After the Woman’s Marches of the past weekend, my social media feeds were literally FLOODED with statuses from people either inquiring why women were marching or openly stating that the attendees were crybabies/snowflakes/whining/overreacting/had no legitimate reasons to protest. This post attempts to answer that question with 25 reasons women marched on Saturday. Note that this … More Why Did Women March? 25 Answers.
After the last several demoralizing months for women, making us dread what’s to come next, today’s Women’s Marches were an incredible beacon of hope. I’ve watched footage all day of marches all over the country and all over the world, from Washington D.C. to Melbourne, Australia, and I am so deeply moved. With an estimated … More A Thank You to the Women’s Marches
With less than 24 hours until Donald Trump’s inauguration, the world is waiting with bated breath. There is a lot of speculation as to what might or might not happen. And while there’s no way to know for sure, there are six potential issues that are going to be at the forefront for women under the … More Six Issues Facing Women Under Trump’s Presidency
As the inauguration of Donald Trump looms, it’s fitting to look back on the era of Barack Obama. While healthcare and Joe Biden memes might be the hallmark of his legacy, Obama was also the most feminist U.S. president in history. Throughout his eight-year tenure, he appointed the justices who would legalize LGBT marriage equality; … More Obama’s Top 5 Feminist Moments
Whenever I’m not quite sure where to go with a blog post for the week, Facebook delivers. Let’s delve right into what infuriated me this week. There is so much sexism, anger, generalization and judgement going on in this post that I wasn’t sure it was real at first. But there it was, being shared … More Shit I Saw on Facebook III
One of the best things about the Internet is that the next viral video is just around the corner. This week, we see an epic tirade from a Trump supporter who claims she was treated unfairly in a craft store. The woman asserts that an African American employee had tried to “force” her to purchase a … More Michaels Meltdown: Trump Supporter Faces “Discrimination”
Hi friends. It’s been 10 days since Donald J. Trump won the election for President of the United States. I would be remiss if I didn’t say that I’m deeply disappointed in the results, and in the American people. I truly believed we had come further than this. But I waited to write this blog … More 7 Lessons From the 2016 Election
Ahh, the Internet. Birthplace of cat videos, online dating and rampant anonymous misogyny. We’ve all heard the news stories where women have been killed for turning down a date. As horrific as those occurrences are, I think most of us assume these are rare crimes perpetrated by insane, violent men. Unfortunately, the phenomenon of online … More The Reality of Online Dating for Women
Today, I bring you another edition of “Leah responds to shit she sees on the Internet”. This time I’m addressing Gina Davis, author of “I Am a Female and I Am So Over Feminists“, an article that has generated a whopping 477,000 shares on Facebook. My problem is not necessarily with the sentiment of the … More An Open Letter to Females “Over” Feminists
I’ve made it a point to stay away from the 2016 election in this blog, frankly because it’s a hot mess. But after last night, I can stay silent no longer. Trump’s leaked comments from 2005 are not only disgusting; they represent an important and blatant example of rape culture by proclaiming he is entitled … More “In Defense of Donald Trump”… No. Here’s Why.