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 […]
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As black women in America what has been said to be our #1 priority? PROTECTING BLACK MEN As black women, everyone expects us to be responsible for making sure our black men prosper ahead of us. They expect us to be such “strong black women”. No, I am not telling you this is right, but […]
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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 […]
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This article explores both sides of the long-awaited Johnny Depp vs. Amber Heard battle that will be making its way to Virginia this April. It also discusses cancel culture and the double standards of men and women when it comes to domestic violence.
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Food is the center of world, it’s what connects all of us. Sadly the restaurant industry doesn’t proportionately employee an equal number of men and women chefs. “Food and Feminism” looks at the line between cooking being a domestic duty for women and it being a career for men.
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It saves my friends from an uncomfortable interaction down the road, makes me feel more comfortable, and allows them to engage in a safe space for dialogue. So, it does start with us and just a simple conversation.
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There is no one way to be a perfect feminist. How a person chooses to support and share feminism depends first how they define their feminism, the spectrum is wide. That being said, popular feminist, Sara Ahmed, outlines one way to live a feminist lifestyle. In her book Living a Feminist Life she outlines what […]
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As a cisgender woman, I am in no way speaking on others’ experiences with or regarding transgender identity positionally. Despite this, this is my experience and exploration when one of my friends started dating a transgender male and how I approached the conversation with her (cisgender woman). In my identity positionally, I had a lot […]
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I have a nagging voice in my head, being a lawyer in America is still a very MASCULINE job, and I identify as a cisgender woman.
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I want to explore the topic of gender based pronouns, but first I think it is important to quickly distinguish the difference between sex and gender for anyone who might not be familiar. Sex refers to the biology of a person, whereas gender is a social construction of what it means to be more feminine or masculine. Furthermore, sexual orientation and sexuality typically refer to one’s physical, emotional, and/or romantic attractions. Like […]
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