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
If you haven’t already heard about the Netflix series, Big Mouth, then I am here to inform you about all the controversy surrounding this popular show and why. As a preface, anytime sex, puberty, and adolescence is brought up, conversations are fraught with discomfort and shame due to how stigmatized our way of sex education or lack […]Read More Sex Education and Netflix’s “Big Mouth”: the Triumphs and Pitfalls
When you sit down to play a new game, that has garnered a lot of attention and accolades there is a lot of excitement and anticipation for that title screen to first greet your eyes. As I got older a lot of the excitement and anticipation for new games has dwindled, I kept asking the […]Read More Connecting with a Character
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Representation is power, and that power is rarely given to those on the margins of society. While, women in the news media and writing field have made many strides in history, they still are still being pigeon-holed. How so? An interesting article on the OPed Project provides some interesting statistics on what exactly women writers have been writing. The […]Read More Quick Hit: Who Has the Power to Frame the World?
I was scanning through blog posts this week and was excited to find the CW channel is planning on launching a new television series titled Ze, with the focus on a transgender teen and his life with his chaotic, dysfunctional family in Texas. This will be the first show that features a trans* person as […]Read More Trans* Characters Take the Mainstage
Yeah, so, you know this “political” stuff people have been talking about for some reason since Tuesday? Well, I know they were sort of hard to miss but if you haven’t heard there was midterm elections this past Tuesday. Okay, okay. You’ve caught on to my sarcasm. The midterm elections have taken over virtually every […]Read More “Year of the Woman?” Yeah, Not So Much.