A long list of governors have decided to close their state’s borders to newly inbound refugees; however, this method can’t be simple as that. In fact, the Supreme Court is clear on this; in Hines v. Davidowitz, the justices declared: “the supremacy of the national power … over immigration, naturalization and deportation, is made clear […]
Courtney Duff is a third-wave feminist pursuing an individualized major in Women's Studies and a certificate in Paralegal Studies at a Midwestern college. She spends her time at home with her partner, playing Fantasy Life and Pokemon on her 3DS. She loves Bitch Media, Feministing, Feminispire, and Fembot. When she isn't writing or studying, she's usually found taking a nap.
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[TRIGGER WARNING: graphic descriptions of penile and clitoral circumcision] Feminists talk a lot about bodily autonomy. In short, it means that we have a right to our bodies, and should be able to protect that right. It’s most often trotted out in favor of abortion rights, but extends to other rights, like female genital mutilation […]
We talk all day about reproductive rights, but who are we leaving out of the conversation? With all the rhetoric surrounding women and their bodies, we often forget that many women are disproportionately impacted by legislation and biases that prevent women from accessing health care. Black women, Latina women, and Native American women are all […]
Feminism has opened the door for women everywhere, in terms of what choices they can make. That doesn’t make their choices less controversial, however. One of the most controversial topics is parenting. Childless-by-choice women, or child-free women, face stigma surrounding their choices by many people. As a child-free woman, I’ve been barraged by negative stereotypes […]