The Hunger Games

…Or How My Faith in Young Adult Novels was Restored through Dystopian Rebellion, a Kickass Heroine, and the Absence of Sparkly Vampires Well readers, I did it again: I found another book series to love. Will it be like my love for Twilight, where I later realized how stupid I was for liking it in…

The War on Women

2000 years after Brutus killed Caesar, we spend our Ides of March contemplating betrayal. Many Republicans believe that this betrayal is about religion. A simple Google search will show the multitude of quotes by Conservatives–especially Fox News anchors–concerning the “War on Religion.” According to them, Christians are being punished for their beliefs because of the…

This Week in Videos

Recently there have been quite a few interesting videos circulating the Internet related to women’s issues, so I thought they could be addressed here. First, we recently found out that Washington State has legalized gay marriage. If you haven’t seen it, here’s Republican Representative Maureen Walsh’s opinion on the matter. Although she would disagree, her…

Think Pink?

Update: Komen has decided to restore their funding for Planned Parenthood! In case you haven’t heard, there has been another blow to Planned Parenthood: Susan G. Komen for the Cure® has decided to pull funding from organizations undergoing investigations, and Planned Parenthood is one of them. For an organization that invests so much time and…

“Rapey” Songs

A recent article sparked my interest, saying various popular songs such as Lionel Ritchie’s “Hello” and Grease’s “Summer Nights” have a creepy tone/implication to them. I felt strange, however, when I scrolled down to find “Baby It’s Cold Outside”. As much as I call myself a critical thinker, I can’t help but wonder: are we overanalyzing…

Of Football and Sexual Harassment

Joe Paterno is easily one of the greatest college football coaches in history. He set the record for Division I wins (409), coached the Penn State Nittany Lions on to two national championships, and was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 2007. When students learned that “JoePa” was retiring at the end of…

A Feminist Horror Story

Happy November, dear readers! I know that Halloween was yesterday, but there is something scary still out there that needs to be discussed, and involves the Holocaust, abortion, and the film 180. Normally I ignore protestors who try to convert people into being pro-life. However, after hearing about 180—which was distributed out by Northrop Mall…

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…

More Comediennes, Please!

If you haven’t watched the most recent Saturday Night Live episode yet, I highly recommend it. Not only did it get great reviews, but the show finally highlighted the talent of Melissa McCarthy. If you’re like me, you’re probably thinking, Wait, she was on Gilmore Girls. Why is she only becoming so famous now?? This year…