Why Girls Are So Mean

“Two professors of zoology at the University of Cambridge say that females use passive-aggressive tactics to solve problems with their sexual competition.”

Girlfight: Diana and Adrian

In class we discussed the purpose of Diana and Adrian’s romance in the movie Girlfight. Most people were understandably annoyed that a movie staring a woman had to center on romance once again. Isn’t there more to a young girl’s life than who she’s crushing on this week? And shouldn’t her journey towards empowerment be…

Motherhood and Femininity: I think I get it now.

I cannot stop thinking about this disconnect (for me) between motherhood and femininity. It is a bit bizarre because I never really had to think about it. We always extend what we assume as roles assigned by nature onto a gender identity. It should therefore follow that since a woman is supposed to have a…

For the softies out there…

I was raised by a single mother–a trauma nurse–and two older sisters. We had a “Rosie the Riveter” magnet on our fridge and an Alanis Morissette cassette tape on repeat. You could say that I’ve always worshipped the Tough Woman. But we can’t all be tough. As much as I love how figures like Buffy and…