Women matter.

I was at a rock concert last week and a stranger felt me up. I froze for several seconds--couldn't breathe, couldn't move as those hands moved up and down my waist. Finally, I found the courage to elbow the person in the stomach. Then, I went to the bathroom and cried and ended up missing half of The Darkness singing "Love on the Rocks with No Ice."But a week later, I can still feel those hands. Every time I sit down to write. Every time I look in the mirror. Every time I have a positive … [Read more...]

Tell us we’re not strong enough. But you’re wrong.

Some people out there say that Christianity is for men, because our God came to earth as a man. He was brutally executed on a cross and there was blood and guts and other bad-ass manly things. Some people think that, if the church gets too "feminized," we might replace Jesus with a Disney princess and the cross with a field of dandelions and the broken body and blood of Christ with chocolate milk and cupcakes.Yeah, some people think that way.I don't think those people know a lot about … [Read more...]

How does inequality hurt men?

My previous post was a release of all the sarcastic comments that I have been holding inside since I became a feminist. It was a response to every negative comment that I received because of making that decision. I wanted to express my frustrations that so many people don't believe feminism is relevant, that so many people think that women are now equal to men or even the new oppressors of men. That so many people believe equality is a zero-sum game.And I think some people missed the point.I … [Read more...]

Crisis Alert! Men are doomed!

Note: Some people have spoken to me about being confused about my intent in this blog post. I would like to clarify that this is not an attack on the legitimate struggles that men face because of inequality. This is an expression of my frustration toward a culture that claims female advancement must be suppressed because it is contributing to the "downfall of men." For more information, read my latest blog post. Thank you, and I'm sorry for any lack of clarity! CRISIS ALERT!That's right. W … [Read more...]

Here’s to the men!

Last week, I participated in my university's "Take Back the Night" event.We held a rally and a march in which we spoke out against rape and violence against women. Then, we held a speak out in which women shared their stories and their reasons for participating in "Take Back the Night."It was a poignant, sobering, empowering, comforting, enlightening, beautiful night.Although I thoroughly enjoyed marching through fraternity row carrying signs and shouting, "Stop the silence, end the … [Read more...]

Sick of being “miss represented”

I watched a video today that made me cry.That's saying something, because my tear ducts are fairly selective about who they work for. I didn't even cry on The Lion King (and yes, I do have a heart, thank you very much).But this video, a trailer for the film Miss Representation,  made me cry, in sadness and in anger. In desperation and in frustration. I sincerely hope you'll take the time to watch it:This video made me cry because it hit so close to home.The video observes: "Girls get th … [Read more...]


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