As a Women’s Gender and Sexuality Studies minor I am currently taking the Introduction to Women and Gender Studies course. This past week my class had a guest speaker, her name is Javay (@/millennialsexpert on Instagram) and she is a JMU alum who is now a practicing sexologist. In her presentation to my class she […]Read More Misogyny in the Music Industry
“Hey girl, you take quiz three yet? Your bed looks so cozy behind you. But it would look better with me in it.” Okay, so no one has ever said that to me. However, I have had my fair share of men slide into my Zoom direct messages in class. Yes, you read that right – slide into my Zoom dms. Let me paint the picture for you: Wednesday afternoon […]Read More Is Sliding into Zoom DMs the New Thing?
Most of us learned internalized misogyny at home from our mothers and grandmothers, not men.Read More Internalized Misogyny has Maternal Roots
Listen, I am all about sexual expression and exploration. Find your kinks girls and boys! It’s a part of your sexual journey and I encourage it. However, there is a serious conversation we need to have about the nature of the pornography people are watching. I’m not talking about your average, vanilla sex, amateur tape […]Read More Modern Day Pornography: Patriarchy’s Perfect Propaganda Piece
How about we all just mind our own business and reproductive choices!Read More Can We Please Stop Invalidating Women Who Choose Not to Have Kids?
I’m baaaaaaaaack for one last time! As I close out the semester and my Diary of an Angry Black Woman trilogy, I want to thank everyone who has read my blog post and supported our blogs this semester. Often, students do not have the opportunity to express themselves on a platform such as this. Thank […]Read More Diary of an Angry Black Woman pt. 3
The laws created echo the continuous struggles of women and other marginalized groups. Laws are the culmination and the realization that our patriarchal society has created from its inception. The laws that have been created by our society came into being during the revolutionary war and the subsequent creation of the Declaration of Independence. These […]Read More Women and Controversial Topics
For the uninitiated, being a feminist can be hard to wrap your head around. What am I to believe? What am I to think? Am I a feminist? The chances are if you are even asking yourself these questions you are more than likely already a feminist. To help further explore what it means to […]Read More What Does it Mean to be a Feminist?
What makes porn so disturbing beyond just the portrayal of sexual acts, is how certain porn companies get away with manipulating women to film shoots for them. My curiosity of the subject led me to a post, which exposed the individuals behind Girls Do Porn, a popular porn producing website that often films women aged […]Read More Girls Do Porn: Sex Trafficking, Coercion, Manipulation
Often, people believe that wearing a t-shirt or a hat with a feminist slogan makes them a feminist, but this is false. Now, don’t get me wrong, I believe that wearing feminist clothing is a great way to express oneself and support feminist efforts. I too, have a collection of feminist t-shirts. However, feminism is […]Read More Commercial Feminism