The Women's Studies Dropout

A blog where feminist friends continue their class discussions



And Another Reason to Love Moana

There are many reasons to love the movie Moana, the 2016 Disney animation about a young Polynesian girl struggling to both heal her island and to realize her full potential.  When watching in theatres, I found myself in tears as... Continue Reading →


5 Reasons Out of 5 Million Why We Should Be Excited About a Woman Doctor

I absolutely refuse to be anything but SUPER PUMPED about Jodie Whittaker being cast as the next regeneration of the Doctor on Doctor Who. I, like perhaps lots of other Whovians, had an inkling that a female doctor might be... Continue Reading →

What kind of dad are we being sold?

We talk a lot about how femininity is packaged and sold to little girls.  We talk about how beauty and self-value through it is packaged and sold to women.  These days we might even be talking more about how we... Continue Reading →

Suits & Attitude

Wedding season is fast approaching!  After a short discussion with MT about navigating the fraught waters of acceptable formal wear, I was inspired to share some of my favorite red carpet moments of WOMEN IN SUITS! I like wearing dresses,... Continue Reading →


When registering for the Women's March on Washington, it asked me why I was marching. I'm not sure if I am done with this yet but in honor of the march this weekend, here it is. marching I am marching ... Continue Reading →

Dear Male Colleague

I started writing this to a specific person after dealing with a situation I found difficult in my professional life.  But looking back on it, I think the message in this letter was bigger than just this one situation, it... Continue Reading →

Carrie Underwood, Sing a Different Tune!

Recently, I accidentally listened to Carrie Underwood's new single, Church Bells. I generally feel like I have a bias against Underwood. Ever since Jesus Take The Wheel, I have felt like her style just always seems a little too dramatic... Continue Reading →

Being a Boss with a Compulsion to Apologize

I'm not a huge Lena Dunham fan.  She's an outspoken champion for women, so I feel obligated to pay attention to her.  But her show hasn't enticed me; I read Not That Kind of Girl and personally found much of it... Continue Reading →

Advice from Eve Ensler

I have to admit that I have never seen nor read the Vagina Monologues.  At the time I first heard of the play in high school, I was annoyed by what seemed to me its shock-value title.  As time went... Continue Reading →

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