Shout for Abortion

By Marian Phillips Marian is a first year in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Content warning: Abortion. Over the past few months, Americans have witnessed bill after bill proposed to restrict abortion access in multiple states. At this current juncture, these states include Georgia, Missouri, Ohio, and Alabama. State senators have taken it upon themselves to decide what every individual that is … Continue reading Shout for Abortion

Sarah Lawrence College Students Occupy Westlands Administration Building Demanding Racial Justice

By Hannah McCandless Hannah is a first year graduate student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. Disclaimer: The Re/Visionist fully supports student’s rights to protest. This blog post includes opinions about the protest that belong to the writer of this blog specifically. In the early hours of Monday, March 11th, 2019, undergraduate students collected at the Westlands Administration Building at Sarah Lawrence … Continue reading Sarah Lawrence College Students Occupy Westlands Administration Building Demanding Racial Justice

Revolutionary Women of Music: Nina Simone, Poly Styrene, and Valerie Agnew

By Marian Phillips Marian is a first year student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. This morning on International Women’s Day, March 8, 2019, I woke up to Lizzo’s “Juice” stuck in my head. Off to a good start, I continued my morning routine while Carly Rae Jepsen, Cherry Glazerr, Rico Nasty, and Dream Wife – amongst others – shuffled and played … Continue reading Revolutionary Women of Music: Nina Simone, Poly Styrene, and Valerie Agnew

Wonder Woman and the Importance of Female Comic Book Characters

By Katie Swartwood Katie is a second year student in the Women’s History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College.   Since her creation in 1941, Wonder Woman, also known as Diana Prince, has become one of the most pervasive female comic book characters of all time. She’s been an inspiration for generations of women. This can be specifically traced to how the creator, William Moulton Marston, … Continue reading Wonder Woman and the Importance of Female Comic Book Characters

This Real Issue with Mommy Porn

By Erin Hagen For the last few weeks, editorials criticizing 50 Shades of Grey turned feature film have been popping up all over my newsfeed. Perhaps it’s because I have been reading them while thinking ahead to our Women’s History Annual Conference, Worn Out: Motherwork in the Age of Austerity, but I have finally pinpointed the reason I cannot get on board with the 50 … Continue reading This Real Issue with Mommy Porn

Spider Woman, the Contortionist?

By Kaitlyn Kohr There is a trend in comic book art to make women look as sexy as possible: from their clothes, to their hair, to the very position of their bodies. The most famous of the poses women are contorted into is called (and pardon the language): the “tits and ass” pose. This form is exactly what it sounds like. The female body is … Continue reading Spider Woman, the Contortionist?

Thoughts on The People’s Climate March

By Erin Hagen It’s 11:30 on a Sunday. I’m staring into some man’s back, a triangular sweat splotch just inches from my nose. The air is sticky, and I tilt my head upwards to find a breeze. Quick heartbeats thump in my ears, beginning to drown out the thrum of conversation. “You okay buddy?” My friend, Taylor, brings me out of my dizziness. “Yeah, just … Continue reading Thoughts on The People’s Climate March

Darkness Is Just a Sign that Sunshine Is on It’s Way

Sometimes we are bitch slapped by life. Often times overworked and underpaid, constantly running against time and not with it. Hard pressed for the 8:10am train to only be depressed as we see it pull away, wishing that if only you had not pushed the snooze button that one extra time, or took two extra minutes to apply mascara. My mornings are always filled with … Continue reading Darkness Is Just a Sign that Sunshine Is on It’s Way