Language and diction are very important to me, but not just because I am a woman and a communication studies major, but because language and diction write our stories. Our communication cultivates our adventures, interactions, and experiences.Read More Calling all bystanders! Get rid of the patriarchal language.
In lieu of the events in Charlottesville and other heated race related events, there has been a large push for unity in the African American community. However, African American women for years have criticized the unity of black men and women, or lack thereof. The question becomes who treats who worst? With my hands in […]Read More Our Sisters’ Keeper: Are Black Men the New White?
Hi friends! Self disclosure moment, I’m fat. I have been overweight most of my life because of crap I dealt with as a kid that I’m not getting into. So, here’s why that’s okay for me: one, I am not in any medical danger because of my weight, I get checked out on the reg […]Read More Losing Weight in a Fat-Phobic Society
As most of you have probably seen, a new trend started last week. This trend consisted of women posting on their Facebook and Twitter pages saying “me too.” If you wrote this, it meant you had been sexually harassed or assaulted at some point in your life. The meaning of this trend was to give […]Read More Give The World A Love Slap
As Halloween is approaching, people are racing to Party City and, if you’re like me, Dollar Tree, for costumes. Year after year, there are still people dress up in the most inappropriate and offensive costumes. A rule of thumb while shopping this year: If it could be someone’s culture, it’s not your costume. If you […]Read More A concept: Costumes that don’t exploit others
Sometimes I find myself in a conversation with someone who doesn’t like feminism, but because they don’t necessarily understand feminism. If you’re in a conversation with someone who doesn’t like feminism because they don’t like the idea of gender equality… Well, that’s a blog post for another day. I like to think of feminism as […]Read More Pt. I – The Pedagogy of Feminism: How to talk about gender equality
On Today’s episode of “What Woman Did President Trump Insult Today?” I would like to usher in the newest addition, Congresswoman of Florida’s 24th District, Ms. Frederica Wilson. This cowboy hat wearing representative serves the Miami-Dade county and southern Broward Counties, one of the most culturally diverse districts in the nation. And she is most […]Read More #IBelieveFrederica, Do you ?
Disclaimer: This is not an attack on Gameday itself or on college football, this is a commentary on sexist culture pervading Gameday festivities. Also trigger warning for conversations on sexual assault. As many students were made aware by the six semi trucks parked on the quad Friday, College Gameday decided to return to JMU after […]Read More Gameday Toxicity
Hey friends! This week your feminists went in on a whole range of issues, its been an interesting week for feminism. Trump Attended the “Values Voters Summit” which is a super conservative, anti-LGBTQ+ conference that handed out pamphlets called “The Health Hazards of Homosexuality.” He was also quoted with saying he was going to undo […]Read More What Your Feminists Are Raging About This Week
In the words of Samantha Bee, “We are coming for you, Creeps.” In the news recently, filmmaker Harvey Weinstein has been accused of rape and sexual misconduct, and of course denied it. Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and so many other big name actresses were harassed or assaulted when doing a movie with Weinstein. But there […]Read More Hold Them Accountable