(Featured image by Emma Thompson) This past summer, I had the privilege of studying abroad in London. I was able to travel somewhere that is so much more diverse than all the places I’ve called home. But something happened that snapped me back to reality—the reality that even though we were being exposed to a […]Read More You Say Compliment, I Hear Microaggression
Can we stop gendering things that don’t need to be gendered, already? The biggest problem with society’s tendency to rigidly gender products and services is not only that it reinforces strict gender norms or that it assumes one’s interests and desires based on their gender, but that it ultimately perpetuates gender inequality. While racism and […]Read More Stop putting women in the gender box.
Colin Kaepernick, along with some of his fellow NFL players, kneeling during the National Anthem has become a much-talked about political statement. Here is what I feel when confronted by this current event: Kaepernick’s actions are not anti-police force. Kaepernick is not anti-troops, anti-veterans, or anti-America. Kaepernick is using his platform as a public figure, as someone who can capture the attention of […]Read More Colin Kaepernick, I kneel with you.
Two weeks ago Girls’ Life magazine accidentally stirred up a very important conversation. The magazine, meant to provide important information and life advice for adolescent girls, was compared to a recent cover of Boys’ Life magazine. Articles from Girls’ Life titled, “Wake up Pretty!” and “Your Dream Hair,” were juxtaposed to the Boys’ Life call […]Read More Girls’ Life, Girl Scouts, and the road to Success.
When it comes to women and religion, the figure of Eve is often pointed to as an excuse for female subordination. Eve was made from Adam’s rib; Eve was the one who tempted Adam; Eve was the originator of all sin— all the poor girl did was eat an apple from a tree and suddenly, […]Read More All About Eve— Sexualization is in the Eye of the Beholder
This week’s Newsroom topics covered: Entertainment/Pop Culture Girl’s Life Magazine faced some harsh criticisms after their cover was placed side by side with Boy’s Life Magazine. The magazine targeted towards young girls featured a cover that touched on how to wake up pretty, get your dream hair and fall fashion while the boys’ magazine featured topics such […]Read More Live From the News Room: It’s Monday Night!
(featured image source flickr-schroepfer) A hard fact of this election is that millennials do not like Hillary Clinton. In the same 2016 season most millennials began supporting more socialistic policies such as tuition free colleges, expansion of health care provisions, in addition to many of them discovering entrepreneurship at earlier ages than their parents […]Read More Millennials Don’t Really Know Hillary Clinton (even if they think they do)
It’s the 21st century. An age where women have rights. Women are equal to men. Women and men have the same opportunities. And women can do the same things as men can…right? If this is true then why do women still experience a shove to the side when it comes to: equal pay, equal representation […]Read More Women SHOULD Know Their Place: The Ever Existing Cult of Domesticity
Title in reference to this meme. For those who argue that there is no need for feminism, or who think that there is no such thing as privilege, read this. Go to the movies, watch a political debate, open a newspaper. You won’t be surprised to see that the majority of people you see are […]Read More Damnnnn Donald: Back at it again with that white male privilege
In May of 2014, a 22-year-old man decided to kill 6 people in Isla Vista, California and cited women’s lack of interest in him as a big part of the blame. And enough people found reason to pity him for being in the “friend zone,” that it started a pretty important conversation. When it takes […]Read More The Friend Zone Myth