A Woman’s Guide for (Straight) Dudes on OkCupid

Photo via OkCupid A woman’s guide for (straight) dudes on OkCupid, and maybe some insight for girls who are just now getting into the online dating scene. After being on OkCupid on and off for the last four or so years, I’ve seen enough horror to pass on a bit of inside knowledge. First of […]

The Termination of the Word “Slut”

The first thing that pops up on Google when you type “Monica” is Monica Lewinsky. Whenever people bring up her name, an array of negative words are said out loud that describe her “promiscuous character.” Lewinsky recently was a speaker on TEDTalks and she talked about her affair with former President Bill Clinton. She mentions […]

Revisiting the Journals of Sylvia Plath

The following piece contains excerpts from a presentation I gave for my IB HL Literature class. Sylvia Plath is one of the few writers whose works have mirrored all the thoughts, anxieties, and fears that I write about each day. As a young girl, most of the books I read were by men of the […]

Maryam Mirzakhani: The First Woman to receive the Highest Award in Mathematics

Last Wednesday, Maryam Mirzakhani achieved a huge milestone in the female community. On August 13th in Seoul, South Korea, The International Mathematical Union awarded Mirzakhani the Fields Medal, making her the first woman to achieve the highest honor in the field of Mathematics.

Time to Think About THINX: Period Panties That Save More Than Just Your Sheets

As much as I love waking up in a puddle of my own blood at 6 a.m and ruining yet another pair of underwear with the tears of my uterus, doesn’t the sound of wearing underwear that will protect both your dignity and sheets from your monthly visitor appear more pleasing than your pain-induced sobbing? […]

A Feminist on the Men’s Rights Movement

Some of the quotes and claims that have surfaced from the First International Conference on Men’s Issues  are so ridiculous as to be laughable. Upon realizing those speaking are completely serious, the humor fades to a sickening feeling that humanity is doomed. Take Canadian Senator Anne Cools, who apparently believes the patriarchy is some elaborate […]

Female Empowerment and Ad Campaigns

I hate ads with a passion. My normal response to any annoying pop-up that dares to cross my line of vision is a spiteful promise never to buy the product in question. Ads are bright, flashy, corny, and … feminist? Perhaps feminist isn’t quite the right word for the recent slew of ads targeted at […]

‘Sexy School Girl’ 5K Race Cancelled Due to Obvious Reasons

It’s that time of the year again where you can dress up as a sexy school girl and embrace your inner stereotypical girl nerd, or at least it was going to be that  time of year in Raleigh, North Carolina before it was cancelled by the community for being blatantly creepy and pedophilic. The “Sexy […]

Are Celebrities Helping or Harming the Feminist Movement?

One of the best indicators of popularity in the teenage girl kingdom is a spot on the “trending” page of Wanelo. For those familiar, it is generally a mecca of pop-culture referencing t-shirts, sexy two piece bathing suits, tribal print sunglasses, and all things TFIOS. The trending page is no stranger to black sleeveless tank […]

“Slut Shaming”: Why We Should Be Shaming the Word “Slut” Instead

Women cannot win in this world. To quote Allison Reynolds from “The Breakfast Club,” “If you say you haven’t, you’re a prude. If you say you have you’re a slut. It’s a trap. You want to but you can’t, and when you do you wish you didn’t, right?” Sadly, the concept is still true today. […]

Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

“You would think I wouldn’t have to deal with this in 2014.““I mean were all adults right?” These were the thoughts racing through my head after I had an awful experience at my workplace. I had been sexually harassed, and I was in God-awful shock. It had started with the persistent “Why won’t you date […]

A Warning Against the Gardasil Vaccine

It seems natural to believe that any vaccine recommended by doctors and marketed to girls as young as nine years old is relatively safe.  However, a case recently published in the BMJ (formerly known as the British Medical Journal) blows some holes in that whimsical notion.  This particular case report spotlights the story of a healthy 16-year-old Australian girl whose womanhood appears to have been stolen by Gardasil […]

The Kermit Gosnell Trial: Exposing the Reality of Abortion

The trial of Dr. Kermit Gosnell ended on Monday, with the infamous abortion doctor convicted of three counts of first-degree murder and one count of involuntary manslaughter. The doctor’s abortion clinic, described by a Philadelphia prosecutor as a “house of horrors,” is no more, but the truth revealed in his trial remains. The doctor is […]

Financial Issues And Advices For Women

  For a long time, women neglected their financial issues. Now, more than ever, a woman must take her financial future seriously. Since women live longer than men, and are often unmarried, a smart woman should prepare herself for her financial future. Here are a few tips for a woman who wants to have complete […]

The Salem Witch trials in Africa

“There is a murdering witch among us, bound to keep himself in the dark”. When reading Aurthur Miller’s ‘The Crucible’, an eerie image is painted of greed, jealousy and deceitfulness, but the painting is not set in the quiet village of Salem, it is more likely to be set in the dry and deprived lands of […]

Kellie Pickler’s Bold Move

 On Tuesday, September 4th country singer Kellie Pickler became the newest member of the “pop stars with shaved heads” club. However, unlike the other members of the club, like Brittany Spears, who’s shaved head was a result of one of many mental breakdowns, Pickler’s decision to shave her head was definitely justified.  The American Idol, […]

Joan of Arc

It is safe to say that Joan of Arc, or Saint Joan as some called her, is a very well known woman from the middle ages. From the French’s point of view Saint Joan was a Godly woman, with inspiring leadership, and the courage of a lion. She lead the French in a series of […]

Female Boxers Can Choose Skirts

Optional, but still a horror that it is even a topic, female athletes can wear skirts to the ring in Olympic Boxing by choice. The Amateur International Boxing Association (AIBA) has compromised the sexist issue successfully by allowing it as an option, but for many federations in other countries, it is not. In response to […]

Independent Women and the Sexual Revolution

Women of today are socially and sexually independent; there’s no question about that. With laws that have made us equal to men in essentially every which way, shows such as Girls and Sex and the City spurring on our sexually liberated appetites, and women of high standing integrated in every major company, corporation, and political […]

How Will Your Vote Affect Women’s Rights?

With the current economy crisis and U.S. foreign policy on the agenda, women’s rights have taken a backseat during the presidential campaign. This topic, however, should not be overlooked, especially women as change in legislation could seriously alter their options down the road. Women’s rights”, in the U.S., is primarily associated with abortion and the […]