Check out this rad short film, directed by Indrani Pal-Chauduri, documenting girls playing soccer in Jodhpur: It’s a part of this Pepsi ad campaign called “Beats of the Beautiful Game,” which is cool and all but is REALLY cool because of all the underlying messages supporting female empowerment. This girls kick some serious ass…and soccer […]Read More Quick Hit: Girls in Jodhpur Kick Ass
ISIS in Syria was bombed by a woman. That’s right. A WOMAN. More specifically, the Emirati Air Force’s very first female pilot, Major Marium Al Mansouri, led the airstrike mission—this remarkable woman is described by the United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ambassador as a, “fully qualified, highly trained, combat-ready pilot.” Mansouri achieved a feat that shattered […]Read More Boobs On the Ground?
Growing up is not easy for the female gender (let’s be honest, growing up isn’t easy for anyone.) BUT girls are frequently pushed and hustled into a few paths deemed acceptable for them by society. Not enough girls are encouraged to pursue their love of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM.) The sad fact is, […]Read More Quick Hit: Inspire Her Mind
I never thought I would dream of going back to high school…yeeaahh rough times. But recent news about “School of Doodle,” a free, online high school designed to activate girls’ imaginations, has me seriously reconsidering… The School of Doodle, launched by Molly Logan and Elise Van Middelem, which they humbly proclaim, “possibly the most amazing project ever” (could […]Read More High School for Imagination—for Girls, by Girls
I was at work this morning, having a laid back conversation with a friend, when I stumbled upon the Facebook page for The Dean’s List calendar—a publication centered around, “12 beautiful and intelligent James Madison University women.” I was originally going to write about how this calendar is a STELLAR exemplification of society’s pervasive objectification […]Read More Feminism = Sexism? Ahem, Dictionary Please!
Why do women frequently identify their behavior as worthy of an apology? Don’t be sorry. BE STRONG. Watch this clip that shows 30 seconds of women over-apologizing, followed by 30 AWESOME seconds of them annhilating the shit out of that stereotype.Read More Quick Hit: Destroy the Stereotype and STOP Apologizing
This past weekend was Recruitment for all the sororities at JMU. I am in a sorority (I won’t say which one) and something that happened left me quite peeved. We wear name tags, and on those name tags, in addition to our names, we were required to fill in the phrase “I am…” This seemingly […]Read More Label Me Not
“Ask Amy” is a web show by Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls that features comic superstar, Amy Poehler…(obviously.) This episode focuses on bodies and body image. A young woman asks: Dear Amy, What advice would you give a young woman with body issues? I have never been happy with my body, and I feel like it’s […]Read More Quick Hit: Ask Amy
Last Tuesday night’s episode of The Daily Show made me want to marry Jon Stewart. Stewart devoted an extended-length segment of the show to highlight the media’s portrayal of women in politics. While emphasizing the sexism faced by female politicians, Stewart also shed light on the blatant double-standard shown in news coverage featuring male politicians. […]Read More Jon Stewart, Will You Marry Me?
This is the question that has been ringing through the halls of college campuses around the country after the firestorm of Duke University’s freshman, Miriam Weeks’ exposure as porn star “Belle Knox” last month. Her story also prompted a debate about whether this issue is about feminism, exploitation or all of the above…Read More Is There a Place for Sex Workers in College?