Hairy, Angry Feminist: Why I Put Down My Razor

As of October last year, I stopped shaving my armpits. Of course, I’d heard of other feminists doing it, and thought it was pretty damn awesome. Yet, I never mustered up the strength to throw out my disposable razors and go “au naturale.” Oddly enough, I hadn’t shaved my legs consistently for about a year…

Photos by Emma Jones: A Beautiful Little Fool

  It is easy to recognize society’s censorship of the female body: the preference for cinematic exposure to violence over nudity, the constant media scrutiny of successful women, the blatantly sexist dress codes. It is more difficult, however, to fight what we cannot see: the constant self-restriction that has been ingrained since the first time…

Celebrate Riot Grrrl Day: A Playlist

Riot Grrrl is a feminist movement found in the 1990s in Olympia, Washington. A handful of punk and rocker ladies have been musically influenced by the Riot Grrrl’s core values, usually calling out on misogyny, racism, domestic violence, female empowerment and patriarchy. There is a DIY state of mind regarding the different art forms to spread…

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…