In light of this November’s (traumatizing) elections a new campaign, if you will, has surfaced. First starting in Britain as a result of the Brexit, it has now been adopted by many Americans; from college and university campuses (like yours truly–JMU) to the general public. #Safetypin is an effort to show support, and allyship to […]Read More Safety for who?: A Critique of the #safetypin Campaign
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.”
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”
Image credit I heard a story of a young, Black, transgender women who was brutally murdered, just last month in fact, in Maryland. Crystal Edmonds was only 32 years old. Black transgender/gender non-conforming persons are at higher risk of violence (from anti-LGBTQ+ persons) than any other group. In general, there has been a long history of […]Read More Heterosexual Support for the LGBTQ+ Community
So there’s this story. It hasn’t been told much, at least this specific one hasn’t, but it begs to be told. It begs to be heard because it’s like so many other stories. It was the summer before her senior year of high school. Summer in the suburbs with short shorts, bonfires, and house parties. […]Read More That Summer Night: A Story Kept Under Sheets
Why is there this idea that in 2015 women are physically weak? Why do people just assume that women need the help of a man to carry something, or to do something physical? That makes no sense. I am not a tall person. So often when I am carrying something or doing something that requires physical […]Read More Yeah, I got it . . .
Why do we live in a society where calling someone crazy is normal? Lets just say that you’re seeing someone and when you try to tell this person why something is upsetting you, instead of them trying to understand why you’re upset they say “You’re just being CRAZY”. Excuse me? NO! Last time I checked, I […]Read More Don’t Call Me Crazy