Of course, not too long after I posted my last commentary on gender-defined Legos, I was informed that just within the past few months, Nerf launched a new line of gendered projectile toys. The new Rebelle line is reminiscent of blockbuster heroines like Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games trilogy or Merida of Brave, of […]Read More No Really, Stop Genderizing Children’s Toys.
I stumbled upon an interesting article based on a study that found doctors and adolescent patients barely even touch on the topic of sex, which is a little ridiculous considering it is probably one of the most important conversations teens need to have. Now, I can completely relate to this because I never really had […]Read More Quick Hit: Let’s Talk About Sex
****Trigger Warnings!! This article discusses sexual assault, child molestation and suicide.***** I am a victim of sexual assault. As you can imagine, the experience was extremely traumatizing and its effects have been long lasting. I have struggled with anxiety, panic attacks, and severe depression for most of my life and it was not until […]Read More Victims vs. Survivors: The harm in defining ourselves as “thriving”
Disability Awareness Week at JMU has come to a close, but I wanted to write about President Jonathon Alger’s Keynote Address and how it not only applies to disability but feminism as well. The Keynote Address began with student peer advisors from the Office of Disabilities (ODS) giving a brief introduction on Disability Awareness Week […]Read More President Alger’s Keynote Address on Disability
Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, possibly best known for her TED Talk “We Should All Be Feminists” sampled in Beyoncé’s song “***Flawless”, wrote an editorial in the February issue of ELLE Magazine recounting her struggle to reconcile her interest in fashion with feminism and furthering her career as a writer.Read More Fashion and Feminism are Not Mutually Exclusive
A couple weeks ago my childhood was fulfilled for the first time since Toy Story 3 when The Lego Movie opened! A Lego-lover from an early age, the child in me leapt at the idea of seeing my favorite toys act out cinematically, and I only got more anxious reading how well-received it became. The […]Read More Can We Stop Genderizing Children’s Toys?
When it comes to diversity in the workplace, there is commonly a lot of controversy. The stereotypical business office one typically pictures is one filled with a majority of white men in business suits and a few women splattered here and there with tight buns and even tighter smiles. However, there are many businesses that […]Read More QUICKHIT : DiversityInc.’s Top 50 List of Diverse Companies
Trigger Warning: Rape I think that this article I found on Jezebel about a women with MS getting sexually assaulted is quite fitting for JMU’s Disability Awareness Week and how society needs to be more accepting of not only women but people and women with disabilities. A woman named “Kris” (this is not her real […]Read More Quick Hit: Women with Multiple Sclerosis Sexually Assaulted and Ignored by Police
So let me lay the scene. After a hard day at work sorting out deadline issues, training new staff, and doing whatever homework I could slip between breaks, I’ve finally made it home just before 10 at night only to be greeted by chores. Ah the life of a self-made college student. However, before I […]Read More Quick Hit: Snickers, What the F
The other day on Twitter Citi posted “The Top 25 Best Countries To Be A Woman,” as described in the 2013 Global Gender Gap Report. I clicked through the slideshow and found that the United States landed at spot number 23. While I am at happy and grateful to be a living in a country that […]Read More Global Gender Gap Report: What it Means For Women, The U.S. and Politics