What can I even say? I didn’t know anything about Troy Davis’ plight or his case until last Wednesday night, when his life was taken by the state.
Now that I’ve taken some time to recover from the horror that was taking two upper-level summer classes simultaneously, I think it’s time to talk about an important skill. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve had people ask me: “How do you manage to get everything done?” It’s a fair question. I don’t […]
A few years ago I picked up the nickname “drunken slut” within my family (the comedy, you see, comes from the fact that I was the total opposite at the age of fifteen). The nickname rings a little differently now since, on occasion, I am drunken and I’ve done things that could qualify me as […]
In addition to making me want to repeatedly bash my head against some hard surface, this infuriating reddit thread got me thinking about how the language that we sometimes use in feminism might be holding us back. In this case, I am thinking specifically of the word patriarchy.
I didn’t do so well in high school chemistry or biology… something about memorizing all of those elements and the required cat dissection in biology was just impossible for me; thus, a few years ago, I settled myself into the idea of a science-less life.
I started reading The Help for a few reasons: because it was sitting in the living room when I came home for the summer, because Emma Stone is in the upcoming movie adaption, and (more importantly) because I had noticed quite a bit of criticism being written and linked to regarding The Help on some […]
This summer I am lucky enough to be taking two classes that are helping to inform my activism, feminism, and blogging! I am taking Advanced Topics in Black Psychology and Film Representations of Race, Class, and Gender because they both count towards my degree and they both help to fill the MAJOR gap in my […]
(Ed. note: Trigger warning for discussion of rape and sexual assault.) I am angry. Actually, angry doesn’t even begin to cover it. I am pissed off, livid, infuriated… and I have no idea what to do about it. The recent onslaught of high-profile sexual assault and rape cases, coupled with the real-life experience of taking […]
The posts that so many other awesome Persephoneers have been making for Women’s History Month have left me feeling so inspired. History is not my strongest subject: dates and names don’t tend to stick very well in my mind, I have found myself struggling with history papers and exams for years “¦ and yet, I […]
Earlier this week Chally made a post on Feministe about Voces de Cambio, a Guatemalan all-girls after school program that gives girls a voice through writing and photography. According to Feministe, it is the only all girls after school program in the entire country! The twice a week, fifteen week program encourages girls to ask […]
I don’t know about anyone else, but personally I am sick of eating haphazardly. What I mean by this is that I am tired of eating without intention, because I simply do not KNOW what certain foods do to my body.
Hillary Clinton’s hairstyle. Michelle Obama’s sleeveless dresses. Justice Sotomayor’s bold and colorful suits. So often fabulous female leaders are judged based on of their personal style … yet we rarely seem to put their leadership styles under the microscope.
If we really cared about health in America, we wouldn’t be worrying about an obesity epidemic. This may sound ridiculous, but it’s true, because weight isn’t the problem. We don’t have an obesity epidemic.
So you probably already heard that late Friday afternoon, the House of Representatives voted to cut all funding from Planned Parenthood. On a practical level, this isn’t so very terrifying because we can feel relatively safe in the fact the Senate will most likely shoot this bill down and, even if they don’t, Obama will […]