Category «Feminism»

For Struggling Writers Of Color

This work has always been more necessary than it has been pretty. That fact is nothing new. However, as resisting oppressive institutions becomes more and more pop culturized and spaces designated for revolutionaries and revolutionary ideas are gentrified beyond recognition, the status of being a writer of color has become increasingly more lonely and much …

High School Feminist: Asking For It?

TW: mentions of sexual assault and rape culture     So any self-proclaimed teenage feminist knows school is a cesspool of sexism. From irritating boys to haughty teachers, we face sexist comments and uncomfortable situations all the time. For example, I just started my third year of high school on August 9th, and I was extremely …

Quotes From Black Revolutionary Women To Remind You Who You Are

Angela Davis Speaking to Crowd

Something that I have found comforting in the days following an incident of racial violence such as this latest act of domestic terrorism in Charlottesville, Virginia is speaking with fellow radicals and engrossing myself in the words and writings of black, revolutionary women and femmes. #Charlottesville 9:56pm 🔘 CHANTS: “One people, one nation, end immigration” …

“What’s Worse? She’s Black!”

I remember this day like it was yesterday. I was on a school bus with my tenth grade class, and we were on the way to a sports event. They had piled us into the bus and on this particular bus ride, for one reason or another, I was quiet at the back of the …

Equality And Equity: The Fight For Both

Equality of opportunity is not enough. Unless we create an environment where everyone is guaranteed some minimum capabilities through some guarantee of minimum income, education, and healthcare, we cannot say that we have fair competition. When some people have to run a 100 meter race with sandbags on their legs, the fact that no one …

Percy Jackson’s Annabeth: Sidekick Or Kickass?

Very recently, I have done myself the greatest favor by reading The Percy Jackson and The Olympians series by Rick Riordan. These books always struck me as children’s novels since the protagonist is 12 years old at the beginning of it. And while this is a great read for children, I loved every second of …

Traveling For The Trendy Girl: International Edition

Everyone should travel abroad. Understandably, it’s expensive and many simply can’t afford it, but college often opens doors that allow travel abroad. At my university for my major, (American university SIS) it’s even built into my schedule. I’ve been lucky enough to travel sometimes, even able to travel without parents (currently I’m in an Irish hotel …

In Defense Of Team Rory

It’s a question that has plagued Gilmore Girls-lovers since the beginning of time (also known as the early 2000’s): who should Rory Gilmore end up with? T here’s the charming, reliable, but also insanely jealous Dean. Then came romantic, yet completely insufferable Jess Mariano (who is maybe kind of her cousin). And who can forget …

The Last Name Debate

Growing up, I don’t recall ever questioning why women would take their husband’s last name. My hometown, for example, was very rural and traditional and as far as I was told, there was no other way. It was just the way things were, I told myself. My mother and grandmothers and their mothers had followed …

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