Monthly archives: February, 2017

The Hypersexualization Of The Female Body

The double standards that we suffer as women are very twisted, but when it comes to our sexuality, they’re just pure ridiculous. Society pushes this silent (or sometimes not-so-silent) virginity praise where women are taught they are only worth it if they refuse to be sexual. Women can’t speak openly about their sexual drive, female …

Kali Uchis: A Colombian Queen

In the predominantly male music industry, it is vital that we support our fellow female artists; one of these artists is Kali Uchis. Born in Colombia under the name Karly Loaiza, the successful singer/ song-writer is not only a feminist and fashion icon, but also a proud member of the Hispanic community. She proudly owns …

White Privilege As An Activist

Photos by Tumblr user @julesdassin, taken at a Trump protest in New York City on 9th November 2016. As someone heavily involved in activism of many societal issues, from Civil Rights violations to abortion rights, and closer to home, Scottish Independence, I am loud and persistent in my activism, a must in this current political and …

Why I Am Proud To Be An Afro-Latina

The ignorance that exists about the Afro-Latino community is all too real, whether it’s from the outside or within our own community. Being an Afro-Latino, a term that came about in the late 70s, means to be a Black Latina/Latino/Latinx. Since Latino is not a race nor is it really an ethnic group, it is false to …

A Walk Through The History Of Feminism

Feminism (noun). The advocacy of women’s rights on the ground of the equality of the sexes. Origin: Late 19th century, from the French “féminisme”. [Oxford dictionary] So no, dear friends, I’m sorry. Feminism isn’t a thing just recently made up by the ones you call “feminazis” to try and promote the idea that every man …

Valentine’s Day: Commercialized Affection In Modern Times

“Make your woman feel special this Valentine’s Day — a dozen red roses are just now only $49.99 (plus shipping and handling) — but wait, call now and we’ll send chocolates, too!” Sound familiar? As Valentine’s Day comes and goes, the media inevitably becomes more and more infatuated with the idea of romance– and most …

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