Today for our Feminist Roots feature, I have interviewed someone I believe I know fairly well, myself. So hold on tight and get ready for a pretty darn exciting interview. If someone asked me when I became a feminist, I don’t think I’d be able to give them a straight answer. I couldn’t pinpoint a precise moment […]Read More It’s Feminist Roots Time!
So, initially, I posted this as a (lengthy) comment to JGrand’s excellent post about the Bond series. However, to (I hope) facilitate a discussion, I am reposting them as a quick hit (because I want to talk about this movie…a lot). As a follow up (and I know JGrand will be happy/having an […]Read More Quick Hit: My (Probably Irrelevant) Thoughts on the Bond Film (NO SPOILERS)
This week: Visionsofourfuture recommends this powerful video put together by Project Unspoken at Emory University asks both men and women what they do in their daily lives to avoid sexual assault and harassment. Following the re-election of President Obama, this article argues that our country is not the “traditional America anymore” — and good riddance. […]Read More Links Round-Up
This TAW is best known for her fashion policing during award show season. However, she has also touched millions of women during her struggles with breast cancer and in vitro fertilization. Can you name this TAW?Read More Totally Awesome Women
I recently saw this article discussing an untitled movie that is in the works which is best described as the female version of the Expendables. I personally hated the Expendables—the movie was complete garbage from the perspective of acting, story, dialogue, and even action. As much as I’d like to bash the movie, this post […]Read More The “Female Version” of Movies
Last night, my faith in humanity was restored. After feeling like I couldn’t even call myself a feminist anymore, after questioning all of the beliefs I have held dear since childhood, and after feeling like humanity was nothing but a bunch of assholes, I was proven wrong. Last night, so many of my friends, professors, […]Read More Gratitude.
Just a quick reminder for all of our readers in the Harrisonburg/JMU community: Tonight at 8 PM on the Commons, we will be holding a vigil along with other student organizations and the Women’s and Gender Studies Program in response to the many sexual assaults against JMU students this semester. To get more information, check […]Read More Signal Boost: Stand Against Sexual Violence TONIGHT!
Barack Obama has won reelection and has earned himself and the Democratic Party another four years in office. But did you know about some other important names that were on ballots yesterday? More specifically — the twenty women who won their elections for Senate and the House of Representatives. Because if not, there are a […]Read More 2012 Elections: Historic Numbers for Female Politicians
The time to vote is finally here. I have to admit, although I am nervous to see the outcome of an election so closely tied, I am also breathing a sigh of relief. If I had to listen to campaign news for much longer, I probably would have burst into tears like four-year-old Abigael Evans. The little […]Read More The Big Day
Think of some of the most popular and influential women in celebrity universe today, and probably Taylor Swift comes to mind. While I personally can’t stand the woman, I do have to give her props for working so hard and using super clever marketing and advertising techniques to make herself critical to the tween, teen […]Read More In whichTaylor Swift makes me pull my hair out