Like most college students, I sometimes need some extra cash. Let’s face it: higher education is financially burdensome, which explains why 85% of American university students work on top of school. My position is more privileged than most. Without working during the semester, I could get by thanks to my scholarship and my family’s college […]Read More Sharing the Table with Sexism: Let’s End Discrimination in Food Service
The headline in Politico stated: “Franken scandal haunts Gillibrand’s 2020 chances.” The more I read, the more the nuanced irony set in—a female politician blamed for a party’s struggles. Because she spoke out against a male colleague credibly accused of sexual harassment by a multitude of women. Because she spoke. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand lost the […]Read More #MeToo in Blue: Ending the Myth of the Sexual Violence Political Divide
As a cis-gendered woman, when I’m walking around campus any day of the week, I don’t usually think about how it could feel different if I identified as Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, or any other identity not included in the Gender Binary we’re used to. On Wednesday, April 8th, I attended the Out On […]Read More Out On Campus
One of may favorite YouTubers (and internet people in general) is Hayley G. Hoover. I’ve been watching her for 7-or-so years, and she’s great. She makes videos about her life, about random funny things, about Harry Potter, and about feminism. Her latest video is about street harassment, and why it’s the worst. Hayley shares her […]Read More Quick Hit: WHY CATCALLING SUCKS
The First Amendment to the US Constitution grants citizens many essential rights including the right to free speech and freedom of the press. Generally, the First Amendment is a boon to citizens- allowing us to express our opinions freely and without consequence. However, in the context of “The Fappenig”/”Celebgate” and revenge porn, the First Amendment […]Read More Your Nude Selfies: Why They Matter on a National Scale
Sadly, sexist remarks directed towards women are typically seen as light-hearted or “compliments” and are commonplace in our society. But what would happen if women started cat calling at men? What if the comments that we women have had to endure were reversed? Would the effect be the same? Leah Green went undercover for The Guardian to find […]Read More What Happens When Sexist Statements Are Reversed?
For my post this week, I’m going to start out by being honest – I have always been a little judgmental. When I first meet someone, I think, hmmmm…this person is X, Y, or Z. This isn’t because I’m a huge asshole; it’s just how I compartmentalize people in my mind. Call it judgmental…or maybe […]Read More Future Leader of America…Hopefully Not.