When you think about Iowa, you think cornfields, tornadoes, and old-fashioned thinking. Therefore, when I saw the title of this clip Two Lesbians Raised a Baby and This is What They Got, I expected to see something degrading a lesbian couple and their child. Surprisingly, I watched as a passionate young male stood and fought […]
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I thought this post was worth sharing, as it makes an attempt to specifically address those men who are genuinely against rape and genuinely understand that it is a problem, but don’t see the harm in rape humor. The points the author brings up are some I had never heard before, but make something I […]
Read More Quick Hit: Rape Humor and Men
I have to admit to you all that I am obsessed over reality television. I, like most of my girlfriends, cannot get enough of shows like The Bad Girls Club, Basketball Wives of Miami and L.A., Love and Hip Hop, just to name a few. The drama witnessed in these shows keep me hooked and […]
Read More The Guilty Pleasure of Reality Television…But its so good…?
I know I already wrote about this amazing African woman, but after seeing her lecture, her story justifies another post. To remind those of you about my previous post, Dr. Elavie Ndura, a Burundian Hutu genocide survivor and scholar, came to JMU to speak about her experiences. As the president of the Justice Studies Student […]
Read More African ‘Her’story: Dreaming the impossible
Below is a detailed background of family planning policies in the countries of Iraq, China, France, and the USA. This is simply an informative post, giving readers an objective scope of family planning policies versus practices in these countries. INTRODUCTION: According to the United Nations Statistic Division’s data collected in June 2011, of every 100 […]
Read More Women’s Reproductive Rights: Iraq, China, France, and USA
Over Thanksgiving Break I was listening to the radio and heard and advertisement for a new laser hair removal center opening. The ad stated that having a smooth, hairless body was sexy… implying that having natural hair on your legs and body is unattractive and unappealing. In all honesty, I’ve never really thought about this […]
Read More Why Am I A Hairless Feminist?
Hey readers! I hope you’re all having a great break from school/work/whatever. I know this is technically an off week, but I thought I’d do a quick podcast review for those of you who need an excuse to get away from the family insanity this week!
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I wanted to take a break from criticizing (for the most part, but it’ll only be minor, I promise..) and focus, instead, on something rather positive I’ve seen happening. To be less vague, I enjoy playing a video game called Starcraft; it’s a competitive strategy game, but the details about it aren’t very important. What […]
Read More Girls Can’t Play Video Games
If you haven’t seen the movie, you can find the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nsUEd2cUIqo
Read More It’s Happening…spoiler alert
In a recent move to get more female subscribers, The Economist attempted a new ad campaign which targets women. However, instead of making an appeal to their femininity, they went for the ‘edgy’ route, by denying that their magazine needs to change its overtly masculine base and tone. Instead, the magazine insists that it is […]
Read More Quick Hit: The Economist, Gender Edgy or Old School Sexist?