In light of the modern day #MeToo movement centered around the hashtag and survivors standing up together and sharing their stories, I wanted some deeper insight. Last year around this time I wrote a news article for one of my journalism classes in which I tried to capture the essence of the #MeToo movement, its […]Read More #MeToo – Moment or Movement? A conversation with Dr. Matthew Ezzell
It is no surprise that gender inequality has followed women into their occupation. From pay gaps, to unequal opportunity, to a lack of benefits for mothers, women face a lot of gender inequality in the workplace. Picture this: you work your ass off putting together a pitch you have to deliver next week. Your male […]Read More Gender Inequality in the Workplace
Some good news is headed your way! Feminist protests and all around feminine bad-ass-ness seems to be finally forming some good in the world! In the past, power influence and societal structures have been taken over by males but not for long! There are women leaders of course, but there are a lot fewer than […]Read More Are Feminists and Survivors Finally Benefitting from Speaking Up?
Why is Christine Blasey Ford, a survivor, receiving the email hacking, the death threats and the back lash? When all she did was speak her truth. And why are all of these men that did not know Brett Kavanaugh when he was 17-years old coming forward to speak on the behalf of him?Read More “The Birds and the Bees.”
In the words of Samantha Bee, “We are coming for you, Creeps.” In the news recently, filmmaker Harvey Weinstein has been accused of rape and sexual misconduct, and of course denied it. Angelina Jolie, Gwyneth Paltrow, and so many other big name actresses were harassed or assaulted when doing a movie with Weinstein. But there […]Read More Hold Them Accountable
we often equate being unavailable with being in a committed relationship. If you’re uninterested, that is enough to make you unavailable.Read More Ladies… don’t tell him you have a boyfriend.
About a month ago, I was out dancing with a friend of mine. It was just us two, and we were clearly content being on our own. Then, two guys came up behind my friend and made some lewd gestures, positioned where she couldn’t see. Lucky for them, however, I could see just fine. Me: […]Read More I’ll Calm Down When You Start Listening: The Dangers of Tone Policing
I remember being in 7th grade, sitting in on those uncomfortable sex education classes during P.E. where my teacher would lecture us about safe sex practices. He demonstrated to the class how to put a condom on a banana and gave us students worksheets to label genitalia. What my teacher never told the class was […]Read More Herpes is Not a Death Sentence
At the end of freshman year, I went out with a group of friends. The night started innocently enough— we tried on different outfits, played our favorite songs and took millions of Snapchats and Instagram photos. It was supposed to be a final hurrah before finals week started, a night of unadulterated fun before we’d […]Read More Sorry, Maroon 5, But Getting Drugged Isn’t a Party
I once had a long conversation with a man who proudly hung confederate flags from his house and his truck, and belonged to the Sons of the Confederacy. On his fridge there was a magnet that said, “A government that’s big enough to give you everything you want is big enough to take away everything […]Read More How to be free, P.C., and remember history