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?
Trigger Warning: Mentions of physical abuse and sexual assault. It is common knowledge that women in the workplace are treated differently than their male counterparts. The prevalence of unequal pay, barriers to career advancement, and the tendency of women’s contributions to be devalued are just a few of the issues we face, and that doesn’t […]Read More Stop canceling women, start canceling double standards
A lot is happening in the news – both nationally and globally. Here are a few key stories this week… Green Book wins “Top Feature Film” The 2018 comedy-drama won a “Top Feature Film” award! Green Book is based on the true 1960s story of a blue-collared Italian-American bouncer and an African American classical […]Read More Your News for THIS WEEK!
“I DON’T have emotions. I’m not like YOU.” My most recent relationship revolved around this concept. My boyfriend would remind me, time and time again, that I was overly emotional, which is something he couldn’t understand since he had “no emotions.” Men don’t have emotions, right? Real men don’t cry. This is SUCH a problem. Society […]Read More MENtal health: Real Men Don’t Cry
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
Texas Rep. Jessica Farrar introduced a state bill, HB4260, on Friday, March 10th which is truly amazing. HB4260 has multiple parts, all of which mimic and mirror current Texas legislation, but with a twist. Instead of focusing on how the state can regulate the bodies of citizens seeking health care services such as contraceptives or […]Read More Satirical Bill Turns Healthcare on its Head
My first thought for a Valentine’s Day post was just a pure rant. Valentine’s Day is a day that I haven’t really cared about since elementary school when there were classroom parties and we all got candy. But I feel like there’s enough of that (such as this one, or this other one) so then i decided […]Read More Valentine’s Day: A Pros and Cons List
My family had a get together recently in honor of my grandma’s birthday, and while it was a lot of fun, I had some family members that made problematic comments that I just did not know how to respond to. I know that this is a problem that many people face, so here’s some examples […]Read More Responding to Everyday Racism and Sexism in Family Conversations
Around 4 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, I sat in Elephant and Castle on Pennsylvania Avenue as President Trump delivered a televised speech to the intelligence community in front of the C.I.A. memorial wall. Around me a rowdy crowd booed and jeered at this man, and outside a steady procession filled the streets in opposition of […]Read More Speak Loudly and Carry a Big Sign