Avoid Disillusionment: Why Presidential Campaigns Matter

Presidential campaign debates-not exactly the sort of entertaining fare most people look forward to, invite friends over to watch, or DVR for the next morning. No, they tend to be for the viewing pleasure of those few political junkies, fodder for cable news pundits, and as reinforcement of political party rhetoric. But not so this year. … Continue reading Avoid Disillusionment: Why Presidential Campaigns Matter

Celebrity Infatuation: How thinking you’re “just like Jennifer Lawrence” could be damaging

You know you’ve seen it. Buzzfeed article celebrating Jennifer Lawrence’s latest awkward/funny/adorable interview. The Facebook link your friends are posting about which character from Friends you’re most like. And probably, like me, you’ve read these, clicked through them, and amused yourself for a few minutes more. With technology linking people, our celebrity culture has amplified. You … Continue reading Celebrity Infatuation: How thinking you’re “just like Jennifer Lawrence” could be damaging

The “Cool Girl” and other ways to be a woman in the 21st century

So...the "Cool Girl." Those of us interested in gender discussions online (and with our similarly-minded friends and co-workers) have probably run the gamut on articles that not only identify this character trope, but have contributed to either criticizing it outrightly, or more moderately evaluating the social constructs behind this concept. For those late to the … Continue reading The “Cool Girl” and other ways to be a woman in the 21st century

3 Questions for the Bachelorette (and the rest of us Millenials)

I have a guilty pleasure... I watch the Bachelorette. No, that's too tame. I watch the Bachelorette and I like it. I know I'm not alone in this, but as someone who prides herself on being an intellectual, feminist-leaning, Christian woman, it seems to be an oxymoron that I'm also a Bachelorette/Bachelor fan. And to … Continue reading 3 Questions for the Bachelorette (and the rest of us Millenials)