Unlike previous Bachelorettes, Hannah was outspoken with her sex life. She had no shame in her sexuality, and instead was empowered by it.Read More
There’s a specific era of girlhood, in my experience, in which one might halfheartedly do this kind of thing: gymnastics, figure skating, dance lessons. There’s a phase of life defined, in part, by being awakened to the idea that such traditionally feminine endeavors are romantic, not just because they look beautiful, but because they require so much of you, as a person and a body. Girls learn early on the romance of practicing severe self-discipline, of denying yourself things: free time, food, pleasure.
A lot of us need to protect ourselves and avoid hurtful interactions that we’re all too familiar with. That’s all reasonable, we all need a little self-protection. What concerns me is when I see people not even trying to have a discussion or getting frustrated with others before they’ve even done anything offensive.Read More
The story we’re used to hearing goes like this; women don’t have a sense of humor and therefore cannot “take a joke.” The story often now goes like this; feminists are humorless and cannot take a joke.Read More
As a young woman coming of age during a time of what feels like widespread feminist support, I find reading the works of trailblazing female thinkers refreshing and empowering.Read More
There’s multiple ways that language can be exclusive. Some might not be as obvious as the incident at my workplace, but we should all be aware of them and be cognizant of the many ways language can impact a person’s sense of safety and acceptance.Read More
“Stop the rhetoric that a woman is crazy or difficult. If a man says a woman is crazy or difficult, ask him, ‘What bad thing did you do to her?’ That’s a code word. He is trying to discredit her reputation.”
Commercialism, capitalism- whatever you may call it- reinforces gendered stereotypes by telling us how to think, what to think, and why we need to think those things.Read More
Kodak Black is a poster child (one of many) for male privilege. There, I said it.Read More
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.Read More
The first time you are followed by a persistent man for several city blocks, is it like a bat mitzvah you never asked for?Read More
Through memorable messages, such as this, advertisement teams can prescribe to young impressionable consumers that sarcasm, simpleness, coolness, and sexyness exist in seperate realms, when in reality you can be all of these things, and you should have the capability to do so and not feel like any lessRead More
This is not to say that we need to boycott all past visual media that’s not perfectly politically correct and as aware as many of us are these days, but it does mean we need to thoroughly appreciate the shows that are producing more responsible, well-crafted (and accurate) content. Moreover, we need to reconsider our roles as consumers in the larger marketplace that is Hollywood.Read More
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
Despite a fratty, truly non- impartial, and hot-headed nominee creeping up the ladder to the end point of Supreme Court Justice, there are three strong, powerful women that will be sitting right next to him and numerous representatives who will be fighting against everything he has been accused of.
Ford is an acclaimed professor at Palo Alto University teaching clinical psychology and has been published in numerous academic journals. It goes without saying that her courage to lay herself — and her work — bare like this is is beyond admirable.
I keep telling myself that a crazy heavy flow and the constant consumption of Advil isn’t that bad. And in the grand scheme of things, it isn’t. But the fact that women simultaneously give up control of their bodies to gain it back in another aspect demonstrates that there is more work to be done.Read More
We go on these platforms like Warcraft to escape from the awfulness of society and have some fun. I shouldn’t have to pretend to be a man just to feel safe on a moderated public server. I shouldn’t have to be a man just to receive an appropriate amount of respect or to validate the worth of my romantic relationships to others.Read More
In 2015 the New York City Department of Consumer Affairs conducted a study in which 800 products sold around New York City, labeled either male or female, were compared at their price points. They found that female products cost more 42% of the time and, on average, were 7% more than the male-targeted equivalents.Read More