The 2019 Oscar nominees are in, and I was quite pleasantly surprised by the inclusivity, especially in the Best Picture category. Black Panther, BlacKkKlansman, Roma, and Green Book are beautiful stories about race (and after #OscarsSoWhite, we deserve some color). What stuck out to me was that five of the films nominated for Best Picture […]Read More Should Straight Actors Play Queer Roles?
Meet self-proclaimed “Feminasty” Erin Gibson and “Homosensual” Bryan Safi, two comedians who take a “weekly look at all the issues important to ladies and gays…and treat them with much less respect than they deserve.” These are the hosts of the sarcasm-dripping, startling-laughter-in-public inducing feminist podcast Throwing Shade, a sometimes problematic, ranty, usually extremely relevant, sometimes […]Read More Throwing Shade: A Feminasty Podcast Review
What is most important to me must be spoken, made verbal and shared, even at the risk of having it bruised and misunderstood…the speaking profits me, beyond any other effect. –Audre Lorde About two or so years ago, I wrote my first spoken word. I had a rough winter break at home, things from my […]Read More Words, Poetry, and Activists: Let’s Get Inspired
When it comes to reproductive rights and access to reproductive healthcare, we (yes, me included) tend to use exclusive language. We call abortion and contraceptive access a women’s issue. Comprehensive sex education is for young boys and girls. Women need abortion on demand and without apology. Cis-women who are pregnant from cis-men are at the […]Read More Reproductive Justice: Not Just a Women’s Issue
Hello ShoutOuters! It’s time for your weekly dose of Feminist news (in case you missed out on some). Here we go! #FreeKesha This hashtag blew up the Internet, and rightly so. Popstar Kesha was denied the right to record songs outside of her contract with Sony during the suit she filed against her producer Dr.Luke, […]Read More Your Weekly Dose
Has Axe finally moved on from the sex-crazed, “get hot girls,” misogyny? In their new ad entitled, “Find Your Magic”, Axe is making it clear that you don’t need the six pack to be a man. This may be a win for the company. Maybe. In the beginning, the ad references the insanely fit, overly sexualized […]Read More One Small Step for Humanity, One Giant Leap for Axe
As is common knowledge, in today’s heteronormative society, individuals in the queer community face all sorts of different levels of oppression. Some less common knowledge is that certain groups in the queer community enhance those levels of oppression for other identities that are less known and talked about. A perfect example of this is me. […]Read More Furthered levels of oppression in the Queer community