Nerd.Vomit: Feminism & Firefly

(This post is a part of my Nerd.Vomit series, which will analyze popular television shows from a feminist perspective and analyze the portrayal of female characters in terms of character development and plot device.) **SPOILER ALERT**((seriously, don’t read this and then leave angry comments like you didn’t know. I put asterisks so my warning’s legit.)) Firefly, 2002 Writer & … Continue reading

Nerd.Vomit: Feminism & Game of Thrones

This post is a part of my Nerd.Vomit series, which will analyze popular television shows from a feminist perspective and analyze the portrayal of female characters in terms of character development and plot device.  **SPOILER ALERT**((seriously, don’t read this and then leave angry comments like you didn’t know. I put asterisks so my warning’s legit.)) Game of Thrones Guys, … Continue reading

My Feminist Life in GIFS

9th year when my mom said I should probably start shaving my legs Freshmen year of college at a crazy Halloween party when I was talking about the under-reported rapes on campus, and how the school newspaper should do more coverage of it. The guy I was talking to said that only women would read it, so nothing would change. Also that … Continue reading

Seriously, Bro? The Mysterious Penis Drawn on My Window at 4AM

So, for those who don’t know me, I’ll tell you this–I get scared easily. I cover my eyes in scary movies like Iron Man 3, I sleep with my laptop open because I’m afraid of the dark, I hate when the train passes by my house because I envision the next few moments being like … Continue reading

Where the World is White & Privileged: Being Black in Alaska

There is freedom in living in a place where the worst thing to be, isn’t being Black. In Alaska, less than 3.6 percent of Blacks make up the state’s entire population. At my college, Blacks are less than 2 percent. The largest minority group here is Alaska Natives–making up approximately 15 percent of the population. … Continue reading