Fairly recently, my father and I had been talking about how my daughter's hair was growing out so that it curled at her neck (making it look kind of like a mullet). He made a comment about how he couldn't wait for it to get longer so she would "stop looking like a boy." Upon … Continue reading Raising Daughters
Where was this class in high school? I have never used any formula I learned in chemistry in my adult life. What I did need to know was how to register to vote, how to write a check, how to file taxes, the ins and outs of real estate. A lot of people will say … Continue reading How to Be a Functioning Adult 101
In the wake of all the recent tragedies that have occurred, I have seen a lot of hate being justified. People hate others of different religions because this somehow means that they are inherently evil. People hate those who may even be of the same religion because of their sexuality. People are always finding excuses … Continue reading Hate Isn’t An Excuse
If you know me, you know that one of the things that angers me most in the world is the penny. Ever since John Green introduced me to how ludicrous they are in 2011, I have hated them and everything they have come to stand for. Stupid, right? Well, maybe -- but did you know … Continue reading Why We Should Get Rid of the Penny
I find it remarkable that it's 2016 and yet gender roles are still so concrete. Sure, we've made strides toward gender fluidity -- take Jaden Smith, for example. However, the majority of people still seem to subscribe to the same old gender roles that we have always been confined to. Bearing that in mind, I … Continue reading To My Cousin Nolan
"Could she even seek her dinner in a tavern or roam the streets at midnight?" -"Shakespeare's Sister," from A Room of One's Own by Virginia Woolf (Helpful links to learn more: wiki page /spark notes / full text) Woolf is pointing out the dangers of living alone in the city as a woman. Even in … Continue reading What was Virginia Woolf Wearing?
"We are, after all, the gender onto which a giant Here to Serve button has been eternally pinned. We're expected to nurture and give by the very virtue of our femaleness, to consider other people's feelings and needs before our own." -The Truth That Lives There via Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life … Continue reading Gender Roles & the Expectation to Nurture
In light of Turner just being released from jail after serving only 3 out of his 6 month sentence, I thought I would leave this here-- It is ridiculous to me that this athlete, Stanford student, white male, young man rapist has received such a lenient sentence (especially in the state of California -- a … Continue reading The Long Term Ramifications of Brock Turner’s Lenient Sentence