If I had a dollar for every time someone (i.e., a man) told me to smile, I'd be rich. (And if I had five dollars for every time that same someone did not tell a man to smile, I'd be really rich.) Why is it that women are told,
Back in 1996, I was fortunate enough to get a job teaching a few courses at a university: several sections of a non-credit remedial English language course, a section of critical thinking, and various applied ethics courses. At the end of the second year, I was notified by the Dean
I have no safe spaces. Whether I’m out in public or cowering in my bedroom, I never feel safe. Some places are way more terrifying than others, crowded mixed-sexed public places put my mental Illness into overdrive. It’s very overwhelming and exhausting to be in survival mode 24/
How a simple google search for a turtleneck produced hypersexualized results, a quick thought on cyborgs, and some holes in liberal feminism. I google search “slate turtleneck”. Come across Shein (Chinese online fast fashion company), with one that looks pretty comfortable. I visibly cringe when I see the model. Some
So when I was in the Louvre, a long time ago, looking at all those famous paintings, I was struck by how few of the women were able to keep their clothes on. From peasants to goddesses, every one of them was sporting not just an off-the-shoulder look, but a
Advertising has gained such phenomenal power, it's now allowed pretty much everywhere. And because it's allowed pretty much everywhere, it has gained phenomenal power. In fact, it has almost single-handedly destroyed the concept of public space because of its invasion of said public space with constant and loudly-proclaimed messages intended
My name is Gwyndolen Benton. I graduated from the University of Washington in 2018 with a degree in Asian Languages & Cultures. Specifically, I studied Chinese language, Chinese-style communism, North Korea, and in the end of my time at university, I studied philosophy. Since childhood, I’d fantasized about many jobs.