Tag Archives: feminism

Virtual Safe Spaces: Habbo Hotel

I’ve been playing Habbo Hotel since 2006. I’d sign on, visit a popular space and make new friends. When it comes to thinking about virtual safe spaces the phrase itself can seem contradictory. For example, I entirely avoid the YouTube comment section when Cheescaleigh uploads a video on MTV’s Decoded. Francesca even mentioned that she had…

“Songs of Protest”

Phil Ochs’ Here’s to the State of Mississippi  Here’s to the state of Mississippi For underneath her borders, the devil draws no lines If you drag her muddy river, nameless bodies you will find Whoa, the fat trees of the forest have hid a thousand crimes The calender is lyin’ when it reads the present…

Why is Vanity Synonymous with Self-Love?

    My Makeup is Not for You. Having a defined self-care routine is very important for maintaining my mental and physical health. It is so easy to forget about yourself and the care that you deserve when you’re working five days a week and running around the city. It’s also incredibly important to realize that…

Types of Privilege – Part One

Privilege rears its head in many forms and places. It is crucial to remember that those who are privileged in one form may be under privileged in another. And for that reason, we must always reassess the roles we play in the narratives of privilege and discrimination. Heterosexual Privilege: I have a love/hate relationship with Coming…

“You’re too sexy to frown.”

I hate when men assume the authority to police a woman’s body on the street. And I mean this beyond sexist macroagressive behaviour like yelling, “Hey sexy!” Or “How much?” out their car window. Funny enough, what particularly bothers me is the need to tell me to smile while I’m walking down the street. “Smile,…