I wish that I could say that there is a simple solution to rape culture and the problem of rape and sexual assault on college campuses. I wish I could say that by simply telling people to respect others and to listen when someone says they're not interested would fix the problem. I wish that … Continue reading What can we do?
While the focus when it comes to sexual violence both on and off campus has been predominantly on cisgendered women (and it has every reason to be, as they are the largest group targeted), far too often people forget that there are others out there. People often forget that transgender people are targeted at almost … Continue reading Those Standing in the Wings
My hands sweat as I readjust my keys, making sure they stick out between my fingers. I've done this since I started driving, the constant reminder of my parents that I could be attacked on my way to the car ringing in my ears. I don't carry a purse, and my back pack is held … Continue reading I Shouldn’t Be Afraid, But I Am
People claim that we can’t ensure everyone’s basic needs are met (food, shelter, clothing, fresh water, etc). Yet it’s not because we lack the resources to do it. We as a society lack the COMPASSION and EMPATHY to do it. UPDATE: Some people have stated that the only rights we have are “life, liberty, and … Continue reading We Have the Resources
There were eight words I positively hated when I had the Chickenpox; “Stop scratching, you'll just make it itch more.” Now that I'm an adult, I can understand that my parents were trying to help me avoid scarring caused by scratching the blisters, but back then—I thought they were trying to torture me. When my daughter was … Continue reading The Great Poxsicle Wars: The rising decline of childhood vaccinations