A month ago, on May 2nd, the Supreme Court of the United States (further referred to as SCOTUS) leaked a draft opinion on the status of the crucial abortion case of Roe Vs. Wade. For a bit of background Roe Vs. Wade was the landmark case that made abortion legal in the United States. Recently, however, many states like Texas ad Missouri have passed extreme abortion bans. These bans directly challenge Roe vs. Wade. The leaked Supreme Court opinion stated that in a 5 to 4 decision (5 for overturning 4 against) that if brought to court, the judges would move to overturn Roe vs. Wade, once again criminalizing abortion.
Women in Ukraine: Fighting Back
For the past couple of weeks, we have been hearing about the devastation of Putin's war in Ukraine. I recently watched a video on Tik Tok made by a man who said, "All men have to stay in the Ukraine and fight, while women are doing nothing. Where are feminists saying that this is unfair?" This video upset me for many reasons. One is that we should not be blaming man-made wars and man-issued laws on women. The second is that one should not exploit the suffering of an entire nation to spread misogynist misinformation. Lastly, women in Ukraine are doing something! They peacefully advocate, use diplomacy, take care of their children, volunteer at borders, and even stay behind to fight. In tandem with International Women's day, I thought I would highlight how women in Ukraine are fighting back. "Women and marginalized peoples have not only been victims but leaders in crisis response, acting as frontline healthcare workers, unpaid caregivers, and community mobilizers" (Global Fund For Women)
Flower of Life
Ciao! For one of my fashion classes I had to create an editorial inspired by art. Since I have moved to Miami and taken this Art History class I have gained an appreciation for Frida Khalo. I love her art as well as an artist. Frida was an activist as well as a feminist and often projected her emotions and political l views through her paintings. I created an "editorial" inspired by both her art and her personal style. S
Latinx and Hispanic Businesses to Support
Hola! It's Latinx heritage month; for some reason, it's from September 15 to October 15. Weird dates aside, I celebrate my Puerto Rican culture all year round, just with a little more emphasis this month. No matter your culture, it's always essential to learn about our culture and history. Even if you are not part of the Latinx community or just love In the Heights, I have put together a list of Latinx-owned businesses to support. Next time you shop for something, maybe think of these brands first!
Texas’ New Laws? About Ending Abortion or About Controlling Women?
Recently, extreme abortion bands have been passed in many states across the country. But Texas has passed the most extreme ones yet. Many "pro-life" supporters fail to realize that no matter how many laws they enact, they will never stop a woman from obtaining an abortion. One of the main goals is to challenge Roe. vs. Wade, the Supreme Court case legalizing abortion nationwide. These bills are also not about ending abortion entirely but mainly about controlling women.
Why the US Women’s Soccer Team Needs to be Paid Equally
Ciao everyone. Except those who don't think the women's soccer team should be paid equally. We know I am am very much a girly girl and not at all athletic. I couldn't care less about professional sports or how much athletes get paid. But as a feminist I do care about the pay gap between the professional men's and women's soccer teams. In terms of Gender equality the United States is 28th in the world. The WUSST (women's US soccer team) is no exception. The Women's U.S. soccer team is one of the best in the world, yet they are not paid like it. There is a huge pay gap between the two teams and in this post I look to explore why that is and why it is unfair.
Florida’s Betram High Yearbook and why we need to Stop Sexualizing Young Females
In may, a Florida high school near Jacksonville edited 80 females' yearbook photos for so-called "modesty." The faculty yearbook advisor ultimately decided to edit the photos because the outfits in the photos allegedly violated the school's dress code. The school told the media the code states that girls must dress modestly and cover their chest … Continue reading Florida’s Betram High Yearbook and why we need to Stop Sexualizing Young Females
Gender Has No Clothing
You may have read my past few posts on gender less clothing and gender stereotypical. You may have noticed some photos of me wearing this outfit. I know want to share more pictures of this look.
Why Tennessee’s New Abortion Bill Is Problematic
To kick off Women’s History Month, I thought I would start with a feminist post. For this post, I will be discussing the new abortion bill proposed in Tennessee. In short, this bill would allow fathers of the child in question to veto the right for a woman who is getting an abortion, with no exceptions for rape or incest. Again, women have to fight for the right to control their bodies.
R.I.P The Notorious R.B.G.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg, the second female supreme court justice, a brilliant lawyer and activist and a champion for women's rights, died on September 18th at the age of 87 from pancreatic cancer. Her death has been particularly difficult for women especially feminist women like myself. She never missed a chance to defend our rights, even while undergoing chemotherapy. With her dies the hope that many of us were holding onto during this current political climate. Ok that may sound overdramatic but she never stopped fighting. She was and will continue to be an inspiration for women across the country. In her memory I wanted to dedicate a blog post to her life, her job as a supreme court justice and how she fought for women's rights for herself and others.