While we may be tempted to feel secure about the future of reproductive health in this country because of the continual federal funding to Planned Parenthood, rest assured that the fight for reproductive justice is far from over. Last Wednesday, the Alaska Senate shot down a health care bill that would ensure health care to […]Read More (Not So) Quick Hit: Just a Reminder that the Fight for Reproductive Justice is Far From Over
Last weekend, after the looming threat of a government shutdown, as well as the threat of a government mandated cut from the federal funding that goes towards Planned Parenthood, I was relieved to find out that Planned Parenthood’s funding was left untouched when Obama and the House of Reps. finally came to a decision regarding […]Read More Pro-choice and anti-federal funding for Planned Parenthood? Can it be so?
Looking through the entirety of this blog, I see very little about the transgender community. What I do see also hints at confusion. I am certainly not an expert on transgender issues, but in my past few college years I have tried to indulge myself in the community to strengthen my understanding. I have many […]Read More Don’t be a Drag, Just be a Queen
Recently I was the subject of a College Republicans’ blog post, which features a photo, my full name, and a comment I made on ShoutOut regarding the fliers for their Kate Obenshain event. (Being a vocal feminist with a penchant for what my mom calls foul language, I probably should have seen this coming). I […]Read More An Open Letter to the College Republicans
I’ve been meaning to write this post for awhile… but have never quite found the gut to write this in this space–where so many people come to love on the queers for all that they are. But today–perhaps because it’s the 2011 Day of Silence–I’ve decided to be ironic, and say it. I came across […]Read More I have some bones to pick with the Gay Rights Movement.
I have been moving into my new apartment for three weeks. The unfinished project is not due to a lack of motivation, it’s just that I have so much stuff. I think my personal obsession with material objects began when I was six years old. My family moved from Oregon to Virginia, leaving most […]Read More Shop Until You Drop (Your Economic and Social Status)
Hello JMU students! In case you didn’t see the Breeze yesterday, It had a really lovely headline- quoted directly from Fox news favorite and former chairman for VA republicans, Kate Obenshain. And let me emphasize: Headline. “What do you think nice Christian girls feel getting onto campus and seeing the LGBT-whatever banner? These girls need support.” Please note that […]Read More What is a nice “lgbt-whatever” to do on campus?
How someone can ever blame the victim of a crime for the crime is something that will never cease to astound me, yet it’s an incredibly pervasive attitude. Such victim-blaming is absurdly and horrifyingly common in cases of sexual assault and rape. Women are blamed for assault if they dress in a manner that […]Read More Mythbustin’ Mondays: If You Were Sexually Assaulted, You Were Asking for It
I know that the government shutdown didn’t happen, and Planned Parenthood has remained untouched (for now), but this video is nevertheless important to understanding the correlation between comprehensive sex education, reproductive health, and abortion rights.Read More Quick Hit: Sec. Hilary Clinton Defends Reproductive Rights and Family Planning
Is there a difference, other than pregnancy and certain STDs, between oral sex and penetration sex? Many say there is a huge difference while others do not believe that is so. Sex is sex. Why is it more suitable for men to consistently have casual sex, but women are deemed immoral if she were […]Read More Guilt