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I know we’ve all heard the saying that “Chivalry is dead because Feminism killed it” and part of me believes it. Then I sat down and really thought about it, why don’t I want a man holding the door open for me? Especially at a school like JMU, where it is expected for people to […]Read More Why I Don’t Want Him Buying My Dinner
Sitting in the beautiful spring sun, a girl from my dorm and I were enjoying the welcomed breeze of fresh mountain air. We were on the subject of our perspective futures, brought up by the fact that our first year in college was drawing to a close and we were both considering switching majors. Emily […]Read More Social Constraints: Emily’s Story
Boobs. I will never understand a man’s fascination with them…maybe because I am just so lucky to possess them but all in all, I don’t get it. Personally, and I know many girls will agree that, penises aren’t really all that attractive. I don’t know about you but I don’t walk around screaming “show me your […]Read More Titty Committee
I recently wrote a post on whether Pinterest is killing feminism, and stipulated that Pinterest isn’t necessarily a bad thing. After all, it can be used to promote pro-feminist (or, at least not anti-feminist) sentiments. More fundamentally, Pinterest is a user-generated platform, meaning it is reflective of what the users themselves choose to pin. And […]Read More Constrained Choice: More power to us?
Two years ago I wrote a blog post about a book called A Life of One’s Own by Ilana Simons. When I first read the mix of Virginia Woolf wisdom and self-help psychology, I was going through a bad separation from an ex-boyfriend, and the advice I found in Simons’s book helped me both to cope and put the […]Read More A Life of One’s Own – Part Two
TRIGGER WARNING: Discussion of rape/ sexual assault. Due to the recent publicity of the Steubenville rape case (and the horrific way it has been handled in the media), I have decided to write a blog series about rape culture to better explain how it is upsetting yet unsurprising that this rape happened, and that it […]Read More Rape Culture and the Way Women Dress