My grandma dropped out of school in the second grade. Things were different back then. But one day, when women finally began to gain rights and when my grandmother finally began to gain the courage to unlock the chains that pulled her down from liberation my grandmother decided to take the GED test. I had… Continue reading For Grandma.
For every man in an expensive car, there's someone in the passenger seat. That's today's one-liner! How do you interpret it, and what do you think about what you think it means? Comment below! And remember to subscribe via email for priority access to blog posts, a cool gift, and other exclusive subscriber privileges and… Continue reading Seat Warmers.
When a mysterious foreigner named Count Dracula sails to England from Transylvania, Victorian life is flipped, and traditions become flipped along with their lives. Women are not acting like women, and men are not acting like men. The blame is traced back to the impact of Dracula. Dracula quickly becomes a threat to Victorian… Continue reading The Maternal Embodiment of the Patriarch.
Does men giving up their seats for women interfere with–or go against– equality and feminism, or is chivalry a loophole that trumps it all? Comment your thoughts below! And don't forget to subscribe below for a personalized zine, and other exclusive subscriber privileges! Also remember: all likes and comments on posts from now until… Continue reading The Guidelines of Feminism
With the rise of the gothic genre in the 1700’s, philosopher Edmund Burke established a theory and analysis on different elements in gothic texts that drive the plot to sublimity. One of his elements he dives into is the use of lightness and darkness and its impact on readers. In literature, writers often play with… Continue reading A Sicilian Romance: The Clues and Cues of Colors
Human trafficking is slavery; it is not an occupation. It is the use of force or fraud to cause people to do labor for the perpetrator’s profit. It is illegal and a violation of human rights. Like the drug business, it is illegal but flourishes because it is easy for the “dealer” to make quick… Continue reading (In)human Trafficking
I am not your trophy... I am not here to be shown off, glorified, or acknowledged when your friends and co-workers come around only to be thrown in a box in your dark basement any other day. See, you probably don't see the difference between me and the golden inanimate object because you're not in… Continue reading Golden Girl
Women are a force to be reckoned with in The Wife of Bath’s Prologue and Tale. Women are always painted as fragile, voiceless, nameless property of men. Fairies are usually the only powerful and independent women in Medieval Literature. But, this does nothing for the reputation of women because they are not technically human women.… Continue reading Wife of Bath’s: Maiden Power
In The Country of the Pointed Firs, the narrator learns how to be. By be, I mean how to simply exist. There’s no specific rules or guidelines for how to live, the only thing that matters is that you are existing. This theme of existence is present in each of the women’s stories. Mrs. Todd… Continue reading The Country of the Pointed Firs
In the novel The House of Mirth, by Edith Wharton, there’s a tragic and heart wrenching ending. Lily dies. She consumed too much sleeping medicine, so she died. Whether it was an accident or suicide is a controversial and popular question, but that is not the point. The point is that she died. Like many… Continue reading The Fate of the Female