Monthly Archives: December 2013

On Raising A Child In A Gendered World

Virginity Is A Social Construct

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
Jezebel published a piece today with the title “Nearly 1% Of Women Claim They Were Virgins When They Gave Birth,” and, because this is Jezebel we’re talking about here, they used this as an opportunity to shame and belittle the women who say that they became pregnant while still…

Review: Beyoncé by Beyoncé

Originally posted on Words by Nicole Froio.:
As opposed to her pop star colleagues, Beyoncé dropped an album unannounced, out of nowhere to the delight of her fans. It was perhaps an incredible PR move, as the surprise has caused more uproar than any other album this year. It’s early days, but the initial response…

Feminist Fatigue

Originally posted on UEA Feminism Blog:
I’ve been ‘out’ as a feminist for at least the last 4 years, although I’d held feminist values for a lot longer than that. For me, being a feminist has become one of the most important aspects of my identity. I’ve actively involved myself in student feminism and most…