Category Archives: OPPRESSION

PULSE Orlando

When I first head of the shooting at PULSE – a gay nightclub in Orlando, FL – where 49 people were killed dancing in the safety of their community, I felt nothing. Continue reading

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International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers

Today is the International Day to End Violence Against Sex Workers.

I’m sure when you hear this, images of sex workers being raped, accosted by police, and pushed around by pimps enter your mind. I would like to hope that this day represents solidarity for sex workers who have experienced all of the violent encounters mentioned above. Continue reading

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The Assertive Woman

The topic of female assertion has been coming up a lot as of late. It would be safe to assume that I do identify as a strong, assertive woman. To some, my dominance – which stereotypically is a masculine trait – is extremely threatening and has provoked the use of labels such as bitchy, scary, or mean. I understand that it may throw a lot of people off when they see such a (mostly) feminine looking woman exhibiting such confidence or assertion, but those people aren’t usually the ones with whom I choose to spend my valuable time.

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