High School Graduation. If you are lucky enough, you have been able to experience this monumental moment in your young adult life. When you have a diploma, when you know what it feels like to have earned something you worked so hard for. The day arrives, family and friends assemble. You put on your nice […]Read More High School Graduation: Inclusive?
Why is there this idea that in 2015 women are physically weak? Why do people just assume that women need the help of a man to carry something, or to do something physical? That makes no sense. I am not a tall person. So often when I am carrying something or doing something that requires physical […]Read More Yeah, I got it . . .
Once upon a time in a far far away society, there was a ruling that allowed men the right to be topless in public; but not women. That was in 1936. This ruling came about because a grassroots movement of men who began protesting the law and subsequently getting arrested in the process. So let […]Read More One Nation, of Unfair Nipple
I was raised by a single mother, she has a white-collar job, and always preached about the importance of being “self-sufficient“. The most important lesson that my mother taught me is that, as a woman, you need to be able to have job where you can support yourself and your children without the help of a […]Read More “Daddy are You a Misogynist?”
When we are younger one of the first things that we learn as a child is to “keep your hands to yourself”, why is it that now we are older those rules don’t apply to our genitalia? The Oscar nominated movie, “The Hunting Ground” was played yesterday for JMU students at Grafton. The movie itself […]Read More The Ugly Truth
Why do we live in a society where calling someone crazy is normal? Lets just say that you’re seeing someone and when you try to tell this person why something is upsetting you, instead of them trying to understand why you’re upset they say “You’re just being CRAZY”. Excuse me? NO! Last time I checked, I […]Read More Don’t Call Me Crazy
DISCLAIMER: This post is going to be an organized rant. The first day of Shout Out I was asked, why are you here? Why did you decide to apply and be a part of this class? As the quirky person I am I said something silly, but it was not the real reason. I entered this […]Read More Through Unseen Eyes
WHY are women always expected to want to get married and have children? Why is it weird that in the 2015 people question or look down upon a woman who does not want to have children or get married? Throughout history women have been conditioned to believe that having a husband, children and a house with a white […]Read More Old Habits Die HARD
NO! The United States may think it is “progressive” but in reality, it isn’t. Now, don’t get me wrong, I bleed red white and blue but there is something wrong about saying we are a “changing”, “progressive” nation when we clearly aren’t. Currently RIGHT NOW there are 22 World Leaders who are WOMAN (and not […]Read More Is The United States as ‘Progressive’ as We Claim?