What is DAPL? It’s all over Twitter and Facebook, and I’m not sure what’s going on. DAPL is the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is meant to transport 450,000 barrels of Bakken crude oil daily from North Dakota to Illinois. It crosses streams and bodies of water over 200 times, and snakes through private property (thus avoiding federal regulations). […]Read More Water is life, but what’s a DAPL?
If children had been the ones to actually pick the president of the United States, November 9th would have looked a lot different. Nickelodeon gave kids an opportunity to voice their opinions on who should lead the US in their “Kids Pick the President” campaign, and kids voted for Former Secretary of State, […]Read More Cycle of Sexism: Who really picks the president?
Think of toys that young girls would like to play with. You’re probably picturing a lot of pink. Maybe a play kitchen or a fake tea set. Most definitely a doll of some sort comes to mind, whether it’s generic or brand-name, like a Barbie. These are quite stereotypical. Perhaps you thought of something more […]Read More In a World of Superheroes…
Over Thanksgiving break, I traveled with my mom and sister to India. It had been over 5 years since my last visit, so it was great to see family and explore a little bit. However, over the course of the week, I encountered a few instances where my cultural consideration and my feminism were put at […]Read More Traveling with Feminism
This past Friday was Black Friday, and while I did not go shopping, I did drive past the outlet mall and saw hundreds of cars jammed into the parking lot. It’s no secret that he holiday season has been highly commercialized, and because of this, every year around this time, consumerism spikes and huge corporations […]Read More Have an Ethical Holiday!
Welcome back to the Shout Out weekly News Room! Here’s what we have for you this week: REVIEW We briefly talked about what each blogger posted over the past two weeks. If you haven’t been able to keep up on the posts, for any number of reasons, here is the link to our Shout Out! […]Read More Post-Thanksgiving Feminist News Room
As you return from Thanksgiving break and gear up for the end of the semester, you’re probably in need of some inspiration. We can relate. So we thought we’d share four powerful women with you who are strong role models for girls and young women—one for each stage of the end game. Week One: Margaret […]Read More Four Inspiring Women to Help You Get Through Finals
As we unpack our bags after a week at home with family, it’s time to start thinking about the coming weeks, the last weeks of the Fall semester. Because our days are jam-packed with final projects, papers, and exams, I wanted to take the time to stress the importance of making time for self-care in your […]Read More ‘Tis the Season for Practicing Self-Care
Artificial intelligence (AI) is the development of computer systems that can perform in ways that would typically require a level of human intelligence as a means of aiding their human counterparts (think Siri, Alexa, GPS systems, etc.). However, the gendered nature of AI programming is much less complex— it has its roots in the same […]Read More Nurture vs. Nature— The Sexist Nature of Artificial Intelligence
One of the joys of being home for Thanksgiving break is seeing all of my friends and family as we catch up over the span of a week. As the holiday season kicks off, almost everyone I spent time with these past few days asked me (sometimes more than once- I’m looking at you grandma): […]Read More All I want for Christmas: A Feminist-Friendly Wish List