“This is what American women are facing.”

Wow. What a brave woman. Today, Representative Gwen More, D-WI, stood up in the US House of Representatives and shared her story about how she was drugged and date-raped as a child, and how the offender took her underwear as a token to show others. Republicans are dragging on re-authorizing the Violence Against Women Act,…

“My womb is one million times more private than your bedrooms, gentlemen.”

Check out this amazing, articulate, impassioned appeal to the most recent attacks on women’s health. It is awe-inspiring and captures the issue completely. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/soraya-chemaly/womens-reproductive-rights_b_1345214.html “This is about sex and property, not life and morality. Sex because when women have sex and want to control their reproduction that threatens powerful social structures that rely on patriarchal access to and…

Help End Street Harrassment

Feministing has a great up post today about International Anti-Street Harrassment Week (right now! March 18th-24th). Check it out, get involved, and make a difference.

Dear Men Congress, If We Knit You a Uterus, Will You Stay Out of Ours?

With misguided attempts to regulate women’s healthcare running amok in the U.S. government – some awesome women decided to take matters into their own two hands. These ladies have set out to deliver to every male member of congress a uterus of his very own (albeit a knitted one). This might be the greatest thing…

Women aren’t really people, so it’s OK to treat them like animals.

I don’t have the mental space to even write about this right now, but check out the latest in a series of attacks on women’s health care in Kansas: http://www.aclu.org/blog/reproductive-freedom/kansas-pregnant-women-little-lie-your-doctor-wont-hurt-you I don’t care who you are or what you believe. Doctors are obligated ethically, legally, and hippocratically, to tell patients the truth. Always, no exceptions,…

What does it mean to be a man in Panem?

Having senioritis is hard. I made the mistake of starting The Hunger Games series during midterms, which pretty much meant I read The Hunger Games and didn’t study for exams. Oh, priorities. I really enjoyed the series, but found myself wanting to really dig deeper with the books, and I was so excited to come…

Toss the Taboo

Can you bring up the topic of female masturbation up around friends and not get the classic uncomfortable seat shift? Many would say no because the idea of female pleasure is still very much taboo within most social circles to this day. While the idea of sexual needs are understood and a given in reference…

Dancing is Exercise!

Have you ever not wanted to go the gym and run… and run… and run… with just your music as a distraction from the monotony of running? I definitely have, and so this weekend I decided to try something new: Bhangra Dancing. My suitemate and I went to a free Bhangra lesson from the Bhangra…