My New Blog!

Hi everyone, thanks so much for following my blog! Last semester’s project was a huge success and I want to thank you all for paying attention to my posts. Please follow my current semester’s blog: “Tough Guys and Sexy Girls: Misrepresentations in the Media“. It’s going to based in feminist philosophy, but it will be focusing specifically how men and women are being portrayed and are affected by patriarchal norms. Hopefully you’ll check it out and I’ll continue to post on here every now and then.

Thanks again,

Sam

Female Role Model One-Stop Shop

If you’re looking for empowering female role models for the little girl in your life and want to encorporate some Christmas gifts in to that stuff, here’s the website for you. It has everything from books to action figures to posters for all kinds of heroines, whether their historical, tv/movie, or superheros. Happy shopping!

Exclusion from rape debate?

Here’s a great article talking about who and what is involved when addressing the rape culture problem we face, especially when dealing with people of color. Women of color are currently rather excluded from the converstation (a reoccurring problem, since they were excluded from much of the first two waves of feminism) as well as false beliefs around men of color being the traditional perpetrators of rape.

Think this is accurate?

Sam

#SelfieNation

Who doesn’t love to take a great couple of selfies every now and then? According to this article, selfies are good for girls because it helps promote confidence and self worth. So next time you see a girl taking pictures of themselves, be glad that they feel good about themselves today.

Selfie on my friends.

Sam

Texas’s New Voter ID law– Something Fishy

It may just be me but I find something rather fishy about Texas’s new voter ID law being passed after Wendy Davis became rather popular among women voters.

Some back story. Wendy Davis got on the national stage when she filibustered a bill that put extreme restrictions on women’s reproductive rights and health. Her filibuster brought not only national attention, but attention from the women in the state of Texas, who began protesting during her filibuster and afterwards at the Texas capital building. The bill was passed despite the filibuster, and currently the bill is being heard by Texas courts on its legitimacy.

Because of her rise to fame, due to the filibuster, and her growing popularity, Wendy decided to run for governor. This is a huge deal because first, she’s a woman and second, she’s a Democrat, both are demographics that don’t always jive with Texas’ overall beliefs. In a poll, Wendy was trailing the Republican candidate by 8%.

Now, enter in this new voter ID law. Texas made a new voter ID law, that says your name on your photo ID has to match the name on your name on your voter ID card. This disproportionately affects women because women traditionally change their name when they marry, making is much easier for women being unable to vote in the upcoming elections as well as women who divorce and choose to change their last name to back to their maiden name. It even affects people who have their middle name on their drivers license but they don’t have their middle name on their voter ID card. The other part of the law is that your photo ID has to be one of the photo IDs on the list, so college students cannot use their school ID as voter identification (another way to disenfranchise Democrat voters). I don’t know about you but I think it’s pretty fishy that this law that mainly affects women voting but also affects other Democrat voters would be put in to effect when a popular woman gubernatorial candidate becomes a threat.

Let me know if you agree or disagree.

Sam