When I was ten years old, a boy in my class relayed a discouraging message from his parents. “Boys are better at math and science and girls are better at writing…and history I guess.” Funny how a seemingly innocent comment stayed with me. At the time, I did not believe him, but allowed the generalization to be an excuse […]Read More Let’s Get Physics, Girl (and other sciences)
Around 4 p.m. last Saturday afternoon, I sat in Elephant and Castle on Pennsylvania Avenue as President Trump delivered a televised speech to the intelligence community in front of the C.I.A. memorial wall. Around me a rowdy crowd booed and jeered at this man, and outside a steady procession filled the streets in opposition of […]Read More Speak Loudly and Carry a Big Sign
This past week has been a whirlwind for US politics – the Presidential election, protests, and global commentary. There’s a lot of scare rhetoric out there, intimidating the LGBTQ+ community. Some things in the news are true, others are just meant to intimidate the community. Personally, I was terrified while watching the election results roll […]Read More LGBTQ+ News: There’s a Silver Lining to Every Political Storm Cloud
As a Feminist, I want to admit that for a while I was afraid to define myself as such. I heard people calling feminists “man-haters”, “forever alone”, and “bra-burners”. I didn’t realize that these definitions were part of the reason feminism exists. I also was unaware that any human, regardless of their gender-identification, can be a […]Read More Are you a Feminist? Probably
As is common knowledge, in today’s heteronormative society, individuals in the queer community face all sorts of different levels of oppression. Some less common knowledge is that certain groups in the queer community enhance those levels of oppression for other identities that are less known and talked about. A perfect example of this is me. […]Read More Furthered levels of oppression in the Queer community
Attractiveness is a privilege. Point and blank, chances are if you are considered to be “attractive” based off of societies standards, you have a much greater chance at having opportunities than someone who would be defined as “unattractive”. As mentioned in the article hyperlinked above, we look at people who society would define as beautiful, […]Read More Beauty: not just a binary
A common phrase that all of you have heard before is “Save the Tatas”. I don’t know about you, but personally when I think about a woman fighting a life-threatening illness, her boobs are the last thing that I think of. Objectification of women’s bodies is something not uncommon in society today. You can see […]Read More Cancer is NOT sexy.