Monthly archives: January, 2017

Why We Need To Stop Body-Shaming Young Girls

Picture this: it’s eighty four degrees outside and a twelve year old girl is getting ready for school. She throws a tank-top on under her sweater, incase she gets too hot during the day, and goes to school. During class she starts to get hot and takes off her sweater, exposing her shoulders and her …

Feminism In An All-Girls Catholic School

Having been to an all girls Catholic School for the last 6 years, I think it’s safe to say that the stereotypes and presumptions about what it’s like are most definitely wrong; even though some of it is so true, that even I deny it. However, there’s a difference between these assumptions, whether you live …

Born To Die

India: the land of Bollywood, spices, and unfortunately, the land of the highest rate of illegal sex-selective abortions and female infanticides. These practices are not new; they can be traced back for centuries. For a society which attempts remain connected to it’s conservative and family oriented roots, it’s completely ironic that female infanticide is a …

This Is What It Means To Be A Feminist

“My feminism will be intersectional or it will be bullshit.” – Flavia Dzodan I have always heard the word “feminism” but I never knew what it was, nor did I particularly care. As soon I learned what it was, though, I also learned that many people had this harbored distaste for the word. You tell …

A March For What?

On January 21, 2016 women across America and the globe marched against the inauguration of Donald Trump. Women came together from all over to support each other in what seemed like an attack against their rights as humans. This was the largest protest against a Presidential election in history, and it truly was amazing. In …

Patriarchy For Dummies

  The patriarchy is more or less like climate change: some of us are completely aware of it and others refuse to believe it exists. In fact, I’m sure some of you agree that climate change was invented by the Chinese (and the pictures of the polar bears on top of isolated chunks of ice …

Your Skin Tone Does Not Define Your Worth

Let us start of by understanding what colorism actual is, it is prejudice or discrimination against individuals with a dark skin tone, typically among people of the same ethnic or racial group. It is this absurd idea that the lighter your skin tone is, the better you innately are. It is truly shocking that even …

Why People Are Scared Of Feminists

 It’s human nature for a person to cower away when their ego is at stake; of course when it’s a woman challenging your manliness it tends to become a bigger deal, often a bigger deal than it should be. It’s a shame that, to this day, people (including other females) all over the world, still …

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