With the recent publicity regarding the UNC student who has spoken out about her sexual assault, there has been a spotlight on the way that the University has handled her attack, and the consequent discussion that she had led about it. Because she hasn’t used the name of her attacker in her public outcry, it […]
Read More What’s in a Name? Why the Word “Rape” is Important
This semester, I am in a course about constructing girlhood. The subject interested me, as studies about the construction of “girlhood” in are almost entirely contemporary. As a male, I had a completely different childhood construction. The pressures, media, expectations, and a whole host of elements were very different for me. In this course, we […]
Read More Feminist Book Review: The Lolita Effect
Does being a confident sexy woman mean that you are buying into the stereotypical persona of a sexy woman? Over the years there have been many women who have been sex icons like Marilyn Monroe, Britney Spears or Pamela Anderson. Do these women who are famous for being sex icons degrade us as women? I […]
Read More We’re Bringing Sexy Back!
Yahoo! recently called for a drastic commitment from their employees. Their workers who work from home were asked to leave their home for work and come into a Yahoo! office to work instead. This decision was made under CEO Marissa Mayer. Mayer is under fire again because she has decided to build a nursery next […]
Read More Who run the world? Not girls.
If you haven’t heard there has been a file charged against UNC for improperly handling sexual assaults cases,which is pretty bad in and of itself. Now, however, UNC is filing a Honor Code violation against one of the women who has been speaking out against UNC’s actions. This woman has been charged with creating a […]
Read More Quick Hit: The Ridiculous Things Going on at UNC
After seeing many different tabloids on the 2013 Grammys, I began to notice an annoying trend in all the comments that were being made. I had read that there was a dress code sent out by CBS about what the celebrities could and could not wear to the annual event. I personally felt enraged by this […]
Read More “Thong type costumes are problematic”
Last night I saw that my friend had shared a photo that caught my eye and it turned out to be an informational on rape prevention. Here is the link that hopefully you are able to open: http://on.fb.me/XylXFU If it doesn’t work it is basically a post offering advice on how to avoid sexual assault […]
Read More Quick Hit: Rape…Prevention or Reinforcement?
Things that DON’T matter: What she’s wearing If she went home with him If her hair was in a ponytail If she was out late at night If she was by herself Things that DO matter: The fact that most sexual assaults are not reported due to fear The fact that many sexual assaults that […]
Read More Never to Blame
Fire is contradicting in almost every sense. While it brings warmth and comfort, it can also be destructive and deadly. Historically, fire was a sign for life and sustenance. Being so difficult to capture in its early discovery, fire was often sacred and used in ceremonies to appease Gods of all religions. Today fire is […]
Read More The Millennium Trilogy: Firing Up the Upheaval
I first started taking birth control my senior year of high school, which would mean that I have been on it for almost 5 years. It wasn’t until I took a course on women’s health issues my spring semester of my junior year, that I gathered a complete knowledge of exactly what birth control does […]
Read More I Am A Woman, Hear Me Roar