The Women's Studies Dropout

A blog where feminist friends continue their class discussions

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 →

Today, I am not okay. This is not okay.

Two weeks ago, I added a new name to my list of theoretical future cat names: Hillary Rodham Kitten (much to the chagrin of my pun-averse roommate). Yesterday morning, I waited an hour in the longest line I’ve ever experienced... Continue Reading →

Small Acts of Social Media Feminism

Act 1: Anger I'd never thought of anger as a feminist topic, but as the Guilty Feminist co-hosts and their guest discussed their experiences being angry while female (Episode 14, see my previous post), I understood.  It was impossible to... Continue Reading →

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