When you sit down to play a new game, that has garnered a lot of attention and accolades there is a lot of excitement and anticipation for that title screen to first greet your eyes. As I got older a lot of the excitement and anticipation for new games has dwindled, I kept asking the […]Read More Connecting with a Character
For those of you reading who are not involved with music, specifically the marching arts, I would like to enlighten you on some of the specific section cultures. In the marching arts world, two sections stick out when it comes to gender equality, or lack thereof. Those would be the drumline and the color guard. […]Read More Unfamiliar Cultures: The Feminine Side of Drumline & Masculine Side of Color Guard
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.
This past Tuesday I was given the awesome opportunity to see a documentary called “The Mask You Live In“.This documentary was absolutely amazing and put into perspective just how impactful having the gender norms our society is structured around can affect male’s of all ages. They brought up an amazing point really on in the […]Read More Hyper-masculinity in Society
WHY are women always expected to want to get married and have children? Why is it weird that in the 2015 people question or look down upon a woman who does not want to have children or get married? Throughout history women have been conditioned to believe that having a husband, children and a house with a white […]Read More Old Habits Die HARD
New York Fashion Week is upon us once again. As a self-proclaimed fashion fanatic, I very much look forward to the two weeks of the year (one in September and one in February) when models get to strut down the runway in designers’ latest threads, with fashion and celebrity royalty watching from the sidelines. I […]Read More Feminism in Fashion
Caitlyn Jenner. A trans* woman paving her path into visibility, and making it known that it is never too late to embrace yourself and feel comfortable in your own skin. The news is BOOMING with different stories on Caitlyn, but there is so much more about her than just the bullshit you will hear from […]Read More The Ironic Accuracies of The Daily Show on Caitlyn Jenner
Vulnerability is an interesting concept all about being able to be transparent and allowing others to see your true self, and not this face that we all put on that life is going well. I listened to an amazing podcast by On Being who had guest speaker Helen Fisher, anthropologist and researcher for Match.com, speak about Love and […]Read More Vulnerability: Will Your Marriage End Because of It?
Marriage. As a 21-year-old college senior, that’s something that feels incredibly far away. But realistically, if I end up getting married (which is something that I want to do), it will probably be sometime in the next ten years, especially if I want to start having kids in my early thirties. Of course, many people my age […]Read More If you get married, will you take his last name? #AskWhy