Posts in Activism
Who Run the World?: The Historically Female Nurturance of the Earth

For one, this idea that womanhood and earthly oneness have an inherent link has an air of biological essentialism that can quite easily make trans women or gender non-conforming people who feel at home with nature feel ostracized and othered; this may act as yet another example of tying a binary gender expression to something deemed “inherent.”

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What Are the Labor Laws in Romania?

While unloading shipments of mini skirts, vintage-inspired crochet tops, and paperbag waist pants, I was inevitably faced with my least favorite part of being a self-proclaimed anti-colonialist, feminist and outspoken human rights advocate working at a mainstream clothing store: reading production labels

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"Women Make Up 40 Percent of Media, What More Do You Want?" Women in Sports Journalism and the Continuous Fight for Equality

There must be changes made in the future to protect the voices of all writers and uplift the ones that are often overlooked and excuse the idea of that the white male voice is the only one of interest to the American public.

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White Professionalism and Code Switching: How White Supremacy is Sustained in the Workforce

Acting white is often seen as a strategy to be seen in the workplace or society, and a huge part of this strategy that is often reinforced is the presentation of hair. Primarily Black women face discrimination in the workplace because of their natural hair.

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Life In Plastic, It's Fantastic! But Is It Feminist?: The Cosmetic Surgery Conundrum

By elevating specific images, specific aesthetics, specific beauty standards, we hammer into the minds of confused, insecure teenagers, twenty-somethings, and middle aged people that what they’re working with isn’t good enough and might warrant actual medical adjustment.

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Feminism and Social Media: Posting, Posing, Sharing, and Shouting

Social media activism helped me to understand my own experiences with feminism, especially body positivity. I’ve struggled with physical appearance all my life, and before I ever knew about feminism, I started to accept that fat was and will always be a bad thing.

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The Fundamentals Surrounding the Rhetoric of New York's New Abortion Law

“No one is talking about pregnancy and childbirth in a trans inclusive way. We need to separate gender from the ability to reproduce, but we only talk about removing uteruses and then acting like they never existed.” New York's recent law was a major improvement to abortion access and rhetoric in the United States but there must also be further implication that embeds inclusivity.

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Another List of Unfortunately Disappointing "Opinions"

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.

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How a Woman's Razor Company is Working to Defeat Body Hair Stigmatization

To defy culturally-embedded stereotypes of what female bodies should look like is a radical, empowering act that imbues womxn with a confidence that can carry over into real life. In this sense, Instagram is acting as a catalyst for change, and Billie’s choice to launch across a visually-based platform is an effective one.

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