Last year, the video 10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman, was released by the non-profit, anti-street harassment group Hollaback, to make a statement on street harassment. Since then, various other videos have been produced to show the presence of street harassment, otherwise known as cat- calling, in our society. Cat-calling is understood to be […]Read More “Okay, now I’m getting pissed off.”
Caitlyn Jenner. A trans* woman paving her path into visibility, and making it known that it is never too late to embrace yourself and feel comfortable in your own skin. The news is BOOMING with different stories on Caitlyn, but there is so much more about her than just the bullshit you will hear from […]Read More The Ironic Accuracies of The Daily Show on Caitlyn Jenner
Photo courtesy of Flickr.com CC To me, someone believing the old cliche that “women aren’t funny” is one of the most annoying and frustratingly stupid things ever. It’s a misconception that’s still being fought against, but now with the help of more female and feminist comedians than ever.Read More Comedy and Feminism: Mortal Enemies, or Best Friends?
A recent hobby of mine has been to watch movie trailers for upcoming cinema. Recently, I watched a trailer and I couldn’t help but be filled with a sense of rage I haven’t experienced from a trailer in some time. A new movie opened in theaters yesterday called The Duff. By watching the trailer, I learned […]Read More Things I learned AFTER seeing The Duff
To start off, I just wanted to say, bisexuality is a real thing. It’s real, there are people who identify as bisexual, so I don’t know how some people could simply say “no, they don’t exist, it’s not real.” The definition of bisexuality given on Bisexual.org is someone who has the romantic and/or sexual attraction to more than […]Read More Misogyny Behind Bisexual Stereotypes
TIME magazine has an online poll asking readers to vote on which word should be banned in 2015, describing the words on the list as cringe-worthy. The list includes words and phrases such as “bae,” “om nom nom nom,” “yaaaas,” “turnt,” “kale,” and “feminist”…. Wait what? Time is trying to ban the word feminist? But, why? Here’s their […]Read More QUICK HIT: Should the word “Feminist” be banned?
*Content warning: contains email describing violence against women Anita Sarkeesian is the creator of Feminist Frequency, a video webseries that explores the representation of women in pop culture. According to the website, Feminist Frequency “largely serves as an educational resource to encourage critical media literacy and provide resources for media makers to improve their works […]Read More Guns Still Allowed After Terror Threats Against Feminist Speaker
Spring break wasn’t too long ago, and with the reluctant emergence of spring here in the Shenandoah Valley, I desperately want to go back. This year my eight housemates and myself stayed at a friend’s house in Hatteras Village, NC, a sleepy town south of the famous Kitty Hawk dunes. With the beach and what […]Read More Surfing Through Sexism: Sexualization in Advertising
I’m a gamer and damn proud. You won’t catch me toting a DS waiting to update my Animal Crossing town or feed my Nintendogs. I won’t spend hours in front of my tv wasting the brilliance that is the outdoors. And I will never pass up time with friends, to finish that last level of […]Read More No Damsel In Distress Here: Anita Sarkeesian and Her Kickstarter Story
Fire is contradicting in almost every sense. While it brings warmth and comfort, it can also be destructive and deadly. Historically, fire was a sign for life and sustenance. Being so difficult to capture in its early discovery, fire was often sacred and used in ceremonies to appease Gods of all religions. Today fire is […]Read More The Millennium Trilogy: Firing Up the Upheaval