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?
How can we let a murderer walk free? The amount of issues individuals face daily due to their gender identity is truly immense. Through my studies, I have become familiar with the issues that trans* individuals face daily due to their gender identity. In order to truly understand the issues that impede on the trans […]Read More Radical Justice for trans* youth
Yesterday, Lupita Nyong’o became the third black woman to be named People’s “Most Beautiful” person of the year–but she’s the first woman of color with dark skin to earn the label. In 2012, People magazine named Beyoncé the most beautiful woman of the year; in 2003, it was Halle Berry who was on the cover of the annual list.Read More Quick Hit: Lupita Nyong’o is Third Black Woman on People’s ‘Most Beautiful’ Cover, But She’s the First Dark-Skinned Woman
It’s that time of the semester for college students: midterms. While I’ve finished all but one, the strain of the last week has been wearing me down. I’ve come to appreciate my education more and more though the years of pouring over books and writing countless papers. It’s humbling in a way, even if I […]Read More Men, Let’s Be Accountable and Authentic
What happens when 9 friends with different backgrounds, interests and aspirations come to live in a 100-year-old house? No, it’s not another predictable season of Real World (or any other train-wreck of a reality show MTV produces), no it’s actually my current living situation. As I’ve mentioned before, I live with eight other guys and […]Read More Judge a Man by the Quality of His Dishwashing: Politics of Housework
Hey everyone! It’s your pro-feminist friend ElFeministo, back for another year of feminist discourse! I’m back to further my feminist rhetoric and learn more about how to live a feminist life! So if you remember me from my previous posts, I was literally fresh to the philosophy of feminism and what it meant to be […]Read More Shout-Out’s Back ALRIGHT!!
Unless you’ve been living in a cave or the Midwest, you’ve noticed spring (weather) is finally here! Yes, the beautiful time of year when the birds are back, flowers are blooming, and the thaw of winter is behind us. With the return of the sun comes the return of outdoor recreational reading. There’s nothing I […]Read More Book Recommendation: The Guy’s Guide to Feminism
I’ve never been one for activist groups. I remember sophomore year in high school a teacher horrified and enraged all of my friends and I at the atrocities being committed in Darfur. Under the idea we could actually end it, (yes we did actually believe we could,) we began holding awareness meetings, which turned into […]Read More Hope Springs – Men’s Feminism Activist Groups