Hello readers! After a very un-feminist year off I am back at school and excited to tell you what I learned! It was so easy to be a feminist when I was on campus surrounded by my feminist friends. Living downtown and working 40+ hour weeks in local restaurants? That wasn’t so easy. My values remained intact, but I […]Read More The Hairy Truth About Feminism
*SPOILER ALERT: HUNGER GAMES DETAILS* Femistorian and FemOnFire have just discovered that they share a passion for the Hunger Games. While discussing the recent release of the movie, Femistorian mentions the recent publicized reactions of fans who read the book, but somehow didn’t realize that Rue, a character the protagonist allies with and becomes attached […]Read More The Bitchin’ Table: Hunger Games Edition
Like many college-aged students, I am a big fan of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. Though inadequate as a sole news source, it’s got just the right amount of political satire with enough news that I can easily learn about a story without feeling overwhelmed. The laughs are just icing on the cake. As […]Read More Minorities in the Media: Just a Joke?
I recently did a presentation on female genital mutilation, and thought it would be a good idea to post about a topic so few are informed about. Female genital mutilation (FGM) is a procedure that’s performed on women in three major forms. Clitodirectomy consists of the removal of the clitoris, while excision requires the removal […]Read More Female Circumcision: Battle for the Body
Okay, so my sister, Sarah, isn’t really African. She’s actually one of the palest people I’ve ever met. In fact, depending on where she is in Africa, people call her different names indicating how white she is. In Ghana it’s obruni, in Congo it’s mundele. But she can pull off being pale pretty well — she’s also […]Read More African ‘Her’story: My sister
I know I already wrote about this amazing African woman, but after seeing her lecture, her story justifies another post. To remind those of you about my previous post, Dr. Elavie Ndura, a Burundian Hutu genocide survivor and scholar, came to JMU to speak about her experiences. As the president of the Justice Studies Student […]Read More African ‘Her’story: Dreaming the impossible
My majors have done a lot for me. As a political science and justice studies double major, I may not have job security immediately after college as opposed to my business major counterparts, but I can guarantee you that I will get a job I love…eventually. But even if I don’t, I’m satisfied knowing that […]Read More African ‘Her’story: Overcoming obstacles