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 Or rather, it is thought to be an outdated word.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

Fortune in the 5.2%: Women underrepresented as CEOs

October 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

Every year, Fortune magazine ranks the top 500 U.S companies based on gross revenue after adjustments made by Fortune to exclude the impact of excise taxes companies incur. At the top of the list are the expected contenders with Wal-Mart locking in at number one, Apple at number five, and AT&T ranked 11. You might be surprised with the ...

Your whiteness is a factor

October 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Because I am an activist and educator I have a LOT of conversations about privilege and about whiteness. These conversations are almost always difficult, partly because the word privilege has a lot of connotations that make it a somewhat confusing word, and also because in our culture people often have a hard time admitting that maybe they have an ...

After Columbus Day

October 20, 2014 // 1 Comment

Columbus Day was exactly a week ago. I didn’t always think that much about the day, but the older I get the more outrageous I find it. That such a day is still celebrated in the U.S. is a reminder of how, as a country, we have refused to acknowledge or deal with the legacy of colonization, right down to pretending that Europeans “discovered” ...

Geek out: Five best Sleater-Kinney videos in celebration of new box set

October 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

Sleater-Kinney: The indie rock band from Olympia Washington, comprised of Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein and Janet Weiss, who are best known for their key role during the riotgrrrl scene and their pure awesomeness. Alas, it has been almost a decade now since we have had any new music from Sleater-Kinney. The band that formed in 1994, amidst ...

Let’s do this thing!

September 29, 2014 // 1 Comment

So, UNDER_WIRE kind of started as Beyond the Glass Ceiling which kind of started as Technobabe Times. It is and has always been a feminist publication run entirely by undergraduate and graduate students. Both of the previous publications were produced and distributed at Michigan Technological University–the school that our writers go to ...