What about Samantha Bee? The Lack of Feminist Coverage for “Full Frontal”

Hey, y’all. So, remember that story from a year ago or so when Jon Stewart left the Daily Show, and many, many people were outraged that Trevor Noah, the south African comedian, replaced Stewart’s seat instead of a woman? Remember the hashtags directed at Jessica Williams, then one of the long-standing Daily Show correspondents, to…

Rewarding Violence through Toxic Masculinity

*Trigger warning: trauma, sexual assault, and violence of all kinds discussed here. Take care of yourself as needed.* Unfortunately, we have had another mass shooting in this country. The queer community and America as a whole continues to rebuild during Pride month through celebrating love and supporting one another through this time. Meanwhile, everyone still…

The Fear of Femininity

  Credit: Katarzyna Babis I attended a holiday celebration when I was home from school after fall semester and was seated for dinner with a large group of people. The woman to my right was explaining why she had to leave early, and she briefly mentioned that her husband would be driving to the restaurant…

“You’re Very Talented– for a Girl”

(Photo source: https://www.youthletic.com/articles/why-you-should-encourage-playing-like-a-girl/ ) It wasn’t until seventh grade when I found my love for running during one of my middle school basketball games. I would have other parents come up to mine and show their amusement by commenting how speedy I was on the court. I loved getting these compliments because they made me feel that…

Five Ways to Make Your Graduation More Feminist

A week ago, I graduated from the University of Minnesota. While I am grateful for the people who helped me get there, I credit my fierce feminism for the fact that I did well in school and remained true to myself during the process of graduating. However, I find it can be difficult to remain feminist in family-related gatherings,…

Magical installation ‘The Garden’ captures the allure of following trends and beautification of society

Karmel Sabri at ‘The Garden’ Photo credit Den-Zel Gilliard/Cej Pls This past Saturday I had the wonderful opportunity to attend Karmel Sabri’s interactive art show, The Garden, and explore the relationship between women, media, and sense of self. The Garden is an immersive installation using nature and self-reflection as a motif, aiming to provoke deeper contemplation…

Your Uterus Belongs to Me

Let’s say you have a house with a kitchen (a fantasy millennials can only dream of achieving.) In that kitchen is an oven, as one would expect because, well, it’s a kitchen. You don’t really use it, nor do you plan to, because you don’t bake, which is fine. Interestingly enough though, it’s something everyone seems to…

One in Five

College is a time of exciting change and transition for many young adults all across America. This time comes with many new experiences, such as moving away from home, thinking about possible careers and meeting an overload of new people. When it comes time to move in on campus, meeting so many people can feel overwhelming…