Yesterday the Department of Education released a statement that under Title IX, which requires that schools should treat students equally no matter their gender identity- includes those that identify as transgender.Read More Quick Hit: Transgender Students are Safe from Discrimination by Title IX
This past Tuesday, April 8th, marked Equal Pay Day, the symbolic day marked each year as a representation of the day that women will finally catch up monetarily to how much a man in the same position made the year before. It takes 3 months and 8 days for a woman to catch up, for […]Read More Why Exactly Does a Woman Making Equal Pay Scare the GOP?
When I was in kindergarten, we had to dress up one day as what we wanted to be when we grew up. I was taking ballet when I was little and all my friends told me they were dressing up as ballerinas. I told my mom, and she decided that I needed to dress up […]Read More What Did you Want to Be When You Grew Up?
Although these two Democratic senators are clear that sexual assault needs to stop, they weren’t always so friendly with each other on how to stop it. Democrat Gillibrand and Democrat McCaskill both proposed bills to end sexual assault in the military, a fierce battle that ended with McCaskill’s bill being passed. Now, the two women […]Read More Quick Hit: Gillibrand and McCaskill- No more college sexual assault!
Simone de Beauvoir was not taught in my two philosophy classes at James Madison University. I had two male professors who taught me the “important” philosophical thoughts- Aristotle, Plato, Kant, and the list goes on. I never questioned this in my classes, because hey, I was tired of questioning everything at every moment. Philosophy was […]Read More Simone de Beauvoir and the Erasure of Female Philosophers
Sylvia Plath’s most famous novel was The Bell Jar, published only months before she committed suicide, under the pseudonym Victoria Lucas. Plath was an avid writer throughout her life, keeping a dedicated journal starting at the summer before college at Smith. Although her unabridged journals were extensive, I was immediately captivated by the young voice just […]Read More Sylvia Plath: Why I Can’t Stop Reading Her Journals
With the glamour of the Academy Awards, we often forget that this glamour may come at the expense of individuals who are working these events to keep the safety of the stars at their highest priority. The security officers who are hired for these events are often paid a yearly part-time wage that is often […]Read More Quick Hit: Protests at Red Carpet Prove Class Divides
The Oscars are this weekend, the Academy Awards, and everyone is already speculating on who will wear what. Monday morning, we will have to endure the “best” and “worst” dressed individuals, mostly targeting the women’s dresses, accessories, and manicures. This blows my mind after every award show, because hey, I have nothing against ogling a […]Read More Young Girl Wears Paper Dresses: Creativity Ensues
The masculinity based online blog “Return of Kings” blasts that it is a blog for the promotion of masculinity. Read: for implementing the patriarchy. The bloggers once announced in an interview that “feminists are the foot-soldiers” for their website, allowing for writing that is atrocious, and borderline abusive in language to receive more reads than […]Read More Why We Should Stop Hate-Reading
An ex of mine defined herself as genderqueer, and to make things easier, referred to herself using female pronouns. We were young, and she never explained to me whether or not she wished to have gender neutral pronouns or not. Hell, I didn’t even know what that really meant back in the day. But in […]Read More Quick Hit: Facebook inclusive of all gender expression