Dear Child, I knew that this day might come. They day that you ask me to get you a company manufactured doll like all of the other young children have. With her fabulous dream house, her seemingly flawless figure and her never ending wardrobe, she seems like the perfect toy to have. You have no […]
With a pen at her side, journalist Cierra Patterson is always ready to report on a story. As a resident of Bronx, NY, Cierra appreciates nothing more than experiencing and learning about various cultures and lifestyles.While currently working on her degree in magazine journalism, she hopes to take the world by storm in her pursuit to create her own magazine.
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Ralph Kramden, a character portrayed by Jackie Gleason on the 1950’s popular sitcom The Honeymooners, once said “No wife of mine is gonna work. I got my pride. You know, no Kramden woman has ever supported her husband. The Kramden men are the workers in the family.” In this era of television, it would have […]
Many schools and businesses around the world are asking themselves an important, yet fairly obvious and self-serving question: should transgendered individuals have their own bathrooms and changing rooms? Or should they be allowed to use the facilities of the gender they identify as? This important debate has sprouted due to the fear that cis-gendered individuals […]
For years women have fought the ideals of the media and society that claim being thin is beautiful. Women are taught that if they want to be famous or acknowledged, they better start shedding some pounds. Though this ‘thin is best’ attitude is still around, the presence of plus size celebrities encourage women to push […]
African American women often see themselves excluded from the general discussions of beauty. There are certain politics surrounding the notion of letting yourself “go natural” that others — primarily white women — don’t seem to be defined by. Risking yourself by adding dangerous chemicals to your hair just to achieve the desired European look is a […]
The recent death threats made against Anita Sarkeesian, the latest victim in the #GamerGate scandal, did not occur because of her known status in the gaming industry. This situation could have happened to any of us who openly question the misogyny behind the male dominated site.