What's a photo of your life in a nutshell at the moment? Here is mine. This photo was taken at my desk maybe 30 seconds ago. »
Yale has had a troublesome history of bungling sexual harassment cases.
This history continued with a case that came to light early last week, via a story in the Yale Daily News.
On March 22nd, 2013, a male and female undergraduate at Yale had sexual intercourse. The female was drunk. The male was not. »
"All true love must die, / Alter at the best / Into some lesser thing. / Prove that I lie."
Who do you loathe? What do you loathe? Embrace your schadenfreude. Share it here!
I loathe people who haven't seen the best worst film ever made, "Excalibur." Obligatory epic Merlin quote below:
"Now look, I once stood exposed to… »
Because of all of the voting going on tomorrow in the United States, I thought that this was rather appropriate. Note that Winifred Banks, like many early suffragists, is a privileged white woman. BUT. That doesn't mean she can't have some epic quotes. »
Florynce "Flo" Kennedy was born in Kansas City, Missouri, 1916. At that moment, the world had gained one more badass. She organized the Feminist Party in 1972, and was a founding member of National Organization of Women (NOW) in 1966. Kennedy also was a civil rights advocate and a trial lawyer. Her feminist beliefs… »
Is Mothra, a famous kaiju from the Godzilla film series, a feminist hero? Let us look at the facts.
Mothra is a gigantic, moth-like insect that lives on the tropical Infant Island, and is worshiped as a deity. Because Mothra is gender-identified as female (and gives birth to eggs several times in the film series), it… »
In Phillip Pullman's masterful Young Adult novel, The Golden Compass, the heroine of the tale, Lyra Belacqua, lives in a world similar to our own, yet different. In Lyra's world, a part of your soul, (called a dæmon) follows each person around. Dæmon's can communicate with the human they're attached to.
This part of… »
Whether Anne Boleyn can be considered a feminist by modern terms is up to debate. Regardless, Anne did circumvent traditional gender roles of the time. Coquettish, boisterous, and outspoken, Anne remains one of the most controversial, intriguing, and intoxicating characters of the Tudor era. »
I'm somewhat bogged down with school work at this point in the semester. I suppose that's what happens when you're obtaining your Master's and an Associate's at the same time. I AM THE DICHOTOMY OF (WO)MAN. Right now, I want to go to a mountain cabin, and curl up with a pile of books.
I want to sit in the Weirwood of… »
Addiction is my worst friend.
For years, I have tried to completely cut alcohol out of my life. The word "alcoholic" was one that I avoided for a very, very, long time. I didn't drink during the day before work. I didn't drink everyday. There's no way I can be an alcoholic, right? "I can still drink occasionally," I… »
GT, I admit, I have a temper, a sardonic sense of humor, and an undying love of riddles.
For this reason (and perhaps the dragon tattoo I have), I've obtained the moniker, "Smaug" on my travels throughout the country, and the world.
Sometimes, when I've just had enough of everyone's shit, I go full blown Smaug. SCORCH… »
Julian of Norwich was the first woman to have a book published in the English Language. Her book, Revelations of Divine Love, was a hallmark of women's writing being recognized. For the majority of Julian's existence, Julian lived a solitary, but interesting life.
Little is known of Julian's early life, but historians… »
I thought this was relevant due to the season and with Halloween coming up-along with the fact that I have a female ancestor that was executed for witchcraft in the 15th century. I went to a hideously epic wedding in Vermont this weekend, and although it poured, we all had a blast!
Bonus: My favorite bit of… »
I will admit that I was hesitant to write this, because of my being targeted by trolls. But if someone is so cowardly, that they need to hind behind a burner to spew vile black toads, they're not someone worth worrying about or responding to anyway.
Like so many women, I am a survivor of physical and sexual violence.… »
Augustine's City Of God places heavy emphasis on trilogies, and his theories on women are no exception. In City Of God, Augustine says that women are either temptresses, wives, or mothers. (Augustine) Dependent on her role, the woman is an instrument of the devil, her husband, or "God's creativity." (Augustine) To… »