Tag Archives: Feminism

Not A Distraction: How dress codes enforce gender-policing and those fighting back

It’s a powerful statement and one that has been born out of a growing movement against the “Dress Code Wars” popping up across the country and abroad. Every year this debate gains steam right around Spring – when the weather turns hot and the idea of teenage girls switching from jeans to shorts or skirts […]

“Pedicure, pedicure, pedicure!” he shouted at me.

It took me a moment to realize that the man was yelling at me while glaring right at my feet. After having spent an hour at the gym and another cleaning my apartment and finishing up some bills, I had showered and ventured out in search of a casual place for a quiet dinner. It […]

Inspiring Ink: Heavily Tattooed Women are Feminine and Strong

Though tattoos have become increasingly common and more visible in recent years, stigmas still exist around the female body and “acceptable” body art. As the popularity among the Millennial and Gen X generations has increased, especially among women, social perceptions have yet to fully catch up. Tattoos that fail to embody customary concepts of femininity […]

I Love My Birth Control

Has anyone ever thought about making that blue pill pink? I turned thirty this year and I am in love with my birth control. Yes, you heard me, my birth control. I have been on birth control for close to half my lifetime. I originally started taking it because I got my period every twenty-one […]

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