Dragged through the Coals

Drag. It is a form of expression that has helped people explore themselves and their identities for years. This form of self-expression has existed since at least the 1870’s, and possibly even longer. There has been a long history of Drag existing and shaping the world. However, recently, there have been many bills that have […]

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Masculinity and the digital takeover

masculinity noun mas·​cu·​lin·​i·​ty ˌma-skyə-ˈli-nə-tē  Synonyms of masculinity: the quality or nature of the male sex : the quality, state, or degree of being masculine or manly Merriam-Webster masculinE ADJECTIVE mas·​cu·​line ˈma-skyə-lən  Often defined as aggressive, strong, and unfeeling or stoic. Being masculine means in modern times, at least, no shows of emotion, no flamboyance, no hugging or even looking at other men, must be […]

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Pain & Prejudice

Pain. Excruciating pain. Unending pain. That is what Anushay Hossain felt for thirty-three hours while she was giving birth to her first child in 2011. According to The Washington Post, Hossain had received an epidural, a shot that provides anesthesia that numbs you from the waist down, and yet she could still feel every ounce […]

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The Attack on drag shows

The highest heels, the biggest wigs, the most extravagant makeup, and of course, only the most exotic of outfits for the drag queens of America!! Drag shows have been traced back in America since the 1920’s and for over 100 years drag shows have been a form of expression for many. Expressing femininity through fashion, […]

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How Women Are Mistreated In Healthcare

Have you ever experienced gender bias by a healthcare provider? A survey conducted in 2019 showed that over 50 percent of women are concerned about gender discrimination within healthcare and consider it to be a very concerning issue. A lot of women feel mistreated or ignored in a healthcare environment because of their gender. It is important […]

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The Superwoman Schema

If you have ever read, watched, or listened to any form of media or discourse depicting Black women, you have likely heard or seen controlling images and stereotypes of the Mammy, Jezebel, and Sapphire tropes. Not only are these images harmful and dehumanizing, but they also create false narratives of Black women in a patriarchal, […]

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Women in Power

My mom just recently got a new job offer after being with her previous employer for over thirty years. Switching companies and starting a new job at the start of a recession in our country was terrifying to her, but she was so excited for the opportunity of a lifetime to work her dream job.  […]

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Ways to Feminize this Thanksgiving

Turkey, Cranberries, a heated political discussion, pumpkin pie…aahh all the staples of a classic Thanksgiving Dinner. A holiday a lot of us are now fortunate enough to know as a day of thanks, did not start off that way. Although I understand many are already familiar with the harsh realities of Thanksgiving, it is important […]

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