Articles tagged: Feminism
Dear YA authors, I want my femininity back
The truth is, the traits these characters lacked, the ones treated as impediments to success, were exactly the ones associated with traditional femininity: emotionality, vulnerability, and empathy.
The anti-women meaning of “women’s lit”
by framing everything they have to say as “women’s,” the label of “women’s fiction” effectively bars female writers from participation in broader, ungendered discussion through their work.
On the Pandemic: Instagram Activism Ignores Gendered Impacts of COVID-19
"The disparity between the facile attempts at female empowerment on Instagram and the ways women’s rights are under threat demonstrates how misdirected good intentions can actually be more harmful than empowering."
The Political Punk: A Riot of their Own
The year 2020 marks the 100th year anniversary of women’s suffrage in America. It is worth quickly reflecting on the change since the landmark amendment had passed (partially thanks to... Read more
A Woman’s Place in The Kitchen
Note: Spoilers for The Kitchen ahead. I arrived at my local AMC one August afternoon feeling skeptical. I was about to watch Melissa McCarthy in a serious role, and I... Read more
Where Are All the Ladies in Gaming?
When game designer Luke Crane asked a deceptively simple question on Twitter: “Why are there so few lady game creators,” he might not have expected an overflow of responses from... Read more
The Weekly List: Dollizzo Rae Musglynne
There are many different genres of music. There’s pop, country, hip-hop, R&B, classical, folk, sad boy, sad girl, sad person of any gender. There’s long songs and short songs, fast... Read more
We Were Never Silent: Calling for a More Inclusive Feminism
Coming to Washington, D.C., for college, I looked forward to my first Women’s March. In the weeks leading up to the event, I ordered red bandanas from Amazon to resemble... Read more
Slashers and Sex
If there are three things I love, they’re the smell of coffee, a hot bath after a long day, and watching attractive people be brutally murdered in sequential order. Before... Read more
Carrying On: The revolution will not make you five pounds thinner
Halfway through my freshman year, I looked in the mirror, considered what I had eaten that day, and decided that something had to be done. I came to what I... Read more
Women of Westeros: the Epitome of Unnecessary Sexualization, or Television’s Feminist Icons?
Disclaimer: This post is dark and full of spoilers. You’re not a true Game of Thrones fan unless you’ve spent a sizable amount of time between seasons scavenging the internet... Read more
Changing the SySTEM
As a woman in science, I consider myself extraordinarily blessed by my upbringing. Throughout my childhood and early education, I never perceived any indication that women were less capable of... Read more
Carrying On: Feminism in the Age of Trump
Women and men of all ages and ethnic backgrounds wearing pink hats with pointed, ear-like appendages on either side carried signs emblazoned with clever slogans: “There is no Planet B,”... Read more
Scandal Enjoys A Solid Start
If you can’t be royalty, drop everything and become Olivia Pope. My addiction for the show Scandal goes all the way back to the first season when Olivia Pope, the... Read more
Breaking Hollywood’s Glass Ceiling
The Bechdel Test was concocted by the eponymous Alison Bechdel as a method for determining how well a film represents female characters. Bechdel was a cartoonist who originally came up... Read more