So, I was at Wal-Mart the other day (promising start, right?) and I caught a glimpse of this as I was passing through the parking lot: Needless to say, I was caught off guard at the very least. As much as I was wondering if that kind of sticker is even legal, what was more […]Read More Feminist Ops
So I realize that the issue of street harassment is a frequently visited topic; there’s been plenty of discussion about it’s meaning, what it symbolizes, and how to deal with it. This past weekend, however, a comment was made to me on the subject that I hadn’t heard before. I was talking with a […]Read More Street Harassment: It’s All in Good Fun!
Watching daytime T.V., we are constantly bombarded by images of the “perfect” man or the “desirable” woman. These images and these projected ideals are a huge reason as to why America faces disorders, diseases, and sexism. Channels such as MTV, VH1, and E! show women and men, beautiful and fit, in constant gender roles. They […]Read More Undateable Women: Those Without a Vagina
Hey everyone! Just a quick reminder that tomorrow, as part of the Reproductive Justice Film Series, the JMU Women and Gender Studies Program will be showing Jane: An Abortion Service. The film profiles the abortion service which operated in Chicago during the late 1960s and early 1970s, when abortion was illegal. It consists primarily of […]Read More Quick Hit: Reproductive Justice Film Series TOMORROW!
I’m not sure what it is that makes men think that if you’re not a girl, you’re ok with them talking about girls like blow-up dolls. The most dramatic example of this occurred when I used to work at the local Pacsun. It was a job, leave me alone. There was a kid that would […]Read More I’m Not Your Bro, and I Don’t Like You
Every Tuesday and Thursday, I come into class and take my seat, which is right in front of a group of boys. I refer to them as boys because that’s how they act. They don’t treat each other, let alone anyone else, with the courtesy that should be intrinsic to all our interactions with others. […]Read More Keep it to Yourself. Really.
I had the most fun at a dinner party last night and it provoked some excitement and thought that I would like to share with you all. Once a month I attend a dinner that we plan for the women in our ministry. We go to the home of an older woman of God and […]Read More Life as a Homemaker…Is it really that bad?!
More specifically, if you’re complaining about being forced to talk or act ‘politically correct,’ you’re probably just a bigot and don’t want to admit it. I think of the sort of people who rely solely on racial, sexuality, and gendered based terms and ‘humor’ as every day conversation. This sort of person thinks it’s acceptable […]Read More If You’re Arguing About PC, You’re Probably a Bigot
To celebrate Eastern Mennonite University’s homecoming, Leymah Gbowee a 2007 Master’s degree graduate from Liberia, came to speak about her work and receive EMU’s alumnus of the year award. It seems fitting for her to win the recognition from EMU, considering she was just announced as one of the Nobel Peace Prize winners. She won […]Read More African ‘Her’story: The powers of women
I’m going to be honest here. When I read a magazine that’s not yoga journal or a cooking magazine, its Cosmo. And I didn’t realize until today, that there are a lot of issues in which Cosmopolitan magazine portrays women. Flipping through the magazine briefly, it seems to illustrate women as over dramatic sex fiends […]Read More Kinky Sex = Cosmopolitan Woman?