Now announcing the Olympic podium results for the Mother category… it looks like this year’s competition goes to- wait. WHAT? Actually, yeah that sounds about right. I can’t believe in this day and age, when more and more responsibilities are being flung upon women, that competing for the Olympic Mother gold medal isn’t here yet. […]Read More Motherhood: An Olympic Sport
Mary Pilcher-Cook; feminist extraordinaire! Except, is she? For starters, this Kansas Republican, responsible for the proposed bill SB 302, aims to impose a law that would fine ANYONE involved in surrogacy in the state of Kansas up to $10,000 and one year of imprisonment. That includes hospitals, agencies, surrogates and the surrogate parents. Reasons? Well […]Read More Surrogacy; crime against humanity?
Welp. Here we go again! Guess what: I’m at a 9 out of 10 right now on the BREAK SOMETHING scale…. Because, while I love the internet… and all of its “special” sites… I just came across this new Thought catalog? What is this s**t? Half of these articles are complete bullshit. Another quarter of […]Read More My Nomination for Best Blog of The Year Goes to…
Alright, what in the starry-eyed f**k is this? I’ve got a bone to pick with Eliana Dockterman, the author of an article posted on TIME about the “The Duke Porn Star Isn’t as Empowered as She Claims.” If I have ever heard more biased writing from TIME, then at least they did a better job […]Read More A Bone to Pick.
Browsing through the internet mindlessly, just looking for anything to read on this lovely evening, I stumbled upon this article on Raw Story. And I don’t entirely know what to think about it, but it sure is interesting to say the least. The topic? “Are women really so uptight about doors being opened, due to […]Read More Quick Hit: I’m so confused right now
So, today I wanted to take a different approach to my weekly addition to this blog, and share with you one of my most favorite heroes. To put it bluntly, she was the reason I read my first theoretical literature, and she was the first feminist I ever looked up to. I know it sounds […]Read More A note about my personal academic hero.
I don’t play many sports. I’ve never been much of a football or basketball player- never touched a hockey stick or a baseball bat. Mind you, I love me some mini golf and laser tag (those count right?). Well this morning at 4:30 AM, while I was stressing out over some research papers I still […]Read More Virginia High School League adopts transgender policy for athletics
So yesterday, on V-DAY, the awesome Ellen Page (actress from the movies Juno & Inception) made a speech at Time to THRIVE, an LGBTQ forum going on in Nevada. Without spoiling anything… she kicks some major ass and talks about her view on issues going on today with gender and the ideas behind “social hegemonic […]Read More Quick Hit: Ellen Page at Time to THRIVE!
So, let’s be real. I love video games. Like a whole lot. A shitload, you could even say. I started with the Nintendo 64, and have owned every system that’s come out since. Playing video games competitively and for fun has been a HUGE part of my life, and has been making an impact since […]Read More Laura Croft – A reboot in video game culture?
Let me just first say, that picking up the Women and Gender Studies minor was one of the best things to ever happen to me at JMU. It opened my eyes and taught me more about privilege and discrimination than 19 years of existing. It’s shaped who I am today, and built my critical eye […]Read More Role Reversal – Crying wolf a little early? Preference vs. Understanding