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
TW: Rape, sexual assault It has come to my attention recently that many people seem to think an appropriate way to respond to rape culture is to deny its existence. Similar to the belief that the cure to racism is “colorblindness” or that the wage gap is a figment of our imaginations, the denial of […]Read More PSA: Rape Culture is Alive and Well
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to travel to San Antonio, Texas with my super-awesome crew of intelligent, passionate public speakers (JMU speech team- we’re kind of big deal…) Amidst our flights and pre-tournament shenanigans, I had quite a bit of time to read up on some pressing stories in the news, most notably […]Read More Dakota Pipeline Protesters: Why We Stand Beside You
Here’s what we talked about today in news room: TW: Rape, sexual abuse News: 29 were injured in a New York City Blast Saturday night. While this is not directly a feminist issue, any important issue or event can be seen and analyzed through a feminist lense. Bus driver, Renita Smith saved 20 children from burning […]Read More News Room Notes
For anyone who thinks that menstruation is fun, you’re absolutely right! I mean, c’mon, who doesn’t love bleeding out of their genitalia for a week, feeling as bloated as a balloon and mood swings as extreme as anything that comes out of Donald Trump’s mouth. Plus, if you live in California you get the joy […]Read More Tampons Are Not A Luxury, Period.