The Women's Studies Dropout

A blog where feminist friends continue their class discussions



Wear something dressier than jeans

As L alluded in her previous post, I recently got caught in "the fraught waters of acceptable formal wear."  As a dedicated amateur singer, I cantor for a church on a regular basis and wasn't too surprised when the music... 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 →

Why I don’t wear Chanel

Ok, this post is a bit of a delayed reaction. And ok, there are probably other reasons why I don't wear Chanel. ($$$) But as someone who is sort of a hobbyist for fashion, I got fed up with Chanel... Continue Reading →

#GIRLBOSS Lessons from Chapter 2

Chapter 2: How I Became a #GIRLBOSS?  In this chapter, Amoruso takes us through how she went from being an ID checker at a university to creating and running her company, Nasty Gal.  It's a good story to read if... Continue Reading →

#GIRLBOSS Lessons from Chapter 1

Introduction to #GIRLBOSS Because I am interested in fashion, I quickly picked up Sophia Amoruso's book #GIRLBOSS when it came out in the early summer.  For those who don't know, Amoruso is the founder/creative director/CEO of the online fashion retailer... Continue Reading →

Watch Out! You might be wearing the rainforest.

I am passionate about environmentalism and climate change.  I was reading an article on one of my go-to eco-news sites and learned that I might be wearing materials made from pulped forests (with a heavy dose of toxic sludge). I... Continue Reading →

The Enigma of Clothing Sizes

One of my most liberating moments of epiphany (so far) in development as a feminist was realizing how meaningless clothing sizes are. They seriously are some of the most meaningless numbers in human history.  For the most part once you... Continue Reading →

Photoshop and Bossypants

A friend of mine started an impromptu book club by asking on Facebook if any of her friends wanted to read Tina Fey's Bossypants with her.  A bunch of us all chimed in that we've been wanting to read it... Continue Reading →

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