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Increase the number of gender-neutral bathrooms on campus

A gender inclusive restroom can be found inside the Oasis Center as well as throughout the CSUN campus allowing any and every gender to use the restroom. (Raul Martinez / The Sundial)


November 30, 2015

CSUN emphasizes how inclusive and diverse our campus is, yet still manages to isolate a large part of our student population – our transgender and gender-nonconforming community. Recently, CSUN implemented gender-neutral restrooms in the Oasis Center that opened in August. Not only did the campus gain a place...

The gender gap in code

Graphs that reads,

Pilar De Haro

September 22, 2015

Technology-driven jobs in engineering and computer science are providing more than 80 percent of all employment in science, technology, engineering and mathematics fields, according to a 2013 survey report by the US Census. However, women don't reflect the ever-growing workforce. Although women ma...

Reality—Gender and Race Gap in the Film Industry Needs to be confronted

Reality—Gender and Race Gap in the Film Industry Needs to be confronted

Madeline Sensibile

February 27, 2015

If you've checked any form of social media or turned on the television in the past few days, you probably heard Neil Patrick Harris "joke" at the start of this year's Academy Awards and right after saw the trending hashtag— #OscarsSoWhite. Harris said that this year the Academy was celebrating...

The rise of the white, male celebrity activist

Courtesy of Tribune News Services

Natanya Toomes

October 22, 2014

Race and gender do not play a factor in what gets recognition in the media, said no one ever. If you are a white male, chances are what you have to say won’t go unheard. No matter your celebrity platform, if you do not have the proper color or proper sex organ, people aren't going to take what you are hop...

The pleasure principle: why masturbation for women can be an act of feminism

Illustration by Jae Kitinoja

Hansook Oh

February 12, 2014

Valentines day encourages men to get their women things like diamonds, chocolates and flowers. But the best thing you can do for your female partner is to become cliterate. Cliteracy is a term coined by New York artist Sophia Wallace, who recently received media attention and was featured on the Huffi...

Four panelist lecture series focuses on Voting Rights Act

Four panelist lecture series focuses on Voting Rights Act

Lucas Esposito

October 15, 2013

CSUN students gathered at the Northridge Center for the "Gender, Race, Identity and the Law in our Lives" lecture series. At the GRILL lecture a four panelist discussion took place about the Voting Rights Act. ...

Female athletes still face inequality

Female athletes still face inequality

Ana Rodriguez

September 18, 2013

As the WNBA moves into the final stretch of its 15th season, attendance rose along with TV viewership and is at its highest since 2005. ESPN also reported that the network’s 12 regular-season broadcasts drew an average of 270,000 viewers, an increase from last year. Even with all this obvious success an...

Two young men challenge traditional ideas about gender and masculinity

Fredy Tlatenchi

May 10, 2012

He doesn’t look gay. In your life have you muttered that statement or at least of thought it? It’s a sentence that relies heavily on old stereotypes produced by our culture. He doesn’t look gay because he doesn’t have a limp wrist, hates musicals and packs on the muscle like it’s going...

Author speaks to students about working in a gender-biased environment

Liana Hofer

November 19, 2010

Within the walls of the Grand Salon Wednesday night, June Werdlow Rogers, PhD, spoke to CSUN students about how to optimize their future working experience in what is often a gender-biased world. Rogers, a retired DEA Special Agent in Charge, spoke to a mostly-female audience of 25 about the ch...

Staff Editorial: Happiness is not tied to gender


October 19, 2009

It seems every time a new study comes out asserting some mediocre observation about our society, we tend to latch onto the results as evidence to justify and explain away all of our suspicions or fears about a particular subject or group. “The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness,” a new stud...

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