The History Behind Women’s History Month

By

For many of us, celebrating and empowering women is a task that we’d like to feel accomplished throughout our daily lives. Annually on March 8th, International Women’s Day is celebrated with social media posts thanking the women who’ve helped us become the way we are and articles showcasing the accomplishments of women who’ve inspired many.…

#OnlineFeminism

By

But like any movement, online or on the streets, there will always be ways to improve for the better.” It has been over a week since the world has celebrated International Women’s Day. Yet, the hype of female empowerment has not left our digital presence. From blogs covering stories of influential women to media posts…

Cat-Calling: Call It What It Really Is

By

Merriam-Webster defines catcalling as “the act of shouting, harassing and often sexually suggestive, threatening, or derisive comments at someone publicly.” However, the same definition also defines it as an act of yelling disapproval at a sporting event. This is telling of where the lack of seriousness in regards to this form of harassment stems from.…

The Politicization of Modest Clothing

By

Women’s clothing, fashion and dress have been ridiculed for decades. The focus on what we wear and its messages constantly are the basis of how people, specifically women, are judged and controlled within society. Throughout history, there has been a focus on punishing women for wearing revealing clothing or showing too much skin. With the sexual…

Commodifying Self Care: Reflections on Jia Tolentino’s “Trick Mirror”

By

Illustrator: Unknown Let’s Talk Trick Mirror:  Jia Tolentino asked herself, “how do I have a personal relationship with my face wash?,” so I asked myself the same question, and began thinking more critically about the commodification of “self-care.”  In her book “Trick Mirror,” and more specifically, her essay “Always Be Optimizing,” Tolentino discusses the social…