Category Archives: The Feminist in Me

Why It’s Hard to Call Myself a Feminist

Disclaimer:  This post is being brought over to my current blog from my previous site. I wrote this article for my internship when I had just entered the world of feminism and I didn’t understand it. Now, I proudly call myself a feminist and I try to educate people on their journey to identifying themselves as advocates of equal rights. 

As of late, it seems as though a couple of celebrities have had an opinion on feminism. First it was Taylor Swift, and now Beyoncé. Continue reading Why It’s Hard to Call Myself a Feminist

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The Steubenville Rape Case: Did They Pay The Price?

Trigger Warning: Rape

Disclaimer: This post is also being brought over to my current blog from my previous site, so it isn’t as up-to-date as the other issues I will be publishing.  

I’m sure that most of you have heard of the Steubenville Rape Case; it’s rather difficult to stay ignorant of and has been plastered all over the news.

Continue reading The Steubenville Rape Case: Did They Pay The Price?

Janay and Ray Rice: The Question Everyone is Asking

Disclaimer: This post mentions domestic violence and IPV (Intimate Partner Violence), which may be upsetting to some readers. This post is also being brought over to my current blog from my previous site, so it isn’t as up-to-date as the other issues I will be publishing.  

By now I’m sure you’ve heard about Ray Rice being released from his position on the Ravens. The running back, in case you’re not up to date, had his contract terminated due to a physical altercation with his wife that ended with her unconscious body being dragged from a hotel elevator. Continue reading Janay and Ray Rice: The Question Everyone is Asking

This Picture is Not Okay

It went like this:

I woke up, went to work, and printed my screenplay with the remaining printing balance on my school account. I thought that I’d hop on Pinterest (since my stuff was taking the gestational period of an elephant to actually print) and what do I see? I see this: Continue reading This Picture is Not Okay

The Wonderful (and Necessary) World of Intersectionality

Let’s talk about privilege.

It’s going to make some people uncomfortable, but it’s time to iron out the basics. It won’t be going anywhere otherwise and we desperately need the space to talk about it.Progress is slow and feminism is finally shining in the spotlight, but feminism is not just about women. Continue reading The Wonderful (and Necessary) World of Intersectionality

You Might Be Feminist…You Just Don’t Know It

It’s time to reclaim the word ‘feminism’.

And I don’t mean by plastering it on mugs and t-shirts and tattooing it on our foreheads. By ‘reclaim’, I mean that the time has come for people to shout out what the term truly means and stop all the man-hating nonsense that most people think it is. Feminism isn’t about women stomping on men while we raise our fists to the sky. Continue reading You Might Be Feminist…You Just Don’t Know It

The Polite Silence of Feminism

I’d like to share something with the women (and men) who visit this page. It’s something that I know everyone else experiences. And it makes my blood boil.

I’m friends with mostly guys. And they have a lot to learn in the sexism and equality department, even though they honestly think themselves to be totally respectful of women. They all know I consider myself a feminist, but they can’t get through their skulls that men can be feminists as well. One of them has actually stated that men cannot be feminists and he thinks feminists are too extreme. I feel like if I regulated his testicles and gave him a 20% pay cut, he’d probably be just as militant as he thinks we are. But that’s a story for another time. Continue reading The Polite Silence of Feminism

An Open Letter to Nick Adams

Dear Nick Adams,

Firstly, click on the gifs. They really do a great job of illustration.

Secondly, I’d like to congratulate you on the publication of your most recent book, American Boomerang. I’m aware that it isn’t your first book and that writing a one takes an enormous amount of patience and persistence, so hats off to you. You certainly have diligence. Continue reading An Open Letter to Nick Adams