Out On Campus

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

Good for you, not for me

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

RuPaul’s Drag Race: Breaking or Reinforcing Cultural Stereotypes?

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?

Keeping Each Other Down

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

Is She Chill?

“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?