In writing yesterday’s post, I stumbled upon this article from The Daily Beast talking about Shailene Woodley’s remarks in a recent Time Magazine interview on why she doesn’t consider herself a feminist. When asked if she identified with feminism: No because I love men, and I think the idea of ‘raise women to power, take […]Read More Quick Hit: Shailene Woodley and the F-word
This past weekend I had the pleasure of taking part in a discussion of feminism with a large group of friends. The catch is this friend group consists entirely of Christian Hipsters who, for the most part, don’t know anything about feminism! How did this real-life, sitcom-like experience happen? All because a few of us […]Read More Education is Key: A Personal Narrative
When I ended that last post about Kirsten Dunst, I said it’s getting me hot and bothered. Well as it turns out I was so bothered I had to keep writing, so here’s the impromptu part two of my earlier post! You see, I started realizing what gets me more upset about this whole situation […]Read More Kirsten Dunst, Gender Roles and Femininity: Part 2
Hello friends! I hope you all are enjoying your Sunday. Maybe the weather’s nice and you’re getting some warm spring sun. Maybe you’re getting some long needed errands out of the way. Maybe you’re like me and are happily catching up on the news that may have slipped your radar the past few days. I […]Read More Kirsten Dunst, Gender Roles and Femininity
I was reading a quick hit by one of our bloggers and I was reminded of a situation that happened to me recently. The quick hit discussed over protective dads and their daughters, while my story is kind of the opposite situation and involves fathers overexposing their sons to sex. There’s a company I work […]Read More Parenting and Hooters: An Awkward Combination
Spring break wasn’t too long ago, and with the reluctant emergence of spring here in the Shenandoah Valley, I desperately want to go back. This year my eight housemates and myself stayed at a friend’s house in Hatteras Village, NC, a sleepy town south of the famous Kitty Hawk dunes. With the beach and what […]Read More Surfing Through Sexism: Sexualization in Advertising
Of course, not too long after I posted my last commentary on gender-defined Legos, I was informed that just within the past few months, Nerf launched a new line of gendered projectile toys. The new Rebelle line is reminiscent of blockbuster heroines like Katniss Everdeen of The Hunger Games trilogy or Merida of Brave, of […]Read More No Really, Stop Genderizing Children’s Toys.
A couple weeks ago my childhood was fulfilled for the first time since Toy Story 3 when The Lego Movie opened! A Lego-lover from an early age, the child in me leapt at the idea of seeing my favorite toys act out cinematically, and I only got more anxious reading how well-received it became. The […]Read More Can We Stop Genderizing Children’s Toys?
So let me lay the scene. After a hard day at work sorting out deadline issues, training new staff, and doing whatever homework I could slip between breaks, I’ve finally made it home just before 10 at night only to be greeted by chores. Ah the life of a self-made college student. However, before I […]Read More Quick Hit: Snickers, What the F
I recently got the chance to finish up reading Manifesta by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards. If you haven’t heard of it before the book is more than just another introduction to feminist rhetoric, it goes in depth with the feminist movement, and makes the information relevant for current feminists to carry forth into the […]Read More Book Review: Manifesta