Category » Feminism
Trigger Warning: This post discusses sexual violence, victim-blaming. Jennifer Stevens, a 10-year armed forces and battalion veteran, was absolutely outraged by this poster in the women’s restroom of the Wright-Patterson Ohio Air Force base. The poster, titled "Avoid Being a Victim," is a guideline for women to avoid/prevent sexual assault. Understandably, it SCREAMS victim-blaming.  The poster instructs soldiers to avoid sexual assault by paying attention to their surroundings, socializing with people who share their values and being prepared to get home. Read More
As Kitana’s double D’s engulfed the screen, I had to ask my brother again, “You really don’t see a problem with this?” “Well, I mean, the guys are shirtless,” he replied. “Kay, but…they’re not wearing aluminum lingerie.” Having a brother means growing up with a fair share of video games, and from Soulcalibur to Tekken, the same ridiculous costumes for female characters. But dude, the new Mortal Kombat game is…really a piece of work. Read More
     Yahoo! Shine reports this morning that Prince William of Wales, Duke of Cambridge and husband to Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge, will take two weeks of paid paternity leave following the birth of his son, Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.This sends a huge and important signal to the international community of dads: that it’s okay to take paternity leave. Paternity leave is awesome for a whole mess of reasons. Read More
I don’t know when it will ever get through peoples heads- just because you make something illegal doesn’t mean that people will stop doing it, nor does it even begin to solve the problem. Texas, the reality is that abortions happen with or without legality and when you pass a bill that closes all but 5 abortion clinics, the reality of the situation doesn’t change. The result is more women endangering their lives and psychological stability by finding ways to induce abortion without a clinic. There have been more reports saying that "flea market" abortions have become the norm is Texas. Read More
I’m sure you’ve heard every possible excuse and reason for why you might not have a job right now. It’s the economy, it’s all about connections, there’s just so much competition, blah blah blah. But if you’re a qualified lady applying for every job that you know you could do with your eyes closed, it’s likely nothing you can control. In fact, your resume may not even be read past the first line if your name indicates that you’ve got a V and not a P. That’s what Kim O’Grady learned and wrote about in a recent post on his Tumblr. Read More