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About Megan Walsh (20 Articles)
By day, Megan is a cashier at a food co-op that is exactly how you would think. By night, she watches a lot of television that she quotes endlessly to the dismay of her friends and co-workers. In 2013, she co-founded a publication called Beyond the Glass Ceiling which is now known as UNDER_WIRE. She has worked with PANK Magazine and Tiny Hardcore Press and has also interned at GLAAD. She collects a lot of books that she swears she will read eventually and obsesses over songs on repeat for far too many days.

Finally! Female professor responds to inequality in the campus bookstore

February 17, 2015 // 0 Comments

Co-authored by Megan Walsh, Elsa Roberts and Leah Humphries On Sunday, faculty and staff, in an event spearheaded by Professor Susie Amato-Henderson and Professor Amy Lark, gathered to distribute professional clothing to women on campus that they had collected over the course of the week from faculty and staff and anyone else willing to donate. ...

Sarah Polley, Geeta Patel and other filmmakers who deserve much more

January 29, 2015 // 1 Comment

Fun fact: there has been only one woman to ever win an Academy Award for Best Director. It was Kathryn Bigelow for The Hurt Locker back in 2009. Besides Bigelow, there have only been three other female directors ever even nominated. The Academy Awards have been happening since 1929. 1929. Only four women. Ever. Let that sink in. As we have ...

The best things about Sleater-Kinney’s ‘No Cities To Love’

January 21, 2015 // 0 Comments

This isn’t the first time I have expressed my love for Sleater-Kinney on UNDER_WIRE and it probably won’t be my last. However, this is really important stuff we’re dealing with. If you have being paying attention to any of the major music news sources, you know that 90s riot grrrl indie rock band from Olympia, WA, Sleater-Kinney, ...

On being irrationally embarrassed about learning guitar

January 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

I lived in Los Angeles over the summer and I am probably the only person who has ever moved to LA and found myself with a lot of free time. This is because I am a bit of a loner who absolutely does not want to go to the Lana Del Rey concert at the Hollywood Bowl “just for fun.” Anyway, I bought a guitar. It was actually like, a 12-year-old’s ...

#FeminismIsMTU

December 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

At Michigan Tech, feminism is still a scary word. Or rather, it is thought to be an outdated word. With the majority of the student body taking a stance that seems to say “feminism is over,” we have contentiously struggled at UNDER_WIRE to keep the conversation going. Because it’s not over. In fact, right now a whole new wave of ...

Women on the front line and how to #ShutItDown from miles away

December 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

The day after Thanksgiving, I was surrounded by hundreds of other Black Friday protesters in the middle of Water Tower Place in Chicago. We were calling Black Friday “Brown Friday” and demanding that shoppers don’t give one more cent to a capitalist society who cares more about protecting storefronts than protecting lives. We circled ...

When a sexual assault happens on campus… give thanks?

November 20, 2014 // 34 Comments

Last night at Michigan Tech, students were alerted via text message and email that a sexual assault had been reported outside of Walker Hall a couple days before. The email contained your typical police report qualities–a description of what the offender looks like, a time and place, and how to be safe in the future. The tips for women at ...

Watch a thing: Obvious Child

November 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’m gonna be totally honest…I went to see this movie because of Jenny Slate. Actually, because of Jenny Slate’s character in Parks and Recreation: Mona Lisa Saperstein. I love her so much. But I of course went for other reasons (besides the pizza and on-tap Kombucha at the Laurelhurst Theater). This little indie comedy tackles ...

Inhabiting the struggle and the history of UNDER_WIRE

November 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

Back in early 2013 when my friend Katherine asked me if I wanted to be part of a new feminist publication at school, I barely knew what feminism was but I still said “absolutely.” I could sense that there was a problem at Michigan Tech even though I couldn’t articulate it yet and I knew that whatever that problem was, I wanted to be part of ...

In which I briefly geek out about St. Vincent and queer visibility

November 10, 2014 // 0 Comments

As St. Vincent wraps up her earth-shattering guitar solo at the end of her first song of the night, she greets the audience with a wide-eyed stare, a devious smirk and a lot of love. “A special welcome to all the freaks and the others. And a very special welcome to those of us who don’t find ourselves quite settled in either male or female ...
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