The term “feminism” communicates a relationship to gender, while “humanism” can – and does – refer to any number of things relating to the human condition.
We are the generation that pays almost triple for college. In 1973 a private four year college could cost about $10,783. In 2013 the average was $30,094. National student loan debt is at an all-time high at more than $1 trillion.
“My third grade teacher called my mother and said, ‘Ms. Cox, your son is going to end up in New Orleans in a dress if we don’t get him into therapy.’ And wouldn’t you know, just last week I spoke at Tulane University, and I wore a LOVELY green and black dress.”
By its very definition an apology is an admission of guilt and a request for forgiveness. Too many of us think our very speech is an act of treason. To apologize before speaking morphs our voices into an act of wrongdoing, and we are neither wrong nor guilty of any offense.
Words with such a derogatory history are still hurtful and offensive today. The individual doesn’t get to decide what is offensive, especially if they are not part of the group that is being insulted.
As copies of Kurt Cobain’s suicide letter pass through the generations, many tend to feel a sympathetic pull to the black and white words, inked in the lyrical pain and flowing empathy so characteristic of Cobain’s writing. A lesser known side of him, however, is that he thought of himself as a feminist.
With the 39th anniversary of her death approaching (April 14, 1975), Josephine Baker remains a prominent presence in women’s history. An actress, dancer, and singer, she also acted as a spy during World War II for the French Resistance.
In November of 2013, China implemented new legislature to relax its controversial one-child policy, which has been in effect since the 1970s. According to this new amendment, couples will be allowed a second child if one of them is an only child.
Hermione’s sense of social justice, focus in school and bravery in the face of danger and death easily place her at the top of any feminist icon list. But this does not make her perfect. In fact, there are many issues with Hermione Granger throughout the series that are looked over.
Why am I taught to never speak about a body part that is instrumental to my existence? When people continue to forbid the word “vagina,” it only insinuates that having one is something to be ashamed of, ultimately contributing to a cycle of self-hatred.