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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. ...

#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 Or rather, it is thought to be an outdated word.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 ...

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 ...

Techni-gizmo-gear and fashion trendsetting

November 18, 2014 // 0 Comments

One of the most inspirational people that I have recently become aware of is a designer from the Netherlands. As a professional designer, lecturer, curator and engineer Anouk Wipprecht combined her passion and knowledge to create some of the most interesting and supremely unique work in the field of fashion; and she has used micro-controllers to ...

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 ...

What it’s worth: On loving games but hating sexism

November 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

Vivian James, the Gamergate mascot and their example of what a “real” female gamer should look like. If you don’t know what Gamergate is I’m jealous since it’s been such a high source of stress in my life recently. Gamergate is a large, ongoing movement based around accusations and vague ideas that gaming is under attack. It has ...

Feminist hackerspaces and some link spammage

November 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hackerspaces: Spaces where computer programmers go to hack things.Aka, tech and programming people in a community-like setting working together on different projects while sharing knowledge and equipment. Feminist Hackerspaces (Sophie Toupin’s in depth explanation): Spaces where female programmers can go to hack away without males looking over ...

Fast Company and a strong female lead

November 4, 2014 // 0 Comments

There are countless sites and publications we read online that don’t include what our friends ate for lunch or who’s in a new relationship with who. Based on our interests, we all have our own preferences—my love for technology, business, and culture leads me to Fast Company. Specifically the “Strong Female Lead” section where they ...

Love, hate, women and technology

November 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Illustration by Angie Wang, originally posted with story by Ann Friedman. Click quote below to read the article. “Tech’s gender imbalance is the result of a complex set of structural and cultural issues that are incompatible with the values it claims to hold dear.” I love technology. I love technology and how it’s made sharing and ...

Science: Ladyparts Edition

October 23, 2014 // 0 Comments

Ever had some questions about ladyparts? (Also known as the sex organs commonly possessed by cisgender women -but also trans men, and some genderqueer and other folks). Yes? Awesome, because below I have some super fascinating videos on these parts. First up, questions about periods and/or PMS? I’ve got a video for you. The folks over at ...