Word Current: Genderqueer

 Genderqueer: Of, relating to, or being a person whose gender identity cannot be categorized as solely male or female. The top definition of genderqueer on urbandictionary.com states, “Genderqueer is most commonly used to describe a person who feels that his/her gender identity does not fit into the socially constructed “norms” associated with his/her biological sex.…

Diamonds Are A Girl’s Worst Enemy

If you are a woman, chances are you’ve contemplated your future engagement ring; I know I have. A more important topic of contemplation, though, is the real history and meaning behind engagement rings and what these symbols of “love” mean for modern women. Engagement “symbols” were seen in pre-historical times. Cavemen used to tie cords…

Chivalry Must Die

A few weeks ago I was out to dinner with some friends when we started discussing feminism. I told them that in this day and age, I believe that you’re either a feminist or a misogynist. There is no grey area in my book. American actor and comedian Aziz Ansari put it very simply: “I…