Thinking about Women in the Public Eye and Saying the word “Feminism”

I’ve been thinking a lot about what we expect of the people who we’ve chosen as role models. When Shailene Woodley recently said she was not a feminist, many in the feminist blogosphere were upset. Was I saddened? Yes. But I wasn’t exactly surprised. Shay is after all, a 23 year-old actress. Her focus is … Continue reading Thinking about Women in the Public Eye and Saying the word “Feminism”

Friday Reads: The Name of The Star

Title: The Name of the Star Author: Maureen Johnson Published: 2011 Pages: 372 Category: Fiction: Young Adult The Name of the Star is a bit of a departure for Maureen Johnson. While Maureen consistently writes about awesome, independent, intelligent teens, they usually don't have to solve a murder. And there usually aren't paranormal elements involved. … Continue reading Friday Reads: The Name of The Star

Book Review: Full Frontal Feminism

Book Title: Full Frontal Feminism Author: Jessica Valenti Published: 2007 Pages: 248 Category: nonfiction: politics, feminism With a month between one semester ending, and the beginning of another, I tried to be very careful in picking out my reading material. I wanted something fun but also informative (though I'm sure with a couple more weeks … Continue reading Book Review: Full Frontal Feminism