• Creating a More Feminist Science

    By Kathryn Gimborys, Government Relations Intern On April 22, 2017, thousands of scientists and individuals participated in a “March For Science” in Washington, D.C., with hundreds of additional satellite marches and actions taking place throughout the country. A direct response to the current administration’s disregard for scientific facts in policy-making decisions, the March sought to... Read more »

  • We Cannot Afford to “Agree to Disagree”

    By Mica Annis, Vice President’s Office Intern Since childhood I have been taught that it is often best to shy away from conflict for the sake of harmony. I would even argue that most women are socialized (even in feminist environments) to be as non-confrontational as possible. Growing up in a progressive, feminist family, I... Read more »

  • Paid Family Leave Only Works When it Works for All Families

    By Hannah Tennies, National Action Program Intern Growing up in a household with a single mother means that time off is hard to come by, let alone paid time off. Without federal Paid Family and Medical Leave only about 13% of private sector workers have access to paid leave in the United States (“The Economics... Read more »

  • Sexual Violence is a Hate Crime

    By Jocelyn Jacoby, President’s Office Intern I strongly believe violence against women, and particularly sexual violence, is a hate crime – and that may surprise people, even feminists. On October 2, 2006 a man walked into an Amish schoolhouse in Lancaster, County Pennsylvania and shot ten young girls. Charles Carl Roberts IV was 32 years... Read more »

  • LGBTime Machine: Ancient Greece

    Note: This post is part of a series. Read more about the LGBTimeMachine series here.  By Sabeau Rea, Communications Department Intern Welcome back. We swirl around the vortex, bumping into clunky bits of time as the wobbly LGBTime Machine  hurtles us towards our newest (well, I guess oldest if you want to be literal about... Read more »

  • Growing up Bilingual

    By Roxanna Gutierrez, President’s Office Intern Today I was remembering some of my childhood memories from elementary school; specifically, I remembered how embarrassed I used to get when I would mispronounce a word in English. First, I would blush and then I would repeat the scenario multiple times in my head until my brain would... Read more »

  • LGBTime Machine: Ancient Rome

    Note: This post is part of a series. Read more about the LGBTimeMachine series here.  By Sabeau Rea, Communications Intern How many feminists does it take to screw in a lightbulb? Trick question. Feminists don’t need light bulbs–they’re bright all on their own. Additionally, who needs a lightbulb…when you have a glass ceiling? (The legitimate... Read more »

  • Bi-dentity Politics: Television’s Role in How We Understand Bisexuality

    By Gabby Seed, Fundraising Intern “I’m bisexual. So what? It’s called LGBTQ for a reason. There’s a B in there and it doesn’t mean badass. Okay, it does, but it also means bi.” Callie Torres, a fan favorite and my personal favorite surgeon on Shonda Rhimes’s cult show Grey’s Anatomy, is an incredibly rare example... Read more »

  • Welcome to LGBTime Machine!

    Note: This is the first post in the blog’s new LGBTime Machine series. Stay tuned for future posts about genderqueer folks through history! By Sabeau Rea, Communications Intern I’m here, genderqueer, and ready to embark with you on a journey to discover the truly astounding history of the community my grandmother likes to refer to... Read more »

  • In Hillary’s determination, I see my generation

    By Elizabeth Levinson, Vice President’s Office Intern I will be the first to admit that I’m a bit of a political junkie. I knew that the Democrats would come in blazing to promote our candidate, and I was looking forward to seeing the strategies they would take to oppose the platform embodied by the Republican... Read more »