Photo courtesy of Flickr.com CC Students are required to only date approved young men, they must be on campus by 11:30 each night, and jeans are not permitted outside of residence halls. If these rules sound crazy, we may have feminism to thank for that.Read More 50 Years Ago: How Feminism Has Impacted JMU
Photo courtesy of Flickr.com CC Is there a dichotomy between feminism and religion? This semester I took an amazing class called Women, Power, and Religion. (- I highly recommend Professor Connerly; She’s great!) And it got me thinking about the ways feminism interacts with religion.Read More Thinking About Feminism and Religion
As a cis-gendered woman, when I’m walking around campus any day of the week, I don’t usually think about how it could feel different if I identified as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or any other identity not included in the Gender Binary we’re used to. On Wednesday, April 8th, I attended the Out On […]Read More Out On Campus
I recently read Amy Poehler’s 2014 autobiographical book, Yes Please which is a great light read that I’d definitely recommend if you’re a fan and enjoy getting life advice from funny ladies. I wouldn’t say this is really a feminist book; in my opinion it has many more “girl power” messages than real feminist discourse, but […]Read More Good for you, not for me
I don’t know how many of you watch Cartoon Network’s Adventure Time, now in its sixth season, but I’m just going to put it out there: I love it. It’s silly and funny and sometimes trippy, but it also brings along some powerful, equality-friendly messages that I believe are expressive of feminist ideals.Read More Adventure Time: Come on, grab your friends
Today is International Women’s Day! Each year on March 8th, women across the world celebrate women’s achievements, while calling for greater gender equality, and we should all get in on the action.Read More Happy International Women’s Day!
Photo courtesy of Flickr.com CC To me, someone believing the old cliche that “women aren’t funny” is one of the most annoying and frustratingly stupid things ever. It’s a misconception that’s still being fought against, but now with the help of more female and feminist comedians than ever.Read More Comedy and Feminism: Mortal Enemies, or Best Friends?
Photo courtesy of Flickr.com There’s good news and bad news. If you’ve never watched “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” a reality show about drag queens competing to become “The Next Drag Superstar,” then you’re in for a treat, but you’re also likely to experience some confusion over all of its cultural appropriation. Drag Race appears on Logo and […]Read More RuPaul’s Drag Race: Breaking or Reinforcing Cultural Stereotypes?
Lately I’ve been thinking about the different ways oppression affects women both directly and indirectly. One of these ways is through horizontal oppression, also called horizontal hostility or aggression. This phenomenon is the result of people in targeted groups (women, non-white, non-heterosexual, people with disabilities, etc.) believing and acting on or enforcing the dominant system […]Read More Keeping Each Other Down
“Yeah, she can hang. She’s chill.” I’ve heard this phrase used over and over again towards me and other girls. And chill means… what exactly? Starting in high school but continuing through college, I’ve noticed people using the word “chill” (or sometimes cool) to describe a certain unique something that apparently means someone is “okay” […]Read More Is She Chill?