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All content by Gabriela Mata

Gender bent theater is a powerful tool UT should use

Gabriela Mata January 31, 2019

The UT Theatre and Dance Department recently released a rendition of Shakespeare’s “The Merchant of Venice,” a play known for its controversial nature on issues such as homophobia, misogyny...


We need to address the gender disparity in philosophy

Gabriela Mata December 3, 2018

When we think of gender disparities in academia, we are immediately drawn to male-dominated fields, such as many STEM majors, where women have been striving towards a more equal playing field. However,...

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Students would benefit from gender inclusive housing

Gabriela Mata November 30, 2018

There is no denying that college is a daunting experience, especially when incoming students are faced with the perils of a new school, a new home and a new life. The transition into college can be even...


Women in history need more exposure

Gabriela Mata November 16, 2018

Rosalind Franklin discovered the molecular structure of DNA. Huda Shaarawi pioneered the Egyptian feminist movement. Chien-Shiung Wu made contributions to nuclear physics, aiding in the Manhattan Project....


We need more information about rape kits

Gabriela Mata November 8, 2018

Our University has done a lot to tackle sexual assault on the 40 Acres.  Most notably, UT is one of the few schools in the nation, and the only one in Texas, to have free Sexual Assault Forensic...

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Own-Voices novels are the healthy way to learn about identity and acceptance

Gabriela Mata October 31, 2018

Both the novel and TV series “Thirteen Reasons Why” touch on tough topics such as identity, mental illness and suicide. However, its portrayal of these topics is unhealthy. The show romanticizes...


Men’s restrooms at UT need more baby changing stations

Gabriela Mata October 26, 2018

I decided to conduct an experiment. I enlisted the help of some guys I knew and asked them to do me a small favor: Every time they went into a men’s restrooms on campus, look for a baby-changing...


It’s on us to use the resources at the Gender and Sexuality Center

Gabriela Mata October 22, 2018

UT’s Gender and Sexuality Center is not an exclusive campus agency. It exists to “provide opportunities for all members of the UT Austin community to explore, organize and promote learning...


Hooked on Our Safety should be a continued effort

Gabriela Mata October 8, 2018

Last Tuesday, Young Conservatives of Texas rallied in support of then-Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amidst a large counterprotest. On Saturday, Kavanaugh was confirmed and sworn in as a Supreme...


Here’s why you should take part in a research study

Gabriela Mata October 1, 2018

“Have you been feeling depressed?” “Do you want to quit smoking?”  “Diagnosed with anxiety or trauma disorder?” Questions such as these come directly from...


Keep the #MeToo movement in mind with ACL coming up

Gabriela Mata September 28, 2018

As Chance the Rapper’s set started, a drunk man grinded on me to the rhythm of the song, literally huffing over my neck to ask if I liked the show so far. He placed a hand on my shoulder —...

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