Welcome back from break, everyone! I thought that it would be a good day to talk about body image, considering the fact that I ate about 70,456 tons of food over Thanksgiving Break and, frankly, still feel straight up FAT. I have always struggled with my body image – just as many others have. On […]Read More Thanksgiving Body Image Blues (Sort Of)
I know I have told you lovely readers this before…but I am a writing major. Did you know, though, that I started off in Biology? HAHAHAHA – ahem, excuse me. Really though, I did. It was incredibly difficult, not only because we had to memorize what the inside of a cell looks like, as well […]Read More Female Brain: Technology Deterrent (…Really?)
Shockingly, when I was growing up I was a huge Disney princess lover. Just as thehouseofadoll described in New Perspectives on Disney a couple of weeks ago, Disney is and always will be a huge fan favorite. Belle, Cinderella, Ariel, Pocahontas, Jasmine, Snow White, Mulan…these were all pretty common household names when I was growing up. In fact, Disney’s princess movies […]Read More Ladies, We Can Rescue Ourselves!
So I know we have all heard of Dove’s Real Beauty Campaign. In fact, I believe that some of my fellow bloggers have previously written about it, or at least mentioned it in their posts. As a female who has lived her entire life having beauty ads crammed down her throat (as most female have) […]Read More Axe and Dove – Two Messages, Same Company
As I was cruising through the twitter feeds last night, I saw this lovely gem. This short article, written by Rebecca “Burt” Rey of Jezebel, informs us all that Mitt Romney is a “sizeist”. A sizeist is, in very basic terms, someone who looks down on fat people. For Romney, I would assume that by […]Read More Romney: Your American Role Model! But Not Really.
Happy Halloween, everyone! To change it up from the orange and black this week, I thought it would be interesting to talk about something green! I learned about this particular topic in my Environmental Sociology class. What does Environmental Sociology have to do with Feminism, you ask? I will get to that part soon, faithful […]Read More Environmentalism, Shady CEOs, and the White Male Effect
I know that we’ve already gotten to know each other some, lovely blog readers, but let me elaborate a little on the “basics of me”. I am a twenty-one year old senior at James Madison University, and I’m in the Writing, Rhetoric and Technical Communication program here. That means that upon graduation, I could essentially […]Read More Expectations Aren’t Always Met…and That Is A-Okay.
I was scrolling through my twitter feed a couple of days ago and found this story. A woman named Tippi McCullough was fired from her teaching job at Mount St. Mary Academy in Arkansas…just for marrying the woman that she loves. Didn’t the new pope say, just this year, that the Catholic religious community should […]Read More What is this, Westboro Baptist or something?
This past weekend, Forbes Performing Arts Center hosted a rather interesting guest. My mother knows that my sister and I are both feminists, and she thought it would be particularly interesting for us to go to this event – a long comedy sketch, really – because of the strong opinions that my sister and I […]Read More Hunters, Gatherers, and Generalizations
For my post this week, I’m going to start out by being honest – I have always been a little judgmental. When I first meet someone, I think, hmmmm…this person is X, Y, or Z. This isn’t because I’m a huge asshole; it’s just how I compartmentalize people in my mind. Call it judgmental…or maybe […]Read More Future Leader of America…Hopefully Not.