Vaginacular: The New Slang

Vagina Evangelists across the land are looking for any excuse to drop the word “Vagina” into their conversations. It doesn’t take long to flush these sickos out; the conversation sinks to the lowest common denominator in roughly 2 minutes flat and you’re left wondering what the fuck just happened? “Weren’t we just talking about our kids’ gymnastics class? How did vaginas enter the convo?” ...more

I Can't Believe I Never Learned About Frances Perkins

When I am battling insomnia, I most often turn to books to pass the sleepless hours. Yet once in awhile, when I am too tired to read but not able to sleep, I do resort to television. On one such night, I happened upon The Last Word with Lawrence O’Donnell. He had just begun a discussion related to currency, in particular the lack of women featured on US currency. Instead of lulling me to sleep, his words made me sit up in bed and pay attention....more
Jacqueline Raposo Yes, Perkins and many other incredible women should be taught in our K-12 ...more

I am a Feminist and I don't hate men!!

Yes, I know, that may confuse some people.  A great many people think feminists are crazy radical women who don't shave their armpits or legs, and carry on about how men are awful human beings who don't deserve to be alive, and should just be servants to womankind forever.  Or something like that.....First of all, as the mother to two teenaged boys who will someday be men, and a stepmother to a wonderful young adult who is already a man, that is the farthest thing from my mind.  If I hated men, wouldn't I see my sons (i.e. future men) in that light?...more

Rolling Stone issues apology over UVA story

"A Note to Our Readers" - Rolling Stone...more
I have read the RS article, and even if it's only half true, it's pretty scary.  Seems likely RS ...more

Shia LaBeouf's recent claim of sexual assault

If you've been hearing about Shia LaBeouf's behavior at all over the last few years, chances are you're aware of his #IAMSORRY event- a live art piece where the actor invited individuals from the public to spend time alone with him in a small room. During the piece, LaBeouf claims that a woman whipped his legs repeatedly, and then proceeded to sexually assault him. This has led to mixed reactions, from hostility and disgust, to compassion and heartache....more
Some of Shia's antics are off-putting. His claims of sexual assault do raise some interesting ...more

TIna Belcher: The Cartoon Girl Everyone Should Look Up To

In case you have never seen the show Bob's Burgers, the eldest daughter is Tina. Tina is a 13-14 year old girl who is awkward but still has self worth. As a 21 year old, I can often still relate to Tina and have taken advice from her life on the show. Tina is in love with Jimmy Jr, the rival resturaunt owner's son. However, she does not let this get in her way of being a "smart, strong, sensual woman." Though she is often used as being the awkward funny character, Tina has some admirable attributes....more

Sexual Objectification Of Women

About a year ago, I asked a friend of mine (a 19 year old female), to go out to a club with me. I was thinking we would go have a fun night of dancing, and a few drinks. She said no. When I asked why, she explained to me that she wouldn’t go out (to a club or bar) unless accompanied by her boyfriend, because she was afraid to be violated by other men while she’s out dancing. After thinking about it, I realized that this is not something I had put much thought into, but it happens all the time....more

Feminism Fridays: I am my own woman

Original image by Zack Roif ...more

Barbie Makes Women Appear Weak

  I loved her as a child. I wanted every doll and playset that Mattel produced, and I thought all of her different personas were beautiful and perfect. Barbie appeared to have her hands in all the metaphorical pots, being portrayed in a multitude of careers and roles. I doubt any woman could rival her list of achievements in a lifetime....more
rosheen And thus, it was blog worthy! Thanks for commenting! :)more