Traveling Alone and Society’s Control of Women’s Movement

I wrote in my journal, sitting alone on a bench in New Orleans, “What really bothers me is that if someone were to harm me on this trip, folks will blame my solitude for the attacker’s crime. My choice to be alone, which I find liberating and important for women’s progress, would be used as…… Continue reading Traveling Alone and Society’s Control of Women’s Movement

A List of songs that normalize sexual violence against women

I wanted to make this list to get it out of my head. I keep lists up there sometimes, and this one is especially burdensome. It’s a list of hip-hop songs that I hear, enjoy, sometimes that I listen to often, that glamorize sexual violence against women (SVAW). I began holding this list in because…… Continue reading A List of songs that normalize sexual violence against women

Sustainable Relationship

I am currently mourning the loss of another monogamous relationship. As I reflect on what went wrong, I wonder again if monogamy is the best vehicle toward finding a lifelong, meaningful partner(s). First of all, friendship is partnership is relationship is love. In that sense, I am a very full person. I am a full…… Continue reading Sustainable Relationship

Why I walked out of Sicario: Day of the Soldado

The opening scene was triggering af and included helicopters using cross-hairs to scope out people trying to get across the US-Mexico border. The resonance with current events is clear within the first moment of the film, and the helicopter/border patrol point of view shows which side the movie will take: the side of the United…… Continue reading Why I walked out of Sicario: Day of the Soldado

America’s Prison System vs. Brock Turner’s Rape Sentencing

“A prison sentence would have a severe impact on him.” – Judge Aaron Perskey These are Judge Aaron Perskey’s words about sentencing Brock Turner to a meager 6 months in prison (oh- 3 with good behavior) after Turner was caught in the act of sexually assaulting an intoxicated and unconscious woman. The media has plastered Brock’s privileged…… Continue reading America’s Prison System vs. Brock Turner’s Rape Sentencing