equality

10 Feb 2020

13 Bafflingly Gendered Products that Make No Sense

by Kate Brunotts Shopping for razors is especially difficult when you have to decide between being a froofy little girl or a brooding alpha male. I know it’s hard to believe, but it turns out that the blue and pink razors are largely the same outside of their color and

Guest Writer 0
27 Jan 2020

Why Are Female Sterilization Rates So High?

by Kate Brunotts As someone who is constantly paranoid about the effectiveness of her birth control, I can’t wait for the day that my partner has a vasectomy. I promise I’m not a sadist, but we both agree that the shared anxiety of having an unplanned pregnancy will only go

Guest Writer 0
05 Oct 2020

The November 2020 BAS Voter Guide

Primarily researched and written by Stephen Torres with help from Stuart Schuffman. We stand at the precipice of one of the most polarizing federal elections that has ever occurred in this country. Each day brings another dash of chaos, and yet here we are, once again sifting through another labyrinthine

BAS Editorial Team 5
13 Jan 2020

We Need to Support Female Directors if Hollywood Won’t

by Jonas Barnes It’s awards season! You know what that means, right? It means our television and computer screens will be covered in a bukkake of celebrity news for the foreseeable future up until the big show! It also means that we will be reminded of films in 2019 that

Guest Writer 0
14 Mar 2019

U.S. Ranks 45th in Countries Friendliest for LGBTQ Community to Travel to

The year is 2019, but the United States and many other countries are still having trouble with this concept. Of particular interest is the way LGBTQ discrimination is baked right into our culture and our laws. And now we can prove it — with numbers.

Guest Writer 0
08 Mar 2018

How a Young, Son of Immigrants, is Turning SF Politics on its Head

He’s not a very tall or imposing man. His warm smile and approachable demeanor don’t scream hardened politician in the least bit. He uses his words as inspiration instead of weaponry. He may seem like a young idealist, but that’s exactly what should worry his opponents. Ryan Khojasteh brings his

0
06 Mar 2018

Everything Going Down for International Women’s Day in The Bay Area

Guest Post by Rebecca M. Farrar While not an official holiday in the United States, more than 100 countries around the world celebrate International Women’s Day. In Russia, men give women chocolate and yellow mimosas, the flower, not the drink, and in China women are entitled to half a day

Guest Writer 0
09 Aug 2017

Why the Google Memo Writer Deserved to Be Fired

You may have heard about the Google Anti-Diversity Memo.* *Side note, looking up my reference articles for this article on Google may have been one of the most meta things I have ever done. If not, the basic story is that an engineer at Google wrote a long memo at

Candace Cui - Actual Unicorn 2
10 Feb 2016

My Journey of Feminism

When Beyoncé dropped her self titled album in 2013, unexpectedly and without promotion, everyone of us rushed out to  download it, and just as expected, the album was full of amazing and empowering songs that didn’t disappoint. But one thing I did not expect, was for one song to start

Penelope Hernandez 1