Out with the “Resolutions” in with the Goals

I hate the phrase “new year’s resolutions.” I have never once kept one and neither do most people.

So this year I decided to do something different. I just graduated college and I don’t have a job just yet so I have the time to make some really positive changes in my life. I have never had a problem with goal-setting and achieving goals, so I just need to eliminate the word
“resolution.” So hear are my goals for 2015.

1. Get a job.

Image source: uproxx.com

Image source: uproxx.com

I decided to graduate early because I could (yay AP courses!) and I wanted to save my parents a lot of money. I also liked the idea of having more time to find a job and less time stuck in class. That being said, this extra time is not meant to be wasted. My summer plans did not work out the way I wanted them too. I didn’t get the internship I wanted and I was stuck working at a restaurant part-time while all my friends worked at fancy internships. Whenever I didn’t have work, I couldn’t bring myself to get out of bed. I was lazy, depressed and vowed to myself that … Read more

Robin Marty: One Kick-Ass Feminist Writer You Should Know About

For the final assignment of my college career I had to write a profile on a campaign journalist of my choice. Since it was my very last assignment and I was beyond ready to reward my three and a half years of study with a nice cocktail paired with a Netflix marathon and some mac n’ cheese (I did do this, I’m not making this up) I decided to put my own spin on this assignment and write about a journalist who I aspire to be someday. I’m not your classic newspaper-y girl. I’d rather write feminist news articles and feature pieces for kick-ass alternative, liberal news sources. That’s what I do with The Feminist Feline and that’s what Robin Marty has made a career out of.

I hope you enjoy this profile I wrote on her (I did get an A on it!) and that you take the time to read some of the awesome pieces Marty has written. She has shown me that you really can make a career out of what you love to do, and that is just what I need now that I am newly a college grad!


 

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The Only Thing Worse than a Woman Lying About Rape is Someone Telling Her She Made the Whole Thing Up

Photo taken from a protest at Dickinson College. Image source: feminspire.

This past Friday (December 5) I woke up angry, confused, and just downright pissed.

A few weeks ago, Rolling Stone published a long-form piece on a horrid case of gang rape that occurred at the University of Virginia. The piece exposed UVA’s history of indifference to cases of sexual assault that occur on campus and how difficult and traumatizing it is for survivors of sexual assault on campuses all across the country to seek justice.

In a shody attempt to correct their failure to research the facts behind the story, Rolling Stone issued an insensitive “apology“:

Last month, Rolling Stone published a story entitled A Rape on Campus, which described a brutal gang rape of a woman named Jackie during a party at a University of Virginia fraternity house, the University’s failure to respond to this alleged assault – and the school’s troubling history of indifference to many other instances of alleged sexual assaults. The story generated worldwide headlines and much soul-searching at UVA. University president Teresa Sullivan promised a full investigation and also to examine the way the school investigates sexual assault allegations.

Because of

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