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Festival Briefs

April 20, 2017 11:48 AM
Festival Briefs

Women in Music Festival – April 6-9 By David Hiltbrand Tower Staff Writer The Women In Music Festival took place in Oakland April 6-9, hosted at various locations around West Oakland and Downtown. The festival was founded by Carmena Woodward, aka Red Corvette, and Evangeline Elder as a response to music and parties being a consistently male-dominated industry, and to give womxn an avenue for creative self expression in a venue of like-minded people. In addition to three fantastic parties, the festival also boasted a robust lineup of panels, film screenings, yoga and meet and greets. The inaugural event, the […]

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Letters to the Editor – Women make a difference

March 17, 2016 1:54 PM

What caught my attention in the Tower was the story about Women’s History Month in March (“Changing animation from the inside out: Pixar artist visits BCC”/March 3). This story is something of prime importance in that this is a time to remember the history of extraordinary women. I think it’s excellent to highlight the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society. I feel like we shouldn’t just set aside a month in the calendar to finally give hard-working women credit for their accomplishments in this world. While they may not all make headlines, or perform grand gestures, […]

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Laney women on track

March 27, 2015 4:06 PM
Laney women on track

Tower photos by Alishia Thomas

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‘Sugar babies’ bad for women

September 17, 2014 10:40 PM

“Sugar babies” are making a comeback, from Lana Del Rey’s music and image, to Anna Nicole Smith’s infamous 90-year-old billionaire boyfriend. Shaming a woman for a decision she makes with her own body is never OK. But I can’t help but wonder—are the “sugar babies” hurting my gender? Or is it just the women who disapprove of them? A recent talk show segment on “sugar babies” made me uncomfortable. But what made me uncomfortable about the interview wasn’t what the sugar babies were doing—it was what the women in the audience said.  “I’m in med school,” one of the women […]

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