How the Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexuality Influences Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz on Brooklyn Nine-Nine

By Katie Swartwood Katie graduated from the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College in May, 2019. A Latina woman named Rosa Diaz stands before a Pictionary drawing pad; her card says “wedding.” Her black marker hits the paper, drawing two feminine stick figures holding hands. Her mother calls out a guess, “friends.” Rosa keeps drawing, adding a heart above the women’s heads. She yells … Continue reading How the Intersection of Race, Gender, and Sexuality Influences Stephanie Beatriz as Rosa Diaz on Brooklyn Nine-Nine

The Ridicule of Consent in Marital Rape (An Excerpt)

By Katherine Swartwood Katie is a second year graduate student in the Women’s History Program at Sarah Lawrence College. This piece is an edited excerpt from her thesis, which will be completed in May 2019. Portions of this work have been removed for understanding and clarity; it may fully reflect the completed thesis. Content warning: This blog post may contain triggering content including sexual assault, … Continue reading The Ridicule of Consent in Marital Rape (An Excerpt)

History Was Made and Barriers Were Broken: Women at NHL All Star Weekend 2019

By Katherine Swartwood Katie is a second year graduate student in the Women’s History program at Sarah Lawrence College. As teams in the National Hockey League begin to clinch playoff berths and prepare for the upcoming Stanley Cup Championship, it’s important to look back at the accomplishments of the sport this year, especially in regards to gender. For this I look towards the The National … Continue reading History Was Made and Barriers Were Broken: Women at NHL All Star Weekend 2019

A Graduate Student’s Response to the Occupy Westlands Sit-In

  By Katherine Swartwood Katie is a second year graduate student in the Women’s History program at Sarah Lawrence College. Disclaimer: While this post provides some critiques of the Occupy Westlands protest, it in no means serves as statement of opposition. The author supports Sarah Lawrence College’s students of color and their mission to increase diversity and inclusion on campus. The protest occurring in Westlands … Continue reading A Graduate Student’s Response to the Occupy Westlands Sit-In

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

A Conversation Regarding Women’s Unpaid Household Labor: A Critique of the New York Times

By Katie Swartwood Katie is a second year student in the Women’s History Graduate Program at Sarah Lawrence College. A few weeks ago, the New York Times published an article on the stress gap between working men and women. Even if men and women share equal responsibility on the job, women continue to be more stressed due to the amount of unpaid labor they are … Continue reading A Conversation Regarding Women’s Unpaid Household Labor: A Critique of the New York Times