Hugh Hefner died on September 27th and many have been mourning his death. I, on the other hand, have not and I am hoping that the tradition of “Playboy Bunnies” ends. Hefner has not been an advocate for women empowerment and has not played a role in sexual liberation. I hate when people try to […]Read More Hugh Hefner: Not a pioneer for sexual liberation
I spent this past weekend playing very challenging, high-level rugby games in the Women’s D1 Round of Sixteen for Nationals. Truthfully, we got our butts kicked, having lost the fire, and numbers, from an undefeated fall season which earned us number one seed in the league. I spent the rest of Sunday, and today, reflecting on my […]Read More Opening Up The Old Boys’ Club
I used to love watching companies come out with new products that claim to help fight for gender equality or women’s rights. I used to think WOW!! I’m so glad that companies are showing strong female athletes, women of color, and women with more than one body size. Being naïve, I immediately assumed that all […]Read More Watch out for Femvertising!!!
The other night I was sitting in the photo lab on campus, sorting negatives, when I started Speaking Up, one of NPR’s Ted Radio Hour podcast episodes. It began with the story of a queer, Bahrainian woman name Esra’a. She introduced herself to a crowd, describing her upbringing in Bahrain: “You were encouraged to be invisible, and […]Read More Where are you, in the fight for unity?
Nike recently announced its new Nike Pro Hijab, the brand’s first single-layer stretchy hijab for athletes. The Pro Hijab is the product of a yearlong design process between Nike and the three Muslim athletes from the United Arab Emirates, weightlifter Amna Al Haddad, triathlete Manal Rostom, and figure skater Zahra Lari. By working with these […]Read More Nike’s New Pro-Hijab is Huge for Female Muslim Athletes
The first time I learned about love was through watching Disney’s “Alice in Wonderland.” I was four years old when I witnessed Alice eat that cookie, grow a hundred feet and then stick her gigantic foot right in the doorknob’s face. My excitement at watching Alice get big prompted me to watch the film so […]Read More How to Love a Giantess
WARNING!!!!! This post will not contain any major details that are new to the live action Beauty and the Beast, but will include some minor details that weren’t a part of the animated movie. If you haven’t seen the movie and are okay with that, keep reading! If not, you’ve been warned and should stop […]Read More A Tale New and Improved