The January 2018 Women’s March

This year on the 20th of January, thousands of women took to the streets to commemorate the one year anniversary of the National Women’s March held protesting the inauguration of Donald Trump. President Trump’s term has led to great turmoil for women in just a year, but the rally in January once again demonstrated the … Continue reading

Why I Call Myself a Feminist

I asked my brother if he was a feminist and he said, “not particularly”. I then asked him if he thought men and women should be equal.  “Of course!” was his immediate response. Like my brother, many people refuse to identify as feminists, despite a belief in the equality of the sexes. I think that … Continue reading

Activism and Intersectionality: I Shouldn’t Need to Convince You

trigger warning: discussion of domestic violence, rape, trans* violence, and WOC violence The world isn’t always moving forwards or backwards. We’ve gone around in a few circles in our time. Sexism, racism, transmisogyny, and homophobia have all expanded in the associating of stereotypes and societal expectations. First wave feminism’s suffrage goal has succeeded in our … Continue reading

A Plea To End Our Societal Look Policy

In 2008, at the age of 17, Samantha Elauf interviewed for a job at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Elauf was applying for the position of sales model.  Applicants are scored during their interview on their “appearance and sense of style”, whether they are “sophisticated and aspiring”, and if they are “outgoing and … Continue reading