As we pack our bags and make the drive home for a much-needed break from the stresses of academia, many of you might be thinking what I’m thinking: “Sh*t, how am I going to sit across the table from racist Uncle Dave for an entire two hours on Thursday?” Well, earlier this week, one of […]Read More Looking Forward to Trumpsgiving
TW: brief mentions of sexual assault/rape “So,” she said with a heavy sigh, “do we want to talk about it?” It was the day after the election, and my normally lively class was silent. As a political science minor, this election was fascinating to me on an academic level. Nobody saw this coming – not […]Read More “Trump Won. Get Over it.”
It has been almost two full days since the gross results of the Presidential election were announced and I have been struggling for the words to adequately express how I feel. Yesterday, one of my fellow bloggers wrote a beautiful letter to Secretary Hillary Clinton, so now I think it is time I address the […]Read More An Open Letter to the American Public
Image Source: Flickr Creative Commons TW: brief mentions of rape, sexual assault For the past several months, I’ve been seeing an article floating around my Facebook feed – one disturbingly titled, “I am a Female and I am So Over Feminists.” While I’ve been forced to read this line many times from all the “shares” it’s been […]Read More A Feminist Response to: “I Am A Female And I Am So Over Feminists”
***TW: This post contains explicit language on topics of sexual violence, rape, gang rape, abuse.*** I am currently enrolled in a class that covers topics related to humanitarian aid and crises, including a history of international aid, natural disasters, epidemic diseases, and affects of war on civilians. Last week, we were covering the impact of […]Read More A Letter to My Professor: Why You Need to Use Trigger Warnings.
Featured Photo Credit here I’m for all women feeling empowered in everything they do. I’m also all for women feeling absolutely empowered in what they wear. Why shouldn’t I? I’m a woman too. So when it comes to this fashion phenomenon, “butt cheek shorts”, i.e. butt-less shorts, I’m forced to question how this article of […]Read More Empowering or Sexualization?
Over the weekend I had the opportunity to travel to San Antonio, Texas with my super-awesome crew of intelligent, passionate public speakers (JMU speech team- we’re kind of big deal…) Amidst our flights and pre-tournament shenanigans, I had quite a bit of time to read up on some pressing stories in the news, most notably […]Read More Dakota Pipeline Protesters: Why We Stand Beside You