By becoming their husband’s possession, women were stripped of even the small bit of autonomy they were allowed in a patriarchal society. Taking away a name is taking away an identity, it is giving silence to meaning, and reinforcing that a woman is not anything unless she is a part of a man’s world.Read More
Between the male gaze demanding docile, nubile sexuality and respectability politics calling for some elusive, proper “womanhood,” another roadblock was created by how my race complicated my civil and personal identity even further.Read More
What seems like a commonplace thing to say today would have been radical in the early 1990’s.Read More
Xenophobia is not something that just happens, it is taught and stoked through racist jokes, slurs, and division.
As a woman, how could my mother have voted for Donald Trump? As a woman, how could I have not said anything?Read More
Health scares aside, finding yourself in a world not your own for just half an hour is something we all appreciate.Read More
“The whole point is that they just want you to not be sobbing and once you’re not sobbing, they don’t really care.” said one university junior. She had tried to seek help from her school’s counseling center during a crisis and was greeted with what she refers to as “less than helpful” aid.
Self-love is a long and rocky road, a journey unique to everyone. My road to loving myself is far from over, but I appreciate every twist and turn that has come this way.Read More
He wants to pit Americans against one another so they are too distracted to pay attention to the truest enemy of the American people and freedom of speech - President Trump himself.
When women are uncomfortable with mistakes and flaws -- both of which are evidence of simple humanness -- it prohibits them from maximizing their potential, enjoying their lives, and acknowledging their achievements. The simple fact that women only apply for jobs if they meet 100% of the qualifications (compared to men who apply if they meet 60%) makes clear that this feeling many of us are far too familiar with is legitimately stifling our success.Read More
Also, we keep using an outdated, cruel form of torture as punishment that can often result in negative mental side effects like extreme paranoia, delirium, and often anxiety and overwhelming depression upon release. As if our practices weren’t archaic enough.Read More
Maybe this means women really are witches… and I’m not mad about that.Read More
I’ve always had doubts about whether I could really consider myself a feminist because of the shows I watched and the music I enjoyed listening to. After reading Bad Feminist, I realized that my lifestyle choices and tastes don’t determine my authenticity as a feminist.Read More
I nonchalantly told him about the first time I was in the hospital in January; I was a pro. He told me about his relationship and how he tried to do it and how he didn’t want anyone to know. I, personally, could care less who knew I was in the hospital.Read More
Razek made a number of unsavory and overall tasteless remarks throughout the interview in regards to the upcoming Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, but a particular few comments resonated with me.Read More
It goes without saying that The People™ were quite ready to throw a wrench into the engine of the “Trump Train”.
When we teach young girls that women in power positions are narcissistic and unattractive, then we enforce gender norms and perpetuate systems of oppression.Read More
Third-wave feminism opened doors for young girls and women to embrace their creativity, their voices, and most importantly, intersectionality. At a time when girls were taught to be silent, Riot Grrrl demanded they scream (the three r’s symbolize a growl, rage).Read More
Sometimes with friends, sometimes on my own, self-care nights are underrated saviors.Read More