Photo courtesy of Flickr.com CC Is there a dichotomy between feminism and religion? This semester I took an amazing class called Women, Power, and Religion. (- I highly recommend Professor Connerly; She’s great!) And it got me thinking about the ways feminism interacts with religion.Read More Thinking About Feminism and Religion
As Women’s History Month comes to a close, I’ve been thinking more and more about women, not only in the past, but in the present and future. With the 2016 elections quickly approaching, a lot of women’s issues will be present in political dialogues, including equal pay and reproductive rights. Here’s my prediction: unless the republican party changes, […]Read More Why Are Women’s Rights Not Bipartisan?
Yesterday, my roommate and I went to a local church here in Harrisonburg. All the people were super nice and it was great, but I found myself questioning or not agreeing with what was being said. So, I’m thinking there has to be some kind of medium for me. I would like to believe I […]Read More Struggle with Faith and Feminism
As usual it is Sunday night in Harrisonburg and Rachelle Rucker and I are at the Blue Nile sopping up unpronounceable Ethiopian dishes with injera bread and talking about abortion laws, and, as usual, the table next to us has started staring. It must be an unusual sight – two young women engaging in feminist […]Read More Feminist Roots: Know Your Local Feminist!
When I started college, I went through what can only be called a very intense punk period. I started listening to Leftover Crack, Black Flag, Bikini Kill, and Against Me!. I dyed my hair bright purple and sewed patches onto the only suit jacket I have ever owned (my favorite was a large one that […]Read More Pussy Riot, Human Rights, and Rebel Girls
Recently, a Pakistani Bollywood actor, Veena Malik, recently sued FHM, a men’s “lifestyle” magazine, for turning her cover shots into nude photographs. Malik admits that she did a topless shoot with her arms covering her body; however, she claims she was wearing a bikini bottom and that FHM indicated the rest of her […]Read More Veena Malik vs. Men’s Lifestyle
To celebrate Eastern Mennonite University’s homecoming, Leymah Gbowee a 2007 Master’s degree graduate from Liberia, came to speak about her work and receive EMU’s alumnus of the year award. It seems fitting for her to win the recognition from EMU, considering she was just announced as one of the Nobel Peace Prize winners. She won […]Read More African ‘Her’story: The powers of women