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.
Note to the reader: if you’re unsure of what some of the terms in this post mean, check out ShoutOut’s definition page! Feminism is my buzzword. Say the “f” word once and I’m as alert as the dog from “Up,” and plaster it on anything I will scoop it up faster than ice cream. So […]Read More We Should All Be (Inclusive) Feminists
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
This is likely going to be my last blog post before I enter the pulsating caffeine and home-made taco infused vortex that is Graduate School life. I figured I’d talk about a movie that is literally tattooed onto my heart and brain stems. It’s been called the vilest and most repulsive film ever. And for […]Read More The filth and feminism of “Pink Flamingos”
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
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?
“I believe that telling our stories, first to ourselves and then to one another and the world, is a revolutionary act. It is an act that can be met with hostility, exclusion, and violence. It can also lead to love, understanding, and community.” Janet Mock, author of Redefining Realness, stated this in personal memoir, or […]Read More Janet Mock: Transgender Identity and the Notion of “Passing”