The Case for “Mental Cases”: Slashing Stigmas and Redefining Discourse  

Sometimes, it is not until you experience something for yourself that you truly realize all of its challenges. For those living with a mental illness, one of the many challenges is dealing with the stigma of being labeled as such. Whether it is an anxiety disorder, a mood disorder, or an eating disorder, an association […]

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 […]

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.

Church of England Votes to Allow Female Bishops

In a historic decision, the Church of England’s General Synod voted Monday to allow women to serve as bishops. The General Synod is the governing body which meets twice or thrice yearly to discuss and decide matters of great importance to the Church of England. In order for any measure to pass, a two-thirds majority […]

What to Know about the Hobby Lobby Case and Its Effects

A craft store would seem the last setting for such an extensive debate involving religious convictions, workers rights, and body rights, yet the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision has propelled an outburst from America’s citizens as the perpetual debate over religious rights continues. The onset to this debate began with the Supreme Court’s 5-4 decision […]

“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. […]

Virginity Auctions and the Freedom to be Bought

Some people say that a woman’s virginity is an extraordinary gem worth protecting and saving. Some would say a woman’s virginity is a virtuous gift from God. Some would say that a woman’s virginity is simply priceless. Others would say it’s worth at least 400,000 bucks. That’s where a 27-year-old medical student is setting her […]

Body Shaming: Confessions of a Skinny Girl

Prejudice. Shame. Hate. These are more than just words. These are real, painful actions that affect people everywhere. Chances are, you’ve experienced some sort of hate in your life and can probably recall the memories of how it felt. An alarming trend has been building on social media sites such as Facebook and Tumblr that […]

Rihanna Gets Emotional On Oprah Interview: Says She Misses Chris Brown

On her last appearance on Oprah, Rihanna openly confessed to the 58 years old talk show host that she missed her ex-boyfriend, 23 year old, Chris Brown. Rihanna tells Oprah, “I am reminded by a lot of things. A lot of good memories we had. By the slightest things: hotel rooms, tour venues. Any little […]

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 […]

The Beautiful Cleopatra

What made Queen Cleopatra of Egypt the most beautiful woman in the entire world? The idea that Cleopatra was so amazingly beautiful is quite controversial in today’s time. Many historians, and other scholars have written many articles trying to prove that Queen Cleopatra really wasn’t beautiful at all. However, one must remember that the beauty […]

Love Show Fanatics

The new craze on television is shows about finding true love. Recently, shows like “Love in the Wild” and “The Choice” have provided people you can find love with; well you can find love on a well-scripted show. The shows target audiences are young to middle-aged women that want “true love”. Even though there have […]

There is no Honor in Killing.

A 22-year-old Afghan woman by the name of Najiba was brutally murdered in what was (by her husband’s account) a justified killing, brought on her by the “indecency” of an adulterous affair with a Taliban commander. The young woman was mercilessly shot to death in an open field surrounded by no less than 150 men, that […]

Domestic Workers (or Servants)

Here, halfway across the world from America, we refer to them “maids”, defined by the Merriam Webster Online Dictionary as “a woman or girl employed to do domestic work”. Also know as domestic workers, these foreigners leave their homes to work for their predominantly middle class employees abroad, taking on the roles of a live-in […]

The Truth About Sexuality

A few weeks ago President Obama publicly stated that he supports gay marriage. This led to many controversies between politicians and the public, which then led to people questioning whether Obama really did support gay marriage or if it was just a strategy to help him gain more votes in the next election. Very few […]

Bus Monitor Bullying Reveals a Deeper Problem with Our Society

By now, most people have heard the story of the bus monitor in Greece Central School District in New York who was bullied by four seventh graders. The bus monitor, an older woman by the name of Karen Klein, was taunted by these four students during a bus ride in which they largely made fun […]

Special K Ads to Include “Real, Plus Size Women”

Kellogg’s Special K cereal has revamped the way it is advertised by starting a new ad campaign that will include images of “real, plus-sized women”. The company has chosen to feature non-professional females with no modeling or acting experience that will have a Body Mass Index of up to 29. Special K has decided to […]

Restrooms: Leading to Issues over Equal Rights?

Let’s talk about restrooms. I’m sure that after you read that last sentence, the first thought on your mind was, “Why?” Before going further I’ll pose a few more questions. Have you ever felt that your access to a restroom was limited? Have you ever had to pay in order to use a restroom? Many […]

Women Popping the Question

Society is gradually becoming more equal opportunity in terms of men and women, whether it’s in the workplace or even in the realm of romance. In order to make the jump from boyfriend and girlfriend to man and wife, couples must first tackle the process of getting engaged. With engagement comes the responsibility of a […]

A New Kind of Heartthrob

With the growing popularity of franchises such as Twilight and Fifty Shades of Grey, the romantic and sexual tastes of women all over the world are being seriously questioned and evaluated… After all, is a handsome face and heavy wallet enough to make up for a psychotic, tyrannical side?  This may not be the question to ask, however, […]