I know I have told you lovely readers this before…but I am a writing major. Did you know, though, that I started off in Biology? HAHAHAHA – ahem, excuse me. Really though, I did. It was incredibly difficult, not only because we had to memorize what the inside of a cell looks like, as well […]Read More Female Brain: Technology Deterrent (…Really?)
We often look at feminism as something that needs to be serious or maybe even academic. Art forms and performance pieces can speak just as loudly though about female oppression and feminism. So to shake things up, here are five badass women who are slam poets. Their work ranges from intersectionality to perceptions of feminists. […]Read More 5 Badass Female Slam Poets You Should Know
So yesterday was Transgender Day of Remembrance and the JMU & Ally Education Program had a vigil to remember and honor the lives that have been lost. It was touching to see the candles slit in the room, but also sad to realize how many people die because of hate crimes towards gender identity each […]Read More LGBT what about the T?
Hookup culture has been a hot topic for women, particularly women in college as both a liberating or seemingly empowering trend. Some believe the hookup culture has become a gender equalizer by allowing us to pick and choose whom we want to have relationships with. We have the power to be sexually autonomous and empowered […]Read More Who is Getting the Most Out of Hookup Culture?
I suppose it never hit me that my mother instilled feminist ideals in my mind from the womb. She was already setting rules and regulations for her marriage long before I was ever born. It took a true instigator and woman with a voice to inform my father that she would not be cleaning up […]Read More My Mother, the Feminist
I HATE the “friend zone” and not because I am in that situation currently or that I feel bad for those people who are there now. Nope, I hate it because the whole mentality is really wrong and those who use it as a reason to be pissed kind of come of as jerks themselves. […]Read More Don’t Friend Zone Me
Check out what our bloggers found most newsworthy in this week’s edition of Sunday Night Spotlight! Houseofadoll wants to share this link. It takes a brief look at the role Miley Cyrus has, and is, playing in shaping the feminist world today. She, unlike many female pop stars, even admits to the public that she […]Read More Sunday Night Spotlight
As feminists, we more often tend to talk about intersectionality in ways of race, sexual orientation, or even gender expression. Intersectionality is such an important area of understanding feminism because you have to check your privilege and bias as the door. For example, I understand my white, heterosexual privilege when looking as issues involving race […]Read More Disability and Feminism
As I was growing up, it was clear to me that many of my male friends were named after their father. It was custom to know many as “junior” or as the sillier “trey” (which was a ridiculous play on the french “tres” for third). Everyone wanted a way to be someone different in the eyes […]Read More The South is Deeply Rooted (In Patriarchy)
When I first heard Lily Allen was doing a song that would take shots at Miley Cyrus, cultural misappropriation and misogyny, I was all on board. I was thinking finally a song that I wouldn’t feel bad about listening to, a song that I knew Lily Allen would be perfect at because of her witty […]Read More Hard Out There (For Intersectionality)