“There are over 100 million women in the world missing today,” whether it is through the sex trade, kidnapping and abduction, or just being unaccounted for. Through reading the nonfiction journalist piece, Half the Sky, I really became aware of why feminism is truly needed around the world. Written by two Pulitzer Prize winning journalists, Nicholas D. Kristoff and Sheryl WuDunn, Half the Sky follows the couple around the world and recounts the tragic
Be physically strong. Be emotionally passive. Be sexually accomplished. Be violent. Be callous. Be cocky. The world is yours, you are entitled to anything and everything that you want. You can be anything and everything that you want. Wait, no! That’s not what I meant! You can’t be emotional, you can’t be weak. You can’t be sex-repulsed, you’re a man! Why won’t you throw the first punch? Girls don’t think it’s cute when you’re insecure.
Written by Julia Cancilla Feminism is regarded as extreme and often has a bad connotation to it. This is something heard many times: “This is America. Feminism isn’t needed today.” First of all, saying that feminism is not needed in America is disregarding the many strong women that fought for women’s rights in the past, such as the right to vote, the right to work and make money, the right to own property, and much
Written by Perry Pokharel You see it literally everywhere…magazines, billboards, TV ads, online stores. The female body has become one of the most highly sought after marketing ploys used by businesses. You would think that with all of this exposure, people would be desensitized to it, but everybody is still profiting from the sexualization of a woman’s body. Growing up as a female, I thought it was normal for girls to be seen as “eye
Written by Liz Lopez All women can agree that being a woman is tough work. We constantly feel the need to look immaculate and often times the pressure is coming from others. Women are constantly bombarded by ridiculous and conflicting ideal beauty standards by the media and our peers. Surprisingly, makeup is a contentious topic among men. Public opinion among men shows that men believe that women wear makeup for the sole purpose to look
As I always am, I was excited for the next Marvel movie, Ant-man. I was less than excited for the fact that the movie yet again was led by another male superhero. Marvel, along with DC Comics, have yet to release a female led superhero movie. With Marvel’s Captain Marvel set to release in 2018, and DC Comic’s Wonder Woman set to release in 2017, it seems that we still have a while to wait.