The Women's Studies Dropout

A blog where feminist friends continue their class discussions

Women can’t wear ‘redneck’ as a badge of honor

Over the winter break, I took a stab at my reading list and finished White Trash: The 400-Year Untold History of Class in America by Nancy Isenberg.  As the title suggests, the author writes about class and race, arguing that... Continue Reading →


Owning Our Villians

As we've written here in the past, the National Women's History Museum is fantastic and everyone should subscribe to their Facebook feed to see a procession of mini biographies for great women in history.  The posts highlight women's accomplishments and... Continue Reading →

The Eugenics of Shaving

Body hair removal . . . that thing we all do because everyone else does it, even though our feminist instincts gnaw at us.  The Guilty Feminist even did a hair removal episode recently, so we know it's an issue.... Continue Reading →

A field guide to the beach bodies of Oahu

I had the good fortune to spend a week in Hawaii back in January, although I'm not really a tropical island person.  I've never really understood the appeal of the beach  -- I sunburn instantly and don't really like being... Continue Reading →

Drunk Historians for the Win!

Back in July 2016, I told you about the television show Drunk History on the Comedy Central network.  To recap, The show's creator gets a storyteller drunk and the storyteller then attempts to tell the audience an interesting story about... 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 →

Powering Up with Intersectionality

Donald Trump has been a font of inspiration for feminist discourse ever since he first declared himself a candidate for president.  New misogyny seemed to pop up every week.  We thought the world had changed with "Pussygate" (see my previous... Continue Reading →

Haunted by Grandmothers Past and Future

Haunting A few months back I read American Ghost: A Family's Haunted Past in the Desert Southwest by Hannah Nordhaus.  In the book, the author goes on a quest to "find" her great-great grandmother Julia who supposedly haunts an historic hotel in Santa... Continue Reading →

SNL Fails Margot Robbie

Saturday Night Live opened its 42nd season last month with Margot Robbie as their first host.  Ms. Robbie is an Australian actress known for her work in films like The Wolf of Wall Street (2013), Whisky Tango Foxtrot (2016), and,... Continue Reading →

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