The sexual politics of meat

According to Carol Adams, the author of The Sexual Politics of Meat, “Meat is a symbol for patriarchal control.” Meat has been historically associated with gender since the age of hunter/gatherer societies in which meat was a valuable economic commodity, and those that controlled its distribution could maintain power. This established a pattern in social…

In response to “Women Against Feminism”

Photographs of young, privileged white women holding handwritten signs about why they “don’t need feminism” have been circulating the internet this week, showing up in my Facebook newsfeeds daily. I’ve made concerned posts and comments regarding the issue – pointing out that women (and men, for that matter) who claim they don’t need feminism are…

Microbeads: A not-so-tiny problem

  In the well-lit aisles of your drugstore, millions of tiny and dangerous pollutants lurk in the cheerful packaging of your favorite exfoliating cleansers. But in Illinois, you’ll notice a distinct lack of certain facial washes. In a groundbreaking decision, Illinois recently became the first state to ban the use of the microbead, a popular…

Miss USA and the rape culture

As I scrolled through the morning news, I noticed that a new Miss USA had been crowned last night. Curious, I clicked the link to read more about Nia Sanchez, the winner of the 2014 title. I was happy to see that the winner was a minority and that she was was a tae kwondo…

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