This Is Why I Get So Angry When You Insult Hillary Clinton

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By Jillian Stacia

The personal is political. This is one of the most commonly recognized feminist arguments. It highlights the connection between what goes on in a woman’s personal life and the current political infrastructure. Essentially, it means that you are not alone- that what you go through on a day to day, moment by moment basis is not something to ignore or discredit, because it’s not just “your problem”. It’s not individual, it’s collective. It’s a call for the government to defend and reflect the values and needs of women in the same way it defends and reflects the values and needs of men.

But with this election, I’m learning that the reverse is also true. Not only is the personal political, but the political is also incredibly personal. Continue reading

Have We Gone Backwards?

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These are things we need to talk about. It seems like every day, there’s another news headline that invokes this all too familiar reaction: “What is wrong with the world?”

Whether it’s Donald Trump claiming that women who have abortions should be “punished” (or something equally Trump-esque), or news regarding the HB2 law in North Carolina, or even people losing their minds on Twitter because the new Star Wars film contains a *gasp* strong female lead, there’s an undeniable sense of hate that is taking far too strong of a grip on our society.  Continue reading