All posts tagged: feminism

Love Your Lady Bits: Conscious Contraception

NEWSFLASH: Women are having sex. They’re on the prowl, bumping and grinding, and living their lives. The only issue is that this “version” sex doesn’t exactly fit the antiquated 1980s diagrams we are shown in our 2 class Sex Ed. Special. Sex comes in all shapes, forms, and sizes, yet the education we receive in the classroom is seldom reflective of that reality. Young women are left fending for themselves when it comes to figuring out the intricacies of our bodies. In late night gossip sessions, and hidden google searches we hunt for answers to the questions we are told not to ask. In whispers and hidden trips to the bathroom to take my pill, I told a few close friends I was on birth control. I was young when I started, maybe 7th grade. I took it because it helped keep my cycle under control, before there were times when the cramps were so bad and the flow so heavy I had no choice but stay home from school. For me, birth control came …

Your Body, Their Benefit

The female form deserves to be celebrated, liberated, and enjoyed. My body is my choice, and I will live in my skin freely. However, I refused to be reduced to a sexual object because of the curves I carry. Sexual Objectification occurs when a woman’s body or body parts are singled out and separated from her as a person and she is viewed primarily as a physical object of male sexual desire (Bartky, 1990). Social media plays a huge part in college social life, several accounts have popped up dedicated solely to the booze filled, hazy days of college. Many of these accounts feature girl submitted branded “nudes”, meant to promote their company through bikini bodied babes. Companies like Old Row, Top Tier, Raging Mammoth, and Barstool Sports count on girls stripping down to bring up their bottom line. These companies are setting a dangerous precedent for young women and young men alike. The young men running these companies, are continuing to nod to the all too prevalent idea that women are only as valuable …