Happy Halloween, everyone! To change it up from the orange and black this week, I thought it would be interesting to talk about something green! I learned about this particular topic in my Environmental Sociology class. What does Environmental Sociology have to do with Feminism, you ask? I will get to that part soon, faithful […]Read More Environmentalism, Shady CEOs, and the White Male Effect
Let’s do the time warp again, but really we should. If you haven’t ever seen Rocky Horror Picture Show, then I would suggest finding the movie watching it, and then come back to this post. So Halloween is one of my favorite holidays, and it cannot be complete without watching the infamous Rocky Horror Picture […]Read More Let’s Do the Timewarp Again!
My mother and grandmother were both veterans and I cannot imagine the struggles they went through. Being in the military sounds tough- more so than I think we in society give credit for- but being a woman adds even more difficulties within military culture as well. Our cultural understanding of military women assumes they are […]Read More Female Veterans: Not Just Tomboys
Let me just start off by saying that I love Disney movies. Like, I’m that girl who will stay home on a Friday night, order pizza, and fire up her VHS player hoping that it’s not the night when it finally gives out. A few nights ago, I was at my friend’s apartment (waiting to go […]Read More New Perspectives on Disney
Obtaining a career that disallowed LGBT discrimination has always been a desire of mine. It was a fear in the back of my mind that I would have to hide most of the activities I participated in on my resume. Now, I may not have to worry about that anymore. The Employment Non-Discrimination Act (ENDA) […]Read More ENDA may END
My cousin just turned twelve, which terrifies me because the age of the “tween” is when everything is awkward and everyone is pressuring you to be someone you are not. When I asked her what she wanted for her birthday, her list revolved around clothes and makeup. I offered up some alternatives because I was […]Read More Girls Can Be Smart AND Pretty!
Virgin-whore dichotomy: It’s an old, run-of-the-mill, jargon-y term used quite frequently among feminists with intense lexicons. It’s defined pretty well in Stephanie Stroud’s post on cultural stereotypes on Miss Representation: “The virgin-whore dichotomy…details that women fit neatly into the role of either an innocent, passive, selfless good girl or a hedonistic, morally-void, sensual bad girl. Unsurprisingly, these roles do […]Read More Sluts on Halloween: The Virgin-Whore Dichotomy
Check out our bloggers’ picks of the week! El Feministo enjoyed listening to this HuffPost Live battle on feminism and masculinity. Wait until the end to hear law professor Mary Anne Franks lay it into Vice co-founder and leading “alpha male” Gavin McInnes. One of Feministo’s favorite takeaways came from psychology professor Michael Aldis: “See how ‘masculinity’ […]Read More Links Round Up
Happy Sunday Readers! This past week I read Naomi Wolfe’s, profound novel, The Beauty Myth: How Images of Beauty are Used Against Women, originally published in 1991. The novel explores a theory coined by Wolfe as the “beauty myth”. This theory encompasses the idea that while women possess greater economic and societal power than their […]Read More Beauty and Sexuality Pt.1
While we have been talking about Miley Cyrus a lot, a lot, a lot, a lot lately, let’s take a trip down memory lane, shall we? The year is 2008. Lil’ Miley is only 15 years old. She is rocking her Hannah Montana franchise and doing everything a perfect Disney Princess would. And then she […]Read More Pop Princesses and Girlhood Turned Womanhood