Daenerys Targaryen has been positioned as the Strong Female Character of Game of Thrones – she’s a leader in her own right, she’s sexually independent, she’s confident in her abilities, and she never doubts herself – but while I like Dany well enough and I do root for her, I cannot get behind her quest […]
It’s prom season, and along with the tacky gowns and boutonnieres comes the gross photos of men threatening their daughter’s prom date with a gun. These jokes aren’t harmless fun, they’re a product of rape culture, and the defense of these jokes show how far we, as a society, have to go before we fully […]
Dear adult men: Stop calling women you do not know “momma”, “sweetheart”, “darling”, and “sugar”. It is creepy, disgusting, uncomfortable, patronizing, and demeaning. Sincerely, A creeped out woman you do not know.
Two Decembers ago, in 2015, I got into a discussion with a friend of mine and the creator of NPM, Isaac Schlueter, on Twitter and learned that calling humans with two X chromosomes “female” is bad. Since then, I’ve read a good amount of articles and comments on the subject, and I have to say: […]
When thinking about who one wants to be, it is natural to look to the characters in media one likes, analyze what traits one likes about those characters, and apply them to one’s own life. But for me, as a female human, it was very difficult to find female characters I liked and would want […]
The other day I ran across an article titled: “If You Have These 10 Traits, Congrats! You’re Girlfriend Material”. Now, it was not that there was anything necessarily wrong with the ten traits the article wrote about, but by the time I finished reading it I was annoyed that it made no mention of the […]