As I re-adjust to school after a much-needed Thanksgiving break, I’ve been reflecting on the holiday and the time I spent with my family and friends. At Thanksgiving this year, my entire family gathered at our shared log cabin deep in the woods of Maine. It was wholesome, intimate, and a perfect moment to bond […]Read More thankful
Have you been asked by people why you’re still single? Or asked constantly if you’re dating or talking to someone? I have. There is constant pressure for people to be dating or in a relationship, I know I’ve felt that pressure. While being in a relationship may be beneficial in some aspects, you don’t always […]Read More How to thrive single life
The first thing that happens when you are born is being assigned a “gender”. If you are born a male, the societal expectation is you will grow up to be a “masculine man” and vice versa for females. Yet for some people, it is not this simple because that is not how they wish to […]Read More Fabulousness
From a very young age I have understood that the patriarchal view of my purpose on this earth is to bear children and raise them, the way my mother did, and generations of women before her. I remember expressing fear of the pain of childbirth to my mother in elementary school, and she told me […]Read More No I Don’t Want A Baby, Stop Asking.
I always find myself procrastinating the gym for a million reasons. I am too tired, I don’t feel well, and most importantly I don’t want to embarrass myself. I would love to learn how to lift weights and I know that many women including my friends love to life weights at the gym. I am […]Read More Do you need help with that?
Besties, let’s talk about the media. Specifically, how women are portrayed in the media and advertising. Background: Women have been portrayed as objects of pleasure in the media since the 20th century. A post by Swagata Sen states: Advertisements, music videos, and films dehumanize girls and women and portray them as commodities […] Over the […]Read More SEXUAL EXPLOITATION OF WOMEN IN THE MEDIA
For the purpose of this article, I anonymously surveyed 30 participants ranging in age from 18-25. All quotes used in this piece are from the anonymous survey. As a child, Halloween was the most liberating and exciting night of the year. I simply was obsessed. Playing dress up was part of my everyday life as […]Read More HALLOWEEN: THE SADDEST HOLIDAY
Many people, when they think of feminism or a “feminist”, imagine a woman practicing the work of feminism or fighting for women’s rights. However, feminism would fail to exist without men, and in different ways, can benefit from male contributions/interactions. Without the societal dominance of masculine culture, feminism would be faced with no challenges to […]Read More how can men practice the work of feminism?
This post was edited on 10/19/22 by Hearme22 No thank you. I am sure most of women have heard these terms numerous times. I asked important women in my life- my friends, mother, grandmothers, and cousins and they all admitted to being something like this throughout their life. Whether it was as a child or now, […]Read More Sit like a lady
When I was a child, my favorite character was Scooby-Doo, however, my mom was never able to find Scooby-Doo clothing in the girls’ section at the store. For some reason, in my five-year-old mind it was essential that I had Scooby-Doo clothing, so she finally provided me with some, but I was so embarrassed that […]Read More Pink is for Boys: Challenging Gender norms in clothing