I have always hated talking about myself. My worst fear is giving a "fun fact" about myself in a group setting, or being asked why I think I should be hired for a job. By nature, I am a self-deprecating person, so I have never been one to talk myself up. I thought it was… Continue reading Braggadocious: Why Aren’t Women Allowed to be Proud?
Good news for all you ladies out there: we can all FINALLY drink beer! Oh, happy day! Czech brewery Aurosa has come out with "Aurosa for Her", a beer designed and advertised specifically for women. Look how pretty. With the flowers and everything... just, wow. According to the website: "Aurosa is a representation of a woman's… Continue reading Beer for Her, and Other Gendered Lies
Good morning feminists and friends! Although I've only been around a short time, I am very excited to say I've been nominated for a Blogger Recognition Award! Thanks so much to Raimey of Author Raimey Gallant for the nomination! Raimey's blog provides the ultimate tool box for beginner writers and bloggers, so helpful for us folks… Continue reading Fancy that, a Blogger Recognition Award!
My office is very casual, so I can get away with wearing pretty much anything. A few days ago I showed up to work wearing a nice high topknot, a full face of makeup including lipstick, and a decent looking outfit. The following day I showed up in a ball cap and a plaid shirt,… Continue reading Girls don’t like boys who “don’t like girls who…”
We need to talk about The Wendy Williams Show. More specifically, Priyanka Chopra’s interview with Wendy Williams which aired this past week. Regardless of the sex of the interviewer, questions directed at female guests are often sexist and centre around stereotypically feminine topics such as fashion, hairstyles, and dating, and tends to stay away from… Continue reading Next Question
About a week ago, actress Abigail Breslin (known for Little Miss Sunshine, My Sister's Keeper, Zombieland, and Scream Queens) took to Instagram for Sexual Assault Awareness Month likely in hopes that she would help unite sexual assault survivors of all kinds in knowing they were not alone. Her post is a screen capture of text… Continue reading Sexpectations
When I was younger, I was a competitive figure skater. Looking at me now, you might find this surprising. From ages 4-16 I competed in out of town tournaments and often came home with at least one medal each time. I woke up early for practice before school, and was back at the rink after… Continue reading Thick Girls, Thick Skin: Sports Edition
I'm sure a lot of you folks have been on job interviews. Maybe they went well, maybe not so much. For any men out there: for even one second, did any part of you wonder whether you didn't get the job based on your clothing/hair choices? Unlikely. Today's post is about something I've been struggling… Continue reading Professional Prejudice
As a law student, I tend to follow many court cases throughout their duration. Lately, a lot of these cases are instances of sexual assault. Of course, you don't need to be in law school to find this topic of interest. It affects everyone, literally everyone. Some recent notable cases that you might have heard of… Continue reading No Longer “Robin” Girls of Justice
Today I saw a meme on Facebook about how International Women's Day was supposed to be March 6th "but women take too long to get ready so we moved it to the 8th". I happen to know the poster was a middle-aged male divorcée who will remain unnamed. That in itself is no reason to… Continue reading Of Makeup and Men