The other day while watching the always entertaining and addictive show, “Sex and the City,” I was inspired to write about men’s intimidation of successful women. During the episode, Carrie (the main character) was going through a rough patch with her significant other simply because her career was successful and his wasn’t. At the end […]Read More Why do some men have insecurities of successful women?
If you have twenty minutes ( I know you have twenty minutes, you spend more than that on Facebook) take the time to read this little excerpt, but more than that watch this video! Maysoon Zahid is a disabled Arab-American female comedian (talk about the intersections of oppression) who spends this Ted Talk talking about her life […]Read More Quick Hit: She Shakes Her Body
*Trigger Warning: Poem About Sexual Assault * So if you do not know, I went to a conference this past weekend for Feminism, SEWSA, and I got to learn how poetry is a form of activism. I mean I will admit that I had these thoughts about poetry, but it is always nice […]Read More Poetry & Activism
In conversations about insane media portrayals of feminine beauty ideals, how often do we find ourselves longing for a return to the “good old days”? The days where curvy was in, thin was out, and voluptuous, soft bodies were the trend? I know there have been times where I’ve thought, “my curves would have been […]Read More Quick Hit: Patriarchal beauty standards HAVEN’T evolved over time
I was reading up on the current feminist news the other day, when I came across an article that highlighted Helena Bonham Carter’s response to the “Ban Bossy” campaign. If you haven’t heard of this campaign, it’s a movement created by Sheryl Sandberg (and promoted by stars like Beyonce and Jennifer Garner) to wipe the […]Read More My Alternative View of the Ban Bossy Campaign
This weekend, Nicole Byer and Alice Wetterlund from MTV’s hit show, Girl Code, came to JMU for the Spring comedy show. As a huge fan and serial quoter of GirlCode I was so excited to see their stand-up comedic skills. In the end, however, I’m still not sure, as a feminist, how to feel about […]Read More GirlCode on Campus
Bestlittlelion92 and Ladychaotica21 found this article, showing that teenagers are changing the ideas of feminism, by simply proving they want to be part of it! Check out this link for more details. Truequeerlatte found this article defending HBCUs from claims that they are more homophobic than PWIs. Cpowell92 is shocked by this overt display of […]Read More Sunday Night Spotlight
Recently, I was walking from Market One toward the Quad and decided to cut through the breezeway when I saw it. I had never really noticed the handicap accessible sign before, but this one caught my eye. The sign behind Wilson featured a person leaning forward in their wheelchair, showing movement, which contrasted the old, […]Read More New Look, New Meaning- Have You Seen the New Disability Icon?
OMG! this is the weirdest thing ever. This is penis envy on a whole nother level. Or possibly they thought thats exactly what people want: A popsicle didlo that pops in your mouth. Check this out people:Read More Quick Hit: New Swedish Popsicle Looks Like a Penis and Pops in your Mouth
I have been feeling inspired to write something about self love. As we get closer to the end of the semester pressures rise and so do temperatures which means we might start to judge ourselves a little to harshly (adding more pressure). Whether you are graduating or trying to find a summer job, wrapping up […]Read More TLC for yourself! (5 reasons why you should love yourself)