Gone Home: A Review

It’s 1995. You just spent a year touring the world, ya know, like any fresh-out-of-college kid might if they had an endless supply of cash, and you arrive at your family’s new home- mansion– that you’ve never been to, only to find that they’re… Gone. A mysterious note from your younger sister is taped to…

Is Body-Positivity Ruining Your Life?

Ideas.Time.com recently published a piece called “Fit Pride isn’t ‘Hate Speech.’” I would like to begin by stating that taking pride in your body is never hateful, and can only improve your experience in the world. Where the problem comes in is when you start associating taking pride in yourself by putting others down. Maria…

GoldieBlox Confronts Sexism in the Toy Aisle

Debbie Sterling, a Stanford grad and engineer, didn’t always plan on being the innovator she has become. Like many girls, she did not realize her potential as an inventor early on, but thanks to a teacher’s suggestion, she gave engineering a try, and ended up with a degree in Mechanical Engineering and Product Design four…

“I’m Being Good”

On this, the 13th of November, I can say that all month, I have been very good. What does that mean, exactly? It means that I have kept up with my NaNoWriMo project- exceeding my daily word requirement by at least 2,000 characters, I’ve donated about $25 to good people and groups, I covered a…

Pillow Talk

I recently came across a blog post on Tumblr wherein the author wrote about how sex-positivity is “not feminist” and how it inherently oppresses and exploits women who express their sexuality. To that, I respectfully disagree with a hearty “hell no.” When we, women who wear the feminist merit badge, say things like, “When women…