Category: Women

The journey to another Final Four

The journey to another Final Four
The journey to Tampa for the 2019 women’s basketball Final Four for the UConn Huskies didn’t begin with a Tuesday afternoon plane ride out of Connecticut. It didn’t begin with UConn’s Elite Eight win over Louisville, or the gutsy, dominant win at Notre Dame in December, or even the opening jump ball of the 2018-2019 women’s... Read more »

A Woman's Sacrifice

A Woman's Sacrifice
I don’t know that I actually have articulate words to express what I felt during Dr. Ford’s testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today. I don’t know that there are words to relay this kind of helpless rage, this endless, soundless screaming into the void, this “I want to tear my skin off and... Read more »

The Handmaid's Tale has always been violent

The Handmaid's Tale has always been violent
The latest episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, “The Last Ceremony”, was particularly brutal to watch for a number of reasons. [Major episode spoilers ahead! Ye be warned.] In reverse order, the second reason was the gut-wrenching moment when June’s daughter was ripped out of her arms and the parallels it so painstakingly draws with the current news of immigrant children being taken... Read more »
Advertisement:

Feminist Book Club: The Purity Myth by Jessica Valenti

My friends and I created a feminist book club on Facebook to engage and discuss feminist topics. Our inaugural choice was The Purity Myth by writer and feminist activist Jessica Valenti. The subtitle of the book says it all: “How America’s Obsession with Virginity is Hurting Young Women”. The focus of Valenti’s novel is the... Read more »

Why I Traded Tennessee Orange for UConn Blue

Traded might be too strong of a word; I was a Tennessee fan first and became a UConn fan second. But over the past ten years, my blood has leaked UConn blue. I started playing basketball in middle school, and that was the college era of Naperville’s golden girl, Candace Parker. Her Pat Summitt-led Lady Vols... Read more »

Don't read the comment section during March Madness*

Don't read the comment section during March Madness*
*If your March Madness includes women’s basketball. We should know better by now. The comment section on the internet is one of the grossest, most misogynistic places I’ve ever laid eyes on, full of an angry breed of people who apparently get off on leaving their grimy, Cheeto-dust cyber-fingerprints on every corner of the internet. And, man,... Read more »
Advertisement:

My Favorite Books of 2017 (and the female authors who wrote them)

My Favorite Books of 2017 (and the female authors who wrote them)
It’s been a packed year of books and a tough year for women. Maybe in some twisted way it seems triumphant, like a forward march towards equality, but really it’s been painful, angry, and exhausting. 2017 feels like one giant I-told-you-so, but already I can feel the backlash brewing, the Roy Moore’s of the world... Read more »

I have never been more proud to be a woman

I have never been more proud to be a woman
I grew up as a huge tomboy, not because I had any desire to be a boy (I had to be quiet adamant to people who saw my short hair and baggy clothes that I was, in fact, a girl) but because, at a young age, I rejected femininity like a disease. I hated the color... Read more »

Why Cersei Lannister is my favorite Game of Thrones Character

via GIPHY I love villains. That is to say, I love complex, fictitious villains. I think it’s important to start with that. No one lives their lives purely black or white; we all fall in the moral gray ground between the two, and so do heroes and villains. That’s why we get annoyed with good... Read more »
Advertisement:

John McEnroe Comments About Serena Williams are Sexist

John McEnroe Comments About Serena Williams are Sexist
Earlier this week on NPR radio, John McEnroe stated that Serena Williams was the greatest female tennis player to ever live. When the interviewer asked him why he felt the need to use the “female” qualifier in his statement, McEnroe went on to say if Serena played in the men’s circuit, she’d be ranked “like... Read more »