Victim Blaming: Trayvon Martin

Was reading this article the other day which spoke about the Trayvon Martin case and how some sections of the American media seem to be justifying the shooting of an unarmed black teenager by an older man – because an investigation into his personal life revealed he skipped school and …

So, Scientists Think Girls Are a Different Species

[mood| WTF?] [music| Sheher Mein: Rockstar OST] ‘Girls Struggle Just Like Boys’, according to an article in the Times of India, Calcutta Edition, dated 1st January, 2012. The article goes on to explain that ‘girls are just as likely to feel offended or sad as boys, especially when let down …

This. SO True.

[mood| WTF] [music| Call it What You Want: Foster the People] From somewhere on the internets: Which is so true, based on the few conversations I’ve had with straight male friends. Anytime they would say something homo-phobic, I would respond with ‘WTF? There’s nothing wrong with people who are gay,’ …

Some Simple Truths: Women and Motherhood

[mood| bitchy] [music| Boulevard of Broken Dreams: Green Day] One: Being a woman does not automatically mean that you are hankering to become a mother. It is possible to have two X chromosomes and not want to be a mother – and believe it or not, this does make you …

Identity Issues, Browncoats and Mr. Darcy

[mood| cranky] [music| Winding road: Porno Graffiti] Identify! One thing that really annoys me is the convention of women being made to change their last names after they get married. If some people choose to do it on their own, okay, it’s their choice. But the thing that bothers me …