For a woman in her mid-twenties, I suppose I dress pretty modestly. (Or as my father, ever the complimenter, says—"you dress like a schoolmarm.") I don't intentionally try to cover myself, but in the end, I suppose I just love the more modest fashions of the early 20th century as opposed to the clothing and makeup styles of my own time. There's just something so classy about a knee-length pencil … [Read more...] about How to Easily Achieve a Classy Vintage Look
Considering the sexually illicit and violent content one can see on cable today, I can't help but be shocked and confused that in 2014, parents and institutions still fight to ban books from their children's curriculums and libraries. Films and television shows often include gratuitous sex scenes, music videos objectify and demean women, and programs glorify violence. Most of the time, there is no … [Read more...] about ‘The Handmaid’s Tale’: The Best Banned Book
In recent weeks, the Women Against Feminism Movement has taken the Internet by (shit) storm. This group functions through several social media accounts, encouraging users to take pictures of themselves with text explaining why they do not need feminism. What has become clear to me (and the rest of the internet) is how grossly misinformed many of these women are about what feminism … [Read more...] about Women Against…What? Why We All Still Need Feminism
One of the things we deal with in relationships is the fact that our significant other had relationships before us and will, possibly, have more after. It's easy to fall into the trap of hating these exes, of behaving in a way that seems to in no way resemble who you really are. For me, this volatile relationship is representative of the harmful acts women can commit against one another. But it … [Read more...] about Relationship Problems: Does His Ex Have to Be Your Enemy?
Although my grandfather is in his 80's, he can still remember the exact moment he first saw my grandmother, Violet, scrubbing the window of her home outside in her white shorts. Was it love at first sight? Perhaps. Four years later, when my grandmother was seventeen years old, they were married in a simple ceremony when my grandfather was on leave. Today, sixty-two years later, they are still … [Read more...] about Waiting to Tie the Knot: Where Feminism and Marriage Intersect