Yes, you read the title correctly— a feminist pageant girl, what a concept. Before you write me off, like many have before, and group me into whatever stereotypical cookie cutter pageant girl group you’ve seen depicted on reality t.v. shows like Toddlers and Tiaras, hear me out. Let me begin by stating I don’t condone […]Read More A Feminist Pageant Girl; Wait, What?
If you haven’t already heard about the Netflix series, Big Mouth, then I am here to inform you about all the controversy surrounding this popular show and why. As a preface, anytime sex, puberty, and adolescence is brought up, conversations are fraught with discomfort and shame due to how stigmatized our way of sex education or lack […]Read More Sex Education and Netflix’s “Big Mouth”: the Triumphs and Pitfalls
In early October, one of my favorite bands of all time, The Avett Brothers, released a new album titled “Closer Than Together”. The album offers fans a handful of songs that, while not ripped directly from the headlines, nevertheless offer damning commentary on some of the more appalling aspects of America circa 2019. One of the […]Read More Men respecting women in music???
By now I am sure you are all aware about the rumor that JMU had an outbreak of HIV/AIDS. The University issued a statement that these allegations are false, however, students are still on edge about contracting HIV. HIV, medically known as Human Immunodeficiency Virus, is a sexually transmitted disease that is commonly known. This […]Read More Check Yourself
You’re having a conversation with a guy and everything is fine, there’s a good back and forth, until the infamous statement “You’re actually so cool, you’re not like the other girls” comes out as if it’s supposed to be a compliment. I never end up finding comments like this flattering, because I don’t feel the […]Read More “You’re Not Like The Other Girls”
We all know or at least should be aware that women often struggle in the workplace. This struggle includes a lack of respect, harassment and unequal pay. These issues occur in large business firms, universities, law firms, and even in sports. https://www.barewalls.com/posters-art-prints/unequal-opportunity.html Today I want to bring to light how unfairly women have been treated […]Read More Slow Grind Better Than No Grind!
Often, people believe that wearing a t-shirt or a hat with a feminist slogan makes them a feminist, but this is false. Now, don’t get me wrong, I believe that wearing feminist clothing is a great way to express oneself and support feminist efforts. I too, have a collection of feminist t-shirts. However, feminism is […]Read More Commercial Feminism
Dear Professors of this P.W.I. (@JMU) “Well, I can see that you’re female, and I can also see that you’re black.” “Did you know your last name was a slave last name?” “I loved pointing out to my racist father we too had a black person’s last name.” “Do you know what PWI means? You […]Read More Dear Professors of This P.W.I. (@JMU)
Live… Work… POSE! When I first started watching ‘Pose’ I did not know what to expect. All I knew was that it was created by Ryan Murphy. I figured since I was such a fan of his other shows, such as ‘Glee’ and ‘American Horror Story,’ I would check out his latest project. So, I […]Read More Why ‘Pose’ Is More Than Just A Show
Not everyone wants to have children, and that is perfectly fine. But those who do, especially for men who do, why are you so mad about having daughters? In pop culture today, we are swamped with “gender reveals.” For those who live under a rock, a “gender reveal” is a party thrown by the parents-to-be […]Read More Your Gender Reveal Parties Are Weird