Tag Archives: women

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

Where Our Bodies Have Been

I’d like to talk about this virginity and whore complex thing that’s been going on for at least a couple hundred years (cue sarcasm). As much as I’d like to rant on and on, I’m going to keep this short and sweet because the message that we should all be receiving is exactly that. There are no frills and no footnotes. Continue reading Where Our Bodies Have Been

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!

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 That One 4Chan User We All Know

As I write this, I’m sure that you’re eating a bowl of Peanut Butter Captain Crunch and watching internet porn that is both grossly inaccurate and underrepresentational. I bet that you’re a ‘nice guy’ and because of that you can’t see why you’ve been repeatedly ‘friendzoned’. Obviously women owe you their bodies. They’re the prize, right? And, of course, you deserve us.  Continue reading An Open Letter to That One 4Chan User We All Know