“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…

Please, Stop Douching

I do not know how to ask this nicely, so I will just beg you to hear me. This is a PSA. This is a cry, a plea, a desperate attempt for your attention. My hope is that all of you will truly hear me. Please, stop douching. If you don’t know what douching is,…

Compassion and Minding One’s Own Business

  http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/10/17/article-0-18CCDDC800000578-616_634x379.jpg On March 23rd, 2016, the North Carolina state legislature passed a law that effectively destroyed progress previously made in the direction of protecting the rights of members of the LGBTQ+ community. HB2, formally known as the Public Facilities Privacy and Security Act, has officially made it illegal for individual cities, such as Charlotte,…

Why I’m Afraid To Go To School Today: Brother Jed

With my first post of the academic school year, I wanted to address the new freshmen who may stumble across the Women’s Center’s blog – welcome, you guys! – but in light of events occurring this week, I feel as though it’s more important to discuss something else first. For those of you who are…

Taking a Stand Against Bullying

Two days ago, actor Zachary Quinto came out as a gay man, stating his reason as follows: when i found out that jamey rodemeyer killed himself – i felt deeply troubled.  but when i found out that jamey rodemeyer had made an it gets better video only months before taking his own life – i felt indescribable…

Updates in the World of Social Justice

Hello again my feisty femmes/ women’s center readers! I’m sure all one of you have been eagerly awaiting my fall semester debut, and were less than pleased when I stood you up that infamous Thursday the 29th.  Alas, I am not too great with the calendars; I’d thought our date was for next Thursday.  And…

Just a thought.

Do you remember candy shops? Maybe you had the good fortune of parents who raised you on vegetables and whole grains, but not me. I had a father who was born in the ’50s and knew about life’s simplest pleasure – a sweet little confection in a pretty plastic package. So, I remember candy shops.…

Extra, Extra! Healthy Sexuality |CAN| Save Lives!

People get uncomfortable when I tell them what I want to get into; I want to study Human Sexuality. We’re talking GLBTA issues, sexual abuse, healthy communication, masturbation, psychosocial aspects and all the stupid myths that surround sex that cause shame, guilt and very often – traumatic experiences. The following story is incredibly personal to…