This is What a Feminist Looks Like

I am a feminist.  I had to take a women’s studies course to figure that out. Sure, I spent my younger years in a male-dominated (both in numbers and patriarchal fashion) family, calling my brother, father, uncles, cousins, & innocent passerby names that ran the gamut from “sexist pig” to…

You’ve Come a Long Way, Baby

Gone are the days of anonymous women in Virginia Slims ads, coupled with their memorable tagline.  In today’s celebrity obsessed culture, it seems that advertising and marketing has taken a turn from Mad Men esque ads, focused on witty taglines and imagery, to a focus on celebrity branding.  While the…

To Tweet, or not to Tweet?

When people find out I have Twitter (and tweet frequently) they often ask why. Why would I, an insignificant university student, want to let the world know what I had for breakfast or where I’m headed for the evening?  To most who are not in the know, mindless tweets referencing…

Fueling the Fauxcoming Fire

As the dust over Aberdeen settles, and the horse excrement is washed away by the ever-present Kingston rain, we must come to terms with the effects of this first “Fauxcoming” weekend and take inventory of what occurred.  I, for one, must admit that my predictions were wrong. Very, very wrong….but…

Where the Wild Things Aren’t

I was at Spring Reunion 2009.  Were you? Didn’t think so. Consider yourself lucky.  After three fantastic years of Homecoming experiences, I was thoroughly depressed when I witnessed what was being touted as a fantastic alternative to the September festivities.  I have always looked forward to Homecoming, and not for…

From Whom It May Concern

“If you don’t have anything nice to say, don’t say it at all”. This mantra, instilled into preschoolers by their parents, seems to be forgotten once one reaches middle school. Bullying has always been a problem amongst pre-teens, something that tends to clear up with ‘maturity’. However, with advances in…

She’s Just Being Miley

When ‘stripper poles’ and ’16 year old girls’ are mentioned in the same sentence, most will think to stories such as a recent one out of Rhode Island – where girls under 18 are ‘permitted’ to strip for cash under a loophole in the law (Projo). What generally doesn’t come…