Is my body too boobalicious for you?

I saw this video on CNN today…I just don’t even know how to respond. Check out the husband of the Finnish president checking out the rack of Princess Mary of Denmark: Man caught ogling at Princess Mary This just utterly baffles me. If you could see me right now, you would actually see a cartoon…

Straightening Up Your Resume

Well, this is a fun statistic to come across as a second semester senior: resumes that reveal an applicant is gay are 40% less likely to secure an interview.

Menstrual Art

Among other things, South African lesbian artist Zanele Muholi makes art with her own menstrual blood. This has been done time to time since the 70’s and a feminist wave of artists made art focused on taboo body functions such as menstruation to break the silences that patriarchy had built around bodies, specifically those belonging…

Chivalry, New York-Style

Now that I work downtown two days a week, I find myself taking the subway much more often. And as I forgot my headphones both days this week, I had ample opportunity to observe subway practices. Here’s what I discovered: Several times, if a man was sitting and a woman walked in the car, he…

Planned Parenthood, Susan G. Komen, and Women’s Health in America

For those of you who haven’t been following women’s health news lately, the Susan G. Komen Foundation for the Cure, an organization dedicated to fighting breast cancer, recently caused huge amounts of controversy by withdrawing funding for Planned Parenthood. In the past, Komen has given money to Planned Parenthood for the purpose of providing cancer…

Spoon Theory

Spoon theory: it’s not actually an alternative to string theory. Nor is it a critical framework for the spoon dialectic. Rather, it’s a simple and creative way of explaining the way people with chronic illnesses have to manage their energy and activity levels. It was written by Christine Miserandino, a ‘speaker, journalist, blogger, and patient…

The Athena Film Festival

When I think about the disproportionate representation of women, the film industry does not immediately come to mind. It is obvious that women are inappropriately represented on the big screen in ways that reproduce gender inequalities and stereotypes, but what is not so obvious is the way that women are under-celebrated as directors, screenwriters, and…

Ending Child Marriage

I never heard about the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Marriage Act before reading this article:¬†http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jeanne-faulkner/child-marriage-poverty_b_1253164.html. Now that it’s being reintroduced, perhaps Congress can agree on something?