Womanist Wisdom: Why I Appreciate Being A Woman

On Monday evening, Glamour hosted their Glamour Women of the Year 2012 awards. It is an annual tradition that honors prominent women who are using their platforms to inspire a legion of others to follow their paths. Some of the 2012 honorees included Olympians Gabrielle Douglas and Allyson Felix, Girls creator Lena Dunham, superstar architect… Read More Womanist Wisdom: Why I Appreciate Being A Woman

Womanist Wisdom: Seven Simple Acts for 2012

We are reaping the benefits of the sacrifices that previous generations made, so our points of contention in the gender inequality battle have a different spin than it did for our spirited feminist ancestors. On the other hand, how feminism/womanism manifests in our millennial lives leaves a lot of Generation Yers in Swift’s position: confused and unsure of how to become involved in the new waves of the movement. But here are seven simple acts of feminism/womanism that can be accomplished by the end of 2012.… Read More Womanist Wisdom: Seven Simple Acts for 2012

Sex and the City Nostalgia

In hindsight, I know that I initially adored SATC because it was forbidden fruit that I was finally allowed to taste. It was great being the sole child in junior high who could recount Samantha’s latest sexual exploit. But now that I’m older and I examine themes in media for a living, I realize that there are five unique reasons that Sex and the City still appeals to me.… Read More Sex and the City Nostalgia

The War on Women

In 2012, women are still oppressed, though the method of suppression is much different. The war on women and our reproductive rights is thriving without a measurable solution in sight. Harmful legislative initiatives and policies are being proposed in the United States’ Congress. All of these tyrannical measures, including the defunding of Planned Parenthood and the redefinition of rape, are designed to inhibit women and suppress our freedoms.… Read More The War on Women