Columbia University's Finals Night Tradition Isn't So Female-Friendly

Tonight is "Orgo Night" at Columbia University, a storied school tradition that takes place every semester during finals when the marching band performs stand-up comedy in the library in an attempt to entertain (and offend) everyone. Some Barnard students say Orgo Night is too sexist to be funny — and that this year,… » 12/13/12 4:40pm 12/13/12 4:40pm

Barnard, Columbia at War Over Obama, Feminazis, and Cum Dumpsters

It's understandable that Columbia students are upset that President Obama will deliver a commencement speech at their sister college, Barnard, especially since the Ivy League university is his alma mater. But the degree of their ire — as evidenced via hundreds of comments on Bwog, Columbia's student-run blog — has… » 3/06/12 3:30pm 3/06/12 3:30pm

Obama to Deliver Keynote Address for Very Lucky Barnard Women

Barnard College announced today that Barack Obama will deliver the keynote address for this year's 600 graduating women. SO JEALOUS. I don't even remember who my commencement speaker was, just that he was super pretentious and that I had never heard of any of the supposedly amazing books he talked about having… » 3/03/12 3:45pm 3/03/12 3:45pm

"Let Us Hope That The Traditional Woman Is Resurrected And Feminism…

Ah, the fall semester of college. The crisp air, the drinking, the mostly-ignorant references to crypto-fascist texts spewed by someone who just took his first philosophy course! Which brings us to "James", a Columbia University student who wrote an "anti-feminist manifesto" on his Facebook page earlier this year in… » 9/02/08 4:30pm 9/02/08 4:30pm

The Brave New World Of Gender Nonconformity: Pregnant Men

The concept of gender in mainstream culture is becoming less conservative by the day. Of course it's not like being at Smith, but when Benny Ninja can vogue his little butt off on a graffiti-ed stage with a bunch of drag queens during prime time and no one bats an eyelash, you know things have come pretty far since … » 3/20/08 6:00pm 3/20/08 6:00pm