Appropriating Culture

I’m going to be honest with you: I’ve heard the term “cultural appropriation” just short of a million times and I’m still not exactly sure what it means. I have a good idea of it, but I’ve definitely found myself nodding my head in response when asked “You know what I mean?” when really, I […]

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Body Hair: a Taboo

It’s that time of year again!  That’s right- NoShavember.  The month where men are glorified for their facial hair and women are shunned from participating in the fun.  Even according to NoShavember’s website, the rules to participate are as follows: Men, shave cleanly on October 31st, don’t shave for the entire month of November, and […]

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The Ugly Truth

When we are younger one of the first things that we learn as a child is to “keep your hands to yourself”, why is it that now we are older those rules don’t apply to our genitalia? The Oscar nominated movie, “The Hunting Ground” was played yesterday for JMU students at Grafton. The movie itself […]

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The Feminist Lens: Movie Reviews

Great Oden’s Raven! This week, I’ve decided to write my Feminist Lens Movie Review about the 2004 comedy, Anchorman. But why Anchorman, you might ask? The answer is two-fold. First, I have a bunch of choices, many of which fall under the horror/action/thriller genres. Anchorman is very different in that regard. Second, despite presenting a […]

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And I Don’t Even Know My Last Name

I’m obsessed with Pinterest from crafting, to recipes, to ideas for my future home I’ll pin it all.  This includes wedding ideas, something that girls are supposed to be planning from birth, and Pinterest is a wonderful conduit for it this obsession.  The infinite ideas for invitations, receptions, and pictures makes any warm-blooded female go gaga, […]

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A Site of Their Own

I’m an avid sports fan, particularly when it comes to the NFL. Like most other fans, I frequent both watching and browsing ESPN. Recently, I stumbled upon an interesting offshoot of—ESPN W. Yes, tucked away at the far right of the browsing bar of is the link to ESPN Women.

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