Tag Archives: feminism

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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FDA to Remove Age Limit on Plan B

Disclaimer: This post is 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. 

U.S. District Judge Edward Korman has ordered the Food and Drug Administration to remove the age limit on the morning after pill. Continue reading FDA to Remove Age Limit on Plan B

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?

The Lowdown on Hobby Lobby

Disclaimer: This post is 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.  

Well…it happened.

You’ve likely heard by now, but the Supreme Court has officially ruled in favor of Hobby Lobby, a decision that will undoubtedly affect numerous court cases in the years to come. Continue reading The Lowdown on Hobby Lobby

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

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

Going Soulo: Safety First!

As a fun-loving human being, I immensely enjoy doing all things adventurous, except drugs and breaking the law (sneaking into an abandoned castle doesn’t count if you’re a princess at heart). However, being a female, I recognize that kind of lifestyle does not always conform to my gender. Is this fair? No. But it is reality and I have to learn how to deal with that. Continue reading Going Soulo: Safety First!