We Can’t Leave It All to Shonda Rhimes: How the Television Industry is Letting Us Down and Why That Needs to Change
Feminism / Media / Television

We Can’t Leave It All to Shonda Rhimes: How the Television Industry is Letting Us Down and Why That Needs to Change

For almost 50 hours each week people across the nation invite television characters into their homes, consuming stories about everything from a zombie infested American South to the staff of a small town Parks and Recreations department. Television is the new American oral tradition. It tells our stories, reflects and shapes our lives. Television has … Continue reading

Coming to a city near you: Post-Feminism and the She-Deserved-It-Complex
Feminism / Generation Y

Coming to a city near you: Post-Feminism and the She-Deserved-It-Complex

Slut. Whore. Bitch. Tramp. Cunt. These used to be dirty words— they were derogatory terms that bit and tore and were used in fiery attacks. Now they’re commonplace— slang terms that pepper sentences and create nicknames. The dirty word now is feminist. It’s come to mean self-righteousness; men hating; superiority; bra-less and covered in body … Continue reading

Smart Girls Who Do Dumb Things on the Internet are Problematic: My Twitter Fiasco
Sounds Like a Personal Problem

Smart Girls Who Do Dumb Things on the Internet are Problematic: My Twitter Fiasco

The internet is pretty amazing. You can find out just about anything, about anything, at any time. What might be even greater than your ability to find thing is your ability to say things— revolutions have practically started over the internet, and it’s one of the first things foreign governments like to limit access to … Continue reading

Fishing Climbing Trees are Problematic: Giving Better Job Advice
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Fishing Climbing Trees are Problematic: Giving Better Job Advice

There seem to be two schools of thought when it comes to (giving advice about) choosing a profession— “follow your bliss,” or, “do something practical.” The unspoken “truth” of the first option is that it often means making more sacrifices and doing the starving-artist gig (unless of course your bliss means being something like a … Continue reading