It’s no secret that for the past year or so, Amanda Bynes has been tweeting some pretty erratic things. She’s also been doing some pretty erratic things. But that’s not what I want to talk about. I want to talk about how we as a society are REACTING to these incidences. Amanda Bynes is in […]Read More Amanda Bynes is Sooo Crazy…Right?
With Halloween approaching, let’s talk about ways to avoid dressing in racist costumes! 1. Race is not a costume. If you dress as a “Mexican” or a “Native-American”, you are generalizing an entire culture and perpetuating stereotypes, therefore, you are being racist. 2. It is acceptable to dress up as another PERSON from a different race or culture. You can […]Read More QUICK HIT: How NOT to be Racist this Halloween
Before I get in to the content of this blog post, I have to start with a disclaimer: I am a Taylor Swift fan. I have all of her albums: ‘Taylor Swift’, ‘Fearless’, ‘Speak Now’, ‘Red’, and now ‘1989’. I have [too] many songs from those albums memorized. I even went to the Taylor Swift […]Read More Feminist Taylor Swift: Why I’m On Board With #TS1989
Here are some ADORABLE and awesome costumes that rep some famous feminists! Here are some favorites: http://www.buzzfeed.com/morganshanahan/awesome-feminist-costume-ideas-for-little-grrrrrlsRead More QUICK HIT: Badass Halloween Costumes for Little Feminists
The following is a guest blog post from a woman who’s close to my heart and happens to be an extremely talented writer and feminist. Renee graduated from George Mason University in 2011 and her experience as a professional, young woman in the work place provides her with a unique perspective. The piece highlights the covert sexism experienced daily in […]Read More Bra Straps, Yoga Pants, Business Suits: Does it really matter?
A young film-maker recently walked all over NYC for 10 hours, and recorded her experience. Street harassment is a reality women deal with on a daily basis. Some of the men in the video seemed as if they were being polite, but in my experience and obviously in the experience of the film maker, if […]Read More QUICK HIT: What it is like to be a woman in NYC and everywhere
Over the past few weeks I’ve been working my way through Lena Dunham’s new book, Not That Kind of Girl. As I read, I laughed a lot. I also was struck by how much I related to Dunham’s stories. Unlike Dunham I have not grown up in NYC, or attended a super liberal school, or been the […]Read More Not That Kind of Girl
Recently, I saw an article titled “These 10 Colleges Have the Hottest Girls”, that two of my female friends shared on Facebook. Normally, I don’t pay attention to those kinds of articles because I think they are stupid and unimportant, but the fact that two female friends on Facebook shared it sparked my interest. I […]Read More JMU is the #3 American University with the Hottest Girls. Who Gives A Fuck?
Bystander: someone who is aware of or sees a potential dangerous situation occurring and can do something to stop it. Most of us have heard this phrase, and if you’re a freshman or a sophomore at JMU, you’ve sat through a whole program on the subject during Orientation. But what does being a bystander mean? […]Read More It’s Not MY Problem: Bystander Intervention and Why It Matters
Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay, is a book I never thought I would be able to identify so closely with. Within the opening pages, Gay talks about her frequent rejection of feminism in her young age. She explains why “women still fall over themselves to disavow feminism, to distance themselves.” She notes that she did […]Read More Is it Good to be a “Bad” Feminist?