Feminism, General Life, Uncategorized

Stop The Hate: A Discussion on Girl-Hate in Popular Music

So there I was. In the bathroom, up-close-and-personal with the mirror and a mascara wand (mascara face and all), jammin' out to some dance tunes on Spotify and putting on my face for the day. Just minding my own business, when it hit me like a ton of bricks: the amount of woman-against-woman hate in… Continue reading Stop The Hate: A Discussion on Girl-Hate in Popular Music

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Body Image, Feminism, Queer Folk

Redefining Sexy: Not Just For The Boys

Scarlet Johansson. Beyonce. Megan Fox. What do these ladies have in common?Besides all sharing celebrity status and raking in boatloads of cash each year, I think it can be universally agreed upon that each of these three ladies bear the traits of the conventionally sexy. They are long legged and svelte, with pouty lips and… Continue reading Redefining Sexy: Not Just For The Boys

Feminism, Interviews, Queer Folk

“The Second Mango” (Interview With The Author)

Today, I'm taking a break from blogging boobs, bras, and body image to discuss another topic that I love: books. And something I love more than just books? Queer, feminist, fantasy books. So, color me surprised when the lovely Shira Glassman dropped a line in my inbox, informing me that she had written just that.… Continue reading “The Second Mango” (Interview With The Author)

Body Image, Feminism, General Life, Queer Folk

I Want To See You Be Brave

Sara Bareilles just released a new song and video from her upcoming album, entitled "Brave". It encourages the listener to be brave, speak up for what they believe in, and to not let fear control their lives. (I think this is awesome. Ten thousand brownie points for Sara Bareilles!) As I was driving to work,… Continue reading I Want To See You Be Brave

Body Image, Feminism, General Life

“You Would Be So Pretty If…”

We've all heard it. "You would be so pretty if..." "...you just smiled." "...you lost some weight." "...you changed your hair." "...you changed your clothes." When I was 18, I had a dentist tell me that I would be "so pretty" and "attract so many boys" if only I just got braces to take care… Continue reading “You Would Be So Pretty If…”

Body Image, Feminism, General Life

To Wear, or Not To Wear? (A Discussion On Modesty)

The internet has been buzzing recently, and it's all about modesty. image from Squidoo.com First it was The Modesty Panel: a fascinating look at the different perspectives on modesty from various body image/bra fitting bloggers from around the world. Then, the web erupted when the news of Sarah Minder hit. (For those of you who… Continue reading To Wear, or Not To Wear? (A Discussion On Modesty)