The Women's Studies Dropout

A blog where feminist friends continue their class discussions



So Yesterday

The first CDs I ever owned were Hilary Duff's Metamorphosis and Ashlee Simpson's Autobiography. Come Clean is my #1 karaoke choice to this day. While listening to these tracks makes me cringe (much like early 2000s fashion), they are also... Continue Reading →


Can it be true? Pop music celebrating healthy relationships?

I've wanted to write a post about popular music for a while, but the content eluded me.  At one point I wanted to write about alternative conceptions of female beauty in music, but could only think of Queen's Fat Bottomed... Continue Reading →

The Mystical "Cool Girl"

Even if you have not read Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn or seen the recent film adaptation, you are probably familiar with the term "cool girl."  Since Flynn's description of a Cool Girl as narrated by the main character Amy is perfection,... Continue Reading →

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