The 19thAmendment to the Constitution of the United States allowed women the right to vote in 1920. It is 100 years later, and we are only now seeing a rise in women represented in politics. But sadly, we are still extremely underrepresented. For years, women have endured a concerning struggle to reach a concrete level of […]Read More Not Enough Women at the Table
*Note on WWIII: I am referring to all the commotion about the possibility of World War III, but also making a point that the war on terror counts as WWIII. War is a struggle of power over communication. Despite our Constitutional rights to free speech, the massive media companies only cater to the voices with power. […]Read More World War III: It’s Always ALMOST Over
Hollaback is a national organization that enables you to report street harassment where and when it occurs. It’s a truly powerful movement to help woman take power back into their hands. Now, a group of JMU students in Matt Ezzell’s Interpersonal Violence (SOCI480) class have brought Hollaback to JMU’s campus – JMU Hollerback.Read More JMU Hollerback
I find myself asking, “What does a powerful woman look like and how does she act?” Assuming power assists our ability to accomplish our goals, are there things we can do to better convey our power? Embodied within this question is the ultimate issue of whether a powerful woman must act in a way that is […]Read More Women and Power: Part I
Last week, I wrote a piece on why unchecked chivalry should be dead. I’ll spare you a re-hash of my points in that post, but essentially, I asserted that an agent of a chivalrous act should consider the agency of the individual receiving that action. While some men assume that chivalry is an archaic, albeit […]Read More I’m a fighter, not an oppressor.
It was a busy Thursday night at Daves Taverna Downtown, and I couldn’t figure out how to get my purse. I was hosting on the Taratsa, our outdoor patio, and I really needed to change my tampon. As much as I love Daves, I wasn’t willing to go into toxic shock syndrome for my job, […]Read More Don’t Period.