I loved Christine de Pizan work The Book of the City of Ladies. Christine is visited by three women representing Reason, Rectitude, and Justice and tell her to build “The City of Ladies” with the most accomplished and noblest women in the world. I really enjoyed reading this because I fell in love with the concept. (Clearly, I […]Read more "City of Ladies"
Valerie Solanas SCUM Manifesto was both hilarious and concerning. It was a semi-long read, but so extremely powerful when you think about some of the radical ideas she brings to light. She touches on topics such as war, religion, marriage, money, violence, disease, and even death. But I think my favorite concept that she discusses is her reasoning […]Read more "S.C.U.M."
Abortion is a very controversial topic and is has been for decades. Everyone has different opinions on abortion, but I believe in pro-choice. I believe that women should have the right to make their own choices about their bodies. After Tiller was a very interesting and intense documentary. And in all honestly, I has no […]Read more "Abortion"
I found Marilyn Frye’s “Oppression” to be very interesting and insightful. First, Frye states that “The word “oppression” is a strong word,” then continues to define it. She explains that both men and women are oppressed, but states that women are oppressed because they are women, whereas men are not oppressed because they are men. […]Read more "Oppression"
In Bessie Smith’s song I Used To Be Your Sweet Mama she sings about the struggle of being “in love with a two-timing man.” I really liked this song because as it progressed she starts singing about herself as an empowered woman and states “no man can treat me mean.” As I was listening, I immediately thought […]Read more "Blues Legacies"
It’s the twenty-first century, and I demand sexual harassment laws. Sexual harassment is defined as “harassment (typically of a woman) in a workplace, or other professional or social situation, involving the making of unwanted sexual advances or obscene remarks” The saddest part is that the first five words are “harassment (typically of a woman).” Either […]Read more "My Contribution to the Declaration of Sentiments"