What Is Pastel Feminism?

Googling the term won’t give you the exact results, but what you’ll get won’t be unimportant in this context.  Recently, someone on Twitter reacted to a dismissive article on the progress of Filipino feminism by asking what the Filipino equivalent of white feminism was because the article in question was the epitome of it.  Exclusive feminism has always been something that has angered me and … Continue reading What Is Pastel Feminism?

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Five Minority Female Characters That’ll Make Your Life Better

Whether it’s clamor for a healthy same-sex relationship or demands for more people of color, you’ll often see people asking for better representation on TV and other media forms.  These calls are completely valid because there have been countless times I had to watch something solely focusing on the reused, cliché narratives of the majorities, but barely remember the instances wherein I’ve seen myself and … Continue reading Five Minority Female Characters That’ll Make Your Life Better

An Increase In Female Candidates For November’s Primary Elections

After one of the most arguably obscure, insane, and frankly unbelievable first halves of a presidency America has witnessed, change might be upon us come the November midterms. And this change will be driven by women.   This female push follows the highly controversial reign of 45th President, Donald Trump. After seeing his administration implement atrocious and unjust policies, such as the latest immigration policy … Continue reading An Increase In Female Candidates For November’s Primary Elections

What is Rape Culture? An Examination on How Our Society Works

Trigger warning: mention of rape and other sexual violence. As we look at what’s going on today, there’s no question that our society is a society of rape culture. With the victim-blaming of women that stand up for themselves after they’ve been sexually assaulted, we know that our society does not treat men and women equally. Of course, we say that, but what does rape … Continue reading What is Rape Culture? An Examination on How Our Society Works

Interview with Instagram’s ”Catcalls of NYC”

I’ve been following Sophie on @catcallsofnyc through Instagram for a year or two before deciding to reach out to her for an interview. She willingly and happily agreed to a set of 6 questions answered through email. My thanks to Sophie for being kind enough to allow this interview to happen! What is @catcallsofnyc? @catcallsofnyc is an Instagram account that collects stories of street harassment … Continue reading Interview with Instagram’s ”Catcalls of NYC”

How #DenimDay Has Taken Los Angeles By Storm

In April of 1999, the Italian Supreme Court overturned a rape conviction because the victim was wearing skinny jeans. The justices came to the conclusion that she must have helped get the jeans off, thus implying consent.Women in the Italian Parliament started the movement the following day by wearing jeans in support of the victim. This quickly spread to the United States – more specifically … Continue reading How #DenimDay Has Taken Los Angeles By Storm

#MarchForOurLives and #BlackLivesMatter – an OpED

Classes are resuming as American students return from a spring break consisting of weeks that have captured the nation’s attention – in two very, different ways – regarding the exact same issue: gun violence. On March 24th, 2018, members of Never Again MSD in coordination with Every Town for Gun Safety led the March of Our Lives rally in Washington, with young student activists leading … Continue reading #MarchForOurLives and #BlackLivesMatter – an OpED

Saskatoon’s Women’s March

A few weeks ago I attended our local women’s march here in Saskatoon, Canada. In a crowd of more than 400 people, it was a heartwarming experience to be walking among those who I shared the same vision with. A vision of an equal, fail and safe future. We marched alongside each other because in our federal and provincial government women are under-represented and because … Continue reading Saskatoon’s Women’s March

The Detriments of Male Entitlement in Academia

Doubt and insecurity fill the minds of young girls as they wonder: Maybe I really wasn’t being clear enough. Maybe next time I shouldn’t raise my hand. While waiting patiently to be called on, it can be increasingly difficult to articulate a point that was intended to follow a statement said minutes ago. Often times, girls are forced to give up on opinions they truly … Continue reading The Detriments of Male Entitlement in Academia

How I Talked About Feminism in My College Essays

The college process is over for me! Back in January, I had my first one-on-one conversation with my guidance counselor about where I should apply to college. My 2017 was filled with one SAT class, two SATs, one ACT, one college interview, and constant stress. In December, I found out that I had gotten into my top school (and will be attending there), been accepted … Continue reading How I Talked About Feminism in My College Essays

2017 Wasn’t All That Bad and Here’s Why

This year was, without doubt, a pretty rough one. There were numerous terrorist attacks that killed a staggering number of people all over the world, President Trump signed multiple executive orders that negatively affect the lives of many, shootings, devastating hurricanes, the death of beloved celebrities, the Charlottesville riot, nuclear war threats, the California wildfires, and the FCC voted in favor of repealing net neutrality. … Continue reading 2017 Wasn’t All That Bad and Here’s Why

Nadia Jordan Faces Hollywood Odds With Her Latest Film “For The Love Of George”

Inspired by George Clooney’s good looks, charm, charisma, and humanitarianism,  Nadia Jordan has had the opportunity to watch her film screen at festivals from Los Angeles to Chicago. “For The Love Of George” is the first film that Jordan has written and produced, as well as starred in. “I’m in every scene,” Jordan said as she attended the 2017 Chicago Comedy Film Festival. Jordan said … Continue reading Nadia Jordan Faces Hollywood Odds With Her Latest Film “For The Love Of George”

Get Woke: 5 Books About Feminism That Will Change Your Life

There truly is no better way to get inspired, get angry, get educated, than by cracking open a book. Recently, I’ve started reading more and more books written by female authors about the ever-growing pains we must endure as teenagers, and these books have really helped me work on myself and expand my knowledge. So, if you’re on the path to self-love and are looking … Continue reading Get Woke: 5 Books About Feminism That Will Change Your Life

How Twitter Supports The Patriarchy

In the past couple days, numerous amounts of sexual assault victims began to speak out about their experiences, first starting with claims against Hollywood director, Harvey Weinstein.   As it turns out, Weinstein has targeted women for years throughout his career. Whether it was blackmailing them for a role in a film, or for money, he’s gotten away with most of it up until now. … Continue reading How Twitter Supports The Patriarchy

Feminism Across the Globe

Earlier this year, Newton North’s feminism club held a rally on International Women’s Day. I, being one of the officers of feminism club, had the chance to speak out at this rally. There, I discussed examples of feminism I had seen across a few of the countries I’ve visited. This is a continuation of those thoughts as well as a further explanation on how these … Continue reading Feminism Across the Globe

What “Sex and the City” Taught Me

       I recently finished all six seasons of Sex and the City and as I was sitting in my room crying my eyes out as Carrie and Big finally united on the streets of Paris, I realized how many life lessons I have learned from the women on this show. I can credit Carrie, Charlotte, Miranda, and Samantha with teaching me the importance of sisterhood and … Continue reading What “Sex and the City” Taught Me