Let’s Do the Timewarp Again!

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 […]

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Female Veterans: Not Just Tomboys

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 […]

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New Perspectives on Disney

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 […]

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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) […]

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Girls Can Be Smart AND Pretty!

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 […]

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Sluts on Halloween: The Virgin-Whore Dichotomy

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 […]

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Links Round Up

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’ […]

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Beauty and Sexuality Pt.1

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 […]

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