publication...

Women deserve to feel safe on their own campus

By Editorial Board
November 29, 2017

At issue: the lack of women in ECPD Our take: sexual assault survivors need police they can trust It’s no secret that women are underrepresented in law enforcement. Only 28 percent of employees...

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