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Equality

I get so annoyed with how sexist our nation is. I have read two articles this week about the oversexualizing of women’s clothing. One article was about a school note calling girls thots for wearing “revealing” clothing and stating they are distractions to boy’s learning environments. And the second was about a picture Jessica Simpson posted of her 5 year old daughter wearing a bikini. I’m just like seriously, why is this even an issue? The fact that someone thinks it’s even an arguable statement to say that women’s clothing

Okay, seriously. Why are we always so shocked when a man disrespects a woman, right here in America, the land of the immoral and the home of the free? Women are not respected as equal human beings to men – period. Just say it. Stop trying to justify it and make excuses, it is what it is and how it’s always been. The woman has always been considered a side piece or a half a rib, half human, weak and subpar compared to men. We are not whole until man

I was really trying to calm down with my Facebook posts and blogs. I’m not sure if anyone noticed or not, but I was.  And then this happened; two new hashtags for dead Black men surfaced and I completely lost it.  #AltonSterling #PhilandoCastile It has become quite apparent that legally shooting Black men is the new form of lynching. The new American terrorism against Black folks in 2016.  Racism is no longer defined by people calling us Niggers and refusing us jobs because we are Black.  Nah man, that was

Sometimes I question the true motives behind our government targeting drug dealers and prostitutes. I wish they would be honest and admit the only reason why they care what those people do is because they collect profits that the government cannot tax and capitalize on. That is all. The government wants us to believe they are protecting us from ourselves per our constitution, but I don’t know too many people who have been healed from those “conditions” unless jail is synonymous with healthcare. I have no idea why the government

I will never forget writing a 5-page essay about how inhumane, evil and murderous abortions were. I was a senior in high school and I got an A+ on my essay. Then I grew up and changed my views because I realized life is not always just black and white and some things are not my business. I live in the second state in our nation where our governors just passed one of the most heinous abortion laws. Basically, a woman cannot seek an abortion due to the gender and

Be Honest

Barbie and Heman

I used to love playing with Barbie when I was a little girl. And to be totally honest, I didn’t really care what color she was either. I just loved how fashionable she was and could play for hours. I had the whole Barbie getup from houses, bikes and cars to school classrooms and veterinarian hospitals. Unfortunately, Barbie has been the cause of self-image issues for little girls. Barbie is criticized that her shape is unrealistic and gives little girls a false sense of beauty. Meanwhile, little boys are playing

Okay, so I’m tired of the egotistical hypocrisy powered by male dominance. I read several articles trying to explain to women how to reach an orgasm. They kept reiterating that the clitoris functions like a penis and swells and extends like a penis. They stated the clitoris has over 80,000 nerve endings like a penis and the labia is similar in structure to the scrotum sac, just like a penis. They were trying to convince women that their clitoris was just as powerful as the male penis. My problem with

Call Me Caitlyn

Caitlyn

As a psychology major I have studied transgenders and gender identity disorders. I just read WebMD and although it is probably not the most credible source of information, I did find it informative. Being transgender is synonymous with gender dysphoria. However, it should be noted that gender dysphoria is not a mental disorder and is instead discomfort related to one’s strong desire to be and look like the opposite sex of their biological genitals to an extreme that it creates distress, depression and anxiety. I’m just going to leave that

This topic has been on my mind for years, but it really hit me in a different light when I saw Rihanna’s dress at the CFDA awards in 2014. My initial thoughts were quite common like why do us women feel the need to be nude and naked to sell ourselves? Why do we feel the need to expose the most intimate parts of our bodies for a fashion statement? I thought about the example we were leaving for our young women and then a very human thought dominated all

As a woman living in a world that is so male dominated, I found myself devaluing women as if our contributions to relationships were not important. It wasn’t until I matured that I realized just how special and empowered women truly are. Due to our gender roles in society, men are typically reared to become bread winners, leaders and protectors of their families. Women are taught to be resourceful, nurturing and supportive. What I have learned is that often times because a dollar amount is not associated with womanly duties