As I get older, I am becoming more aware of how blessed I am to have a father who believes that I deserve the same rights as my two brothers.Read More An Open Letter to my Dad: Thank You for Being a Feminist
Saoirse Ronan (1994 – present) Born to Irish immigrants in New York, Ronan moved to Dublin, Ireland at the age of three and was raised Irish. This young actress has the impressive accomplishment under her belt of having earned three Oscar nominations by the age of 23. Saoirse shared her thoughts on Feminism at this […]Read More 5 Badass Irish Women to Celebrate This St. Patrick’s Day
Dear Mom, When I called you last week, we talked about children. You could barely contain your excitement – Christine just gave birth and cousin Amelia is pregnant with her fourth baby. You also reminded me that my cousins Helen, Sarah, and Anna all have babies. Mom, I don’t want to have a baby. You laughed […]Read More Dear Mom: A Letter About Why I Will Never Give You Grandchildren
One of the most difficult situations is watching a friend or family member suffer from mental or physical abuse. There’s only so much you can say, and in the end the choice stays in the hands of the person living through that experience. It’s easy to panic when you are worried for the wellbeing of […]Read More Five ways to be supportive when your BFF/fam is in an abusive relationship
I am one of the many humans that follow loads of hipster mom’s and dad’s on Instagram, purely to catch a pic of their kids in outfits usually resembling models in an Urban Outfitter’s spread (creepy? probably). Alongside their adventurous parents they go hiking, farmer’s markets in the city, strutting around in matching Ray-Bans, both […]Read More The Ever-Impossible (and Worsening) Standards of Parenthood
I was raised by a single mother, she has a white-collar job, and always preached about the importance of being “self-sufficient“. The most important lesson that my mother taught me is that, as a woman, you need to be able to have job where you can support yourself and your children without the help of a […]Read More “Daddy are You a Misogynist?”
College tuition and women attending college have one thing in common. They are both rising! These trends beg the question, is college worth it for women? Women currently make up more than half of the college population. Tuition has reached an all time high, with student loan debt averaging $29,400 per student upon graduation. In […]Read More Women Overrepresent the College Population, Yet Underrepresent the CEO Population. Why?
Thinking Class: Sketches from a Cultural Worker, I couldn’t help but noticed that the things she described rang true in many situations of my own life. Kadi defined himself as queer in this compilation of essays focused on his Arab culture, sexuality, and most importantly, how all this intersects with his working class identity growing […]Read More Why Homophobia?
When I was young, my mom and dad tried to teach me the odds and ends of manners. I’ve been told some of my first words were please and thank you. Before I was four I knew it was polite to open and hold the door for someone, and I remember doing so when my […]Read More Men, Let’s Be Considerate
As eszenyme shared yesterday, it is hard to believe this will be our last week of official blogging for the semester. I, for one, am super excited to put this fall behind me. After taking a year off school, the challenge of getting back into the habit of writing papers and reading multiple novels each week took a lot […]Read More Feminism, At Home for the Holidays