Butterflies Below the Breast: Overcoming Tattoo Stereotypes for Women

Karlie Smith // The foundation of my youth was nourished with an appreciation for ink on skin. My mother’s arms were painted with the stories of her life, and I used to trace my fingers across the vibrant graphics that wrapped elegantly around the base of her wrists and the small of her back. HerContinue reading “Butterflies Below the Breast: Overcoming Tattoo Stereotypes for Women”

What is White Feminism?

Leila Kalliel // With an influx of information and a new attention to intersectionality in general education, many people have heard a relatively new term encompassing a phenomenon known as “white feminism”. But what is it, and what does it really mean?  Wikipedia defines White Feminism as, “a form of feminism that focuses on the strugglesContinue reading “What is White Feminism?”

Period Cups: Eco-guilt Surrounding Menstruation

by Rayanne Asuncion // Menstruation: a natural bodily function that remains a taboo in 2021. From secret tampon exchanges under the table, to hormonal acne, to bringing your entire bag into the bathroom stall just to replace sanitary products, people with periods are socially conditioned to feel ashamed and disgusted at that time of theContinue reading “Period Cups: Eco-guilt Surrounding Menstruation”

The Brazen Woman

By Victoria Mongiardo // As a woman, I am assumed to be altruistic, empathetic, nurturing, and sweet, and while I wouldn’t say that those characteristics are completely inaccurate to who I am, it is problematic to confine women to such demure terms. By defining a proper woman as someone who should embody these docile characteristics, womenContinue reading “The Brazen Woman”

Being a Feminine Feminist

 By Leila Kalliel //I’ve been trying to think of a way to sum up my relationship with femininity. Several titles for this article have come and gone. Among them, “It’s Hard Being a Feminist and Having a Boyfriend,” which was a close second until I realized that my problem isn’t as much about romantic relationshipsContinue reading “Being a Feminine Feminist”

The Most Embarrassing Part About My Spotify Wrapped

By Drue Wigton // As all Spotify, or even Apple music users know, the two platforms’ respective year wrapped features are equally looked forward to and dreaded. In essence, this playlist serves a purpose of showing you the songs and artists you spent the most time listening to over the course of the year. ForContinue reading “The Most Embarrassing Part About My Spotify Wrapped”

The Act of Rape Used Against Women in Horror

By Emily Kissinger// When it comes to horror movies, an audience is under the conscious notion that nothing is off-limits. But within the subconscious part of the mind, there are acts believed to be entirely taboo. They get under your skin and sit there for days after the credits roll. The issue, however, is whenContinue reading “The Act of Rape Used Against Women in Horror”

“Like a girl…” : Microaggressions Used Toward Women

By: Drue Wigton // As a kid, I never took much offence when my male friends would use phrases such as “… like a girl,” or “… for a girl.” I guess I never found these phrases offensive because I couldn’t realize just how offensive they are. Microaggressions such as these are very commonly usedContinue reading ““Like a girl…” : Microaggressions Used Toward Women”

Colorblindness: A Woman’s Experience

By Alex Cadoff // It was a night like any other. I was laying on one couch with my mother laying on the other watching a show we’ve seen many times before. So, like any good tv watcher, I zoned out of the outside world and went inside my mind to reflect what had happened thatContinue reading “Colorblindness: A Woman’s Experience”