For the uninitiated, being a feminist can be hard to wrap your head around. What am I to believe? What am I to think? Am I a feminist? The chances are if you are even asking yourself these questions you are more than likely already a feminist. To help further explore what it means to […]Read More What Does it Mean to be a Feminist?
Let me say it again for those in the back to hear: REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS ARE FOR EVERYONE. After attending the 2017 National Young Feminist Leadership Conference (NYFLC) in DC last weekend, and having some intersectional discussions, I reflected and realized how I cis-washed issues regarding abortion, birth control, feminine hygiene products, STI’s, and more. What […]Read More Reproductive rights are for EVERYONE, not just WOMEN
What is DAPL? It’s all over Twitter and Facebook, and I’m not sure what’s going on. DAPL is the Dakota Access Pipeline, which is meant to transport 450,000 barrels of Bakken crude oil daily from North Dakota to Illinois. It crosses streams and bodies of water over 200 times, and snakes through private property (thus avoiding federal regulations). […]Read More Water is life, but what’s a DAPL?
Let’s take a quick mental field trip. Imagine, after a long, sweaty trek home from work or school, you trod into your kitchen for a glass of water. Over to the sink. Faucet on. Glass filled. Instead of the clear, fresh, and welcoming water you are used to (and probably take for granted-big time), […]Read More Flint Disaster: Another Symptom of Deeply Entrenched Racism?
This is the question that has been ringing through the halls of college campuses around the country after the firestorm of Duke University’s freshman, Miriam Weeks’ exposure as porn star “Belle Knox” last month. Her story also prompted a debate about whether this issue is about feminism, exploitation or all of the above…Read More Is There a Place for Sex Workers in College?
Have you ever felt like your being sexually harassed and didn’t know what to do about it? Sexual harassment is any unwelcome sexual advances, requests for sexual favors, and other verbal or physical conduct of a sexual nature that tends to create a hostile or offensive work environment. There was a presentation about sexual harassment […]Read More How to Deal with Sexual Harassment at Work
I’m sure most of us have seen the viral video, “First Kiss” where apparent strangers meet for the first time and ultimately kiss for the first time. Well after the 65 million views and counting, it was publically stated that some of the people were not actually strangers and the video was a collaboration between […]Read More “First Kiss” and “First Gay Hug” Videos Reiterate the Beauty of Human Interaction
Gendercide: the systematic killing of members of a specific sex. While the United States and North America still have gender issues, this inhumane phenomenon is one aspect of gender inequality we do not face on a daily, monthly, and yearly basis. This widespread practice of killing or aborting females, strictly on the premise that the […]Read More Gendercide: An issue all of us should be aware of.