If you have 10 minutes to spare on this lovely Friday afternoon, you should check out this clip of the upcoming documentary Miss Representation, a feminist documentary on women in the media. For more information on the film, check out http://www.missrepresentation.org. I think it would be cool to host a screening here at JMU…what do […]
Read More Quick Hit: An Upcoming Documentary on the Missrepresentation of Women in the Media
Now, this has happened twice thus far while driving on 81 in Virginia. The first time occurred while I was heading back to JMU from DC in the beginning of the school year. I use cruise control on these long travels, and yes, I am a left lane driver. However, a man was driving in […]
Read More Is it because I am female?
“Cosmetics advertising”. I’ll just group that phrase with “Sex”, “Youth” and “Exclusionary.” As a make-up junkie, I can attest to the fact that, walking down a make-up aisle at any drugstore or department store, the amount of sheer advertising that occurs is overwhelming. At every turn, on the front of every precariously balanced display of […]
Read More Probably she wasn’t born with it.
MTV’s newest sitcom “Awkward,” is one that has really caught my attention. It is definitely a show that I look forward to watching every Tuesday evening at 11pm. So here is the rundown of the show according to IMDB.com: “’Awkward’ is about the specific incidents in our formative years that define us -sometimes for the […]
Read More “That Girl” is so Awkward
Well hello readers! I’ll be officially posting on Thursday but while doing some research for that post, I found this lovely lovely feminist blog from the UK. It’s already been stealing my attention from my work for about, oh I’d say three hours. So to spread the procrastination… here it is!! Get excited!! http://www.thefword.org.uk/
Read More Quick Hit: A blog I just had to share
If you happen to be one of the few people who set your CNN homepage to the international version, listen to NPR or read news on the BBC, you probably found out that Wangari Maathai passed away from cancer on Sunday at the age of 71. Unfortunately not many people on this side of the […]
Read More African ‘Her’story: A Noble Woman
It astonishes me when I talk to people (mostly men) who don’t know about this “miraculous” bra. Then I remember, not everyone gets Victoria Secret emails every morning… like me. Victoria Secret offers a new level of wonder to the wonderbra. Not only is this bra a push up, I think it can qualify as […]
Read More Big Breasts Today, Tiny Ta-Tas Tomorrow
As most of you know, Troy Davis was executed this week after spending over two decades on death row. In spite of the vast amount of evidence that he was innocent. And the vast amount of public outcry against his execution. Students from Howard University were arrested for protesting outside the White House (where apparently […]
Read More Pro-life? More like anti-choice
I remember the first time I told my mother I am a feminist. Although the standard pieces of imagery that normally accompany a statement like this have floated out of my memory (what I was wearing, where I was standing), I still vividly remember the conversation and her reaction to my “coming out.” She asked […]
Read More The Great Name Debate
*SPOILER ALERT* Everyone who knows me is well aware of my obsession with all things Amy Poehler and especially Leslie Knope. So naturally I was thrilled when the season premier of Parks & Rec came on last night. My thrill was furthered by the amazingly feminist undertones of the show.
Read More Quick Hit: Thoughts on the new Parks & Rec