Opinion

Male Entitlement Permeates Every Facet of a Woman’s Life

While the recent information about the potential repeal of Roe v. Wade and the state of abortion rights in this country is certainly disturbing, to those who have been paying attention it is not the least bit shocking. Back in August 2021, Supreme Court Justice Amy Coney Barett declined to block a vaccine mandate at…

Suicide at UO: An Illusion of Care

Content Warning: This article discusses themes of suicide and sexual assault. Reader discretion is advised Lane County is experiencing an epidemic and not the one you are thinking of; suicide takes someones life every three days here. The population of the University of Oregon is not exempt from this rising problem. Universities nowadays are saying…

Israel Strikes Again: Restricting Palestinian Press

On May 11th, Palestinian-American journalist, Shireen Abu Akleh, was fatally assassinated by the Israeli Occupation Forces (IOF). Unfortunately, Shireen wasn’t the first journalist murdered by the Israeli forces, and it doesn’t look like she’ll be the last anytime soon. At the time of her assassination, Shireen Abu Akleh was wearing a blue vest, with the…

We Need to Think Deeper About Who Will Be Affected If Roe v Wade Is Overturned

The draft opinion threatening to overturn Roe vs Wade is not simply an attack on women…It is a chilling display of the United States’ descent into theocratic fascism.

Fuck You, Pay Me!

UOSW Ballot Initiative Statement & Updates Over the past few months, UO Student Workers in collaboration with UOYDSA have been disseminating our Student Labor Survey and meeting with student workers in hopes of collecting stories and opinions about the material conditions of workers at the University of Oregon in order to produce a ballot measure…

Keeping Things White: The Problem with Theory

If you want to keep an organization white, do these things: Demand a production level that doesn’t take into account the individual circumstance and stressors a person might be facing Prioritize the outcome over the process Assume you have shared beliefs and experiences Value reason over emotion, masculine over feminine Establish the Truth From Hegel…

Anti-work, The Great Resignation, & YOU

Resignation rates in the so-called United States have been increasing far above the usual upper limit of 2.4% from the last 20 years. They have gone up to 3% as of November 2021 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. The pandemic has made work even more miserable than it already was before, and people…

I Never Want to Feel Uncomfortable in my Class, Ever Again

Last term I had a political science class with a brilliant, yet racially insensitive professor. She’s a scholar who is very well versed in her field and extremely passionate about what she was teaching. But, during lectures, she would insert her own political commentary. When doing so, she would target one specific South Asian country,…

Fuck Your Land Acknowledgements! A Guide to Avoiding Performative Passivism

Hey, you! You realize you’re on stolen land, right? Who am I kidding, of course you do. But, how do you feel about that? Seriously! How does it feel to live on stolen land? Are you uncomfortable? I encourage you to think about these questions and keep thinking about them until you die. If you’ve…

Living and Fighting, indeed: Atlanta Activists Show Eugene How it’s Done

Not so long ago Eugene, Oregon was the hotbed of the green anarchy movement: a reputation that resulted in feds kicking doors down in the Whiteaker and the Chicago Tribune declaring this small university town the “cradle to [the] latest generation of anarchist protestors,” at the dawn of the 21st century. But let’s face it,…