Let’s Downvote the Misogyny

I wouldn’t call myself a huge Internet geek, but I can’t say that I don’t understand many of the popular Internet memes and in-jokes, most of which come from Reddit.com. Reddit is a simple website: you can post stories, articles, pictures, videos, etc. and users can vote on which content they find most interesting by…

What’s Coming Up in 2013

It’s the end of the year, folks, which means it’s time to reflect on resolutions from this last year and make up new ones for 2013. I have yet to come up mine, but I think now would be a good time to talk about what there is to look forward to next year. A…

End-of-the-Semester Guide

Ahh it feels so good to be done with classes, doesn’t it? While most of us are stressing about finals, we must remember to stay smart and sane. With that, I present to you a brief (because who am I kidding, we all only have time to skim things this next week!) end-of-the-semester guide: 1)…

The War on Men

For a little over 10 months, I have enjoyed being in a relationship with a man. Not some immature and uncommunicative bro-type, but a perceptive 20-year-old college student who is willing to communicate and share a mature relationship with me. We’ve gotten along well because we think alike, aren’t afraid to discuss our fears, and…

Outside the Clinic

In light of recent news on abortions, I felt that it was the right time to discuss my connection to abortion patients. For a little over a year, I have volunteered as a patient escort for a women’s clinic. In other words, I have spent many Saturday mornings watching women—often with a family member, friend,…

Oh Sandy

While much of the news surrounding Hurricane Sandy involves the aftermath, there have been a few, uh, interesting connections to women and gender. It appears as though the hurricane has answered many questions ranging from why our country is bad to ways to improve your relationship. To begin… THE GAYS CAUSED THE HURRICANE!! Thaaaat’s right!…

For Her

If you haven’t heard, Bic, a company most known for its pens, has created a new marketing campaign that has sparked some controversy. I’d like to explain it myself, but I think Ellen DeGeneres does it best: Gendered advertising certainly isn’t new. We see it everywhere we go and often don’t pay attention to the…

One Month In and One Month Away

Hello bloggers, I’m back! This summer and the first month of school have been extremely busy for me, but now that I’m getting into the swing of things I can finally set aside time to blog. First, though, I think I should reintroduce myself. It’s already been over a year and a half since I…

Staying Active this Summer

It’s coming closer to the end of the year, and the upcoming doom that is finals week is almost here. As we write our last essays and study for our tests, most of us must also figure out what the hell we’re going to do during the summer. Most organizations are already choosing its interns,…

A (Not So Bad) Realization

About a month ago, I got very anxious. As someone who never really worries too much or has a problem with anxiety, I had no clue how to calm down, so I eventually settled on organizing my room. Physically organizing something might help me mentally organize, right? So I washed the dishes. Then cleaned the…