Congress Kicks Woman Out for Sleeveless Dress

It’s early July, and a reporter is in the Speaker’s lobby, a room outside the House chamber. Like all reporters there, she is hoping to grab a lawmaker for a brief interview on the day’s proceedings. But today, she would have to stuff paper into her sleeves in hopes of being allowed to stay.

International Women’s Day Statement

While I, as a non-binary identifying person, have a really hard time connecting to my own sense of womanhood, the people around me still view me and treat me as they would a woman. Thus, I understand the oppression. Being treated like I don’t know as much; like I can’t go as far; like I…

Why Conservative Immigration Reform Doesn’t Work

Since Trump was elected president, I’ve been hearing a lot of conversations about his wall, deportations, and undocumented citizens in general. People claim that this wall would keep Mexican people out; that deporting undocumented citizens works and that we only deport undocumented criminals; that these criminals depress wages and take American jobs; and that all…

Is the Free Market a Good Thing?

I had the pleasure of getting to hear Dr. Christian Nasulea speak about the free market system vs communism and socialism in Romania. I’ve been a big critic of capitalism and the American free market system for a while now, and that is based in my understanding of the fact that capitalism is built upon people…

Are We a Christian Nation?

Last semester I took a philosophy class based on constitutional law. Because of the political differences surrounding this most recent election, I decided to focus on the political divisiveness of the U.S. and how the separation of church and state plays into some ideological differences. You can read it under the cut.

The Philosophy of Social Movements

I’ve been doing a lot of work studying social movements and philosophy. Being that I study philosophy and social justice, I try to connect them a lot, and I find social movements really interesting because they rely a lot on the concepts of human nature, community, and political philosophy and ethics. Under the cut is…

Should Capital Punishment be Legal?

I’m taking this really awesome class on contemporary moral controversies, and every week for half of the class we do a lesson, and then spend the other half debating a topic. Last week it was my turn to debate, and my professor knows how against capital punishment I am (I’ve taken his classes before), so…

A few words on Memorial Day

I just wanted to say a few things about today.I am eternally grateful for those men and women who have risked their lives for my freedom. I will never be as brave or as dedicated to the liberty of others. This day is in their honor.  That being said, I also have a few words…

The New Anti-Feminist Movement

So, there’s a new problem making its way around, similar to that  Mumps outbreak at Harvard. This new problem is the newest anti-feminist movement being lead by women. If you thought white feminism was bad, hold on to your seats, kids, ’cause this is going to be a wild ride. Recently, girls everywhere have decided…

Why All Millennials Should Watch BoJack Horseman

I recently started watching Netflix’s original cartoon entitled BoJack Horseman. My brother recommended the show, and I thought maybe it was a Family Guy-esque show with anthropomorphic animals as characters. It turns out I was dead wrong, and, after three days of binge-watching the show, I realized exactly how much I needed it in my…