As of December my undergraduate career will be over. With graduation so close on the horizon, I’m finding it harder and harder to make ends meet when it comes to school. “Senioritis” would be putting it lightly. It seems like every night (or very early morning) I’m scrambling to throw together an assignment that’s due […]
Read More My New Outlook on Feminism
On October 28, 2011, Queen Elizabeth II as well as members of 16 Commonwealth countries approved changes to the royal thrown succession, and declared these new changes will soon take effect. Future sons and daughters of the United Kingdom monarch under this new succession law, both have equal right to the throne. To further internationalcupcakebandit’s […]
Read More Equality within the United Kingdom Monarch
Coming up with ideas to write about has never been hard for me…considering the fact that I’m surrounded by mediums that constantly show unjust representations or treatment of women and by occasions that make me realize why I consider myself a feminist. Recently, however, due to the havoc caused by midterms, it seems as if […]
Read More Am I Doing my Job as a Feminist?
I’m sure at least some other people have seen this commercial and been awestruck by the audacity of everyone’s favorite mystery flavor. I want to love you Dr. Pepper, but why must you make it so hard? I mean, I understand you need to reach some key demographics, and action sequences always seem to work […]
Read More You’re Killing Me, Dr. Pepper
I’ve been having a lot of conversations about feminism lately, conversations about its relevancy to my life (Does a middle class white girl attending college really face oppression?), its relevenacy to politics (Haven’t women made it already?), and whether or not third wave feminism can validly be referred to as a unified wave (after all, […]
Read More Wanna talk?
I am currently taking a Feminist Literary Theory class and it is one class that I can say keeps me on my toes. I am not an English major or anything so sometimes I find it very hard to comprehend the language, or even the denseness of the subject matter. Besides that it’s a pretty […]
Read More A Lesbian’s vision a Woman’s vision…?
One of my best friends is Kenyan. He just graduated from Eastern Mennonite University with a degree in justice and peacebuilding; I figured he would be a good source for information about African women achievements. I was right. “Google Dekha Ibrahim Abdi,” he said. It was an easy inspiration. After reading just a few sentences […]
Read More African ‘Her’story: Gone but not forgotten
I’m not generally one to let the ignorance of others bring me down. But, it sadly seems unavoidable at times. This is a story about a sheltered college student who is blind to the effect that his actions and words have on other people. There is NO excuse for discrimination. To preface this story, I […]
Read More Sad Realities: My Night of Disrespect, Sexism, Homophobia, and Racism.
I recently researched the relationship between female college students and their perception on female masturbation. My question, asked only to JMU females, included the following: Would you be uncomfortable if I asked you about masturbation? This topic is of great interest because of the cultural attitudes and uneasiness regarding the discussion of female masturbation. Females’ […]
Read More Would you be uncomfortable if I asked you about masturbation?