Why Fight Like A Man When You Can Think Like A Woman

My first lesson to you is this: Feelings, violence, and communication do not have a gender preference, but society has created and reinforced misconceptions of masculinity that could lead you to believe fighting for respect is what a man is supposed to do.

Who has empathy for the victim?

“Should you go to school today?” Not too many 15 year olds are asked whether or not they should go to school at 6:00am on a Tuesday morning.  When my mother asked me that Tuesday, there was a level of uncertainty within the question that I never heard before.  But, with fire and smoke seeping from one of the world’s tallest buildings on CNN, going out in public, even to get an education, seemed like a risky affair.  However the choice was made, I found myself huddled with my peers during a school wide community meeting.  Administration confirmed what many…

Breasts and the Female Body: Form or Function?

Is there a specimen more probed, suckled, ogled, and scrutinized as much as the female body?  Just this morning I saw news clippings of what Barbie would look like if she had the body of the “average” woman.  The full-figured Barbie was plastically engineered to usurp the body image exemplified by the skinny Barbie. So, how does a woman choose which Barbie to idolize? With all the anatomical prototypes and societal suggestions, how is it possible for a woman to establish security in her own body image? What about the women whose figure is slightly heavier than the new Barbie…

Marriage: An Institution of Immutability?

“Outside of the marriage context, can you think of any other rational basis, reason, for a State using sexual orientation as a factor in denying homosexuals benefits or imposing burdens on them?” – Sonya Sotamayor During Oral Arguments of Hollingsworth v. Perry I invite you to partake in a thought experiment. For a moment, concede one of the arguments that opponents of same-sex marriage make: The definition of marriage, the age-old bedrock social institution should not be redefined to include same-sex couples. In withstanding the traditional definition of marriage, the following would occur: Women would have no rights over their…

An illegitimate Phrase

An Illegitimate Phrase By: Anthony Conwright The preamble of my college years was something of a wakeup call.  On the night of freshman orientation, the entire freshman class was invited to listen to a woman speak about sexual safety.  To be honest, I cannot recall the title of the talk or recall the speaker’s name, but I remember what it felt like to hear her story.  She spoke with softness, in regards to tragedy, that I had not witnessed before that night.  The cadence of her voice put together words that sewn a story that would steal the breath out…

Dear women, the world needs you in positions of power.

Dear women, the world needs you in positions of power By: Anthony Conwright There is something deep seeded within the systems of the Catholic Church, Penn State and the United States Military that makes reporting rape and molestation an inconvenience.  Every report dealing with the issues of rape and molestation in the Catholic Church, Penn State and the United States Military shows that there are rarely any women in a position of power that has the authority to directly intervene in the incidents of the rape and molestation that has taken place.  In the cases of Penn State and the…