Most recently published stories in Viva.
5 Things I'm Gifting Myself to Achieve My Goal This Year
As I sat by the roadside, watching people move in different directions, the traffic was starting to build up. The sun had started to shine as I waited for the bus; all looked blurred from my peripheral view.
What If Human Women Challenged Male Aggression Like Bonobos?
Let's be perfectly clear on this point: Women decide when violence ends against women, not men. The passive lessons of feminism past have gone as far as they can go. Enough with telling men to stop hurting women. They already know it's wrong. We have to force the ones who don't care.
The School for Good Mothers: Book Review
All too realistic? The School for Good Mothers by Jessamine Chan is a dystopian fiction novel surrounding the themes of surveillance, free will, perfection, and what it takes to be a “good” mother.
The Signs & Day 1 of Their Period
Okay, hear me out. I’m a sucker for astrology stuff. If I see articles and quizzes that tell you about your personality or which colour you’re best aligned with to wear, you can guarantee I’m either applying it to my life or I’m at least considering it. Is any of it accurate? I have no idea, but I’m having a blast anyways.
What led to Roe v. Wade?
Friends, Rarely would I even consider writing a politically charged blog. It is almost considered a downfall to have an opinion one way or another. To have one is to be cast as a 'Karen,' a trouble maker, or dismissed as either a Democrat or Republican as if either of these political party titles makes you a bad guy. With passions running high, arguments for and against laws, regulations, or medical procedures have caused even the best of friends to question the morality lines of each other.
Why "Define Woman" Is A Trap
It’s the new hip thing with the kids these days (if kids were middle age, fear mongers). Asking someone, typically a liberal, to “Define (a) Woman”. Many can sense the trap, knowing the person asking, usually a conservative (no matter how okay they swear they are with their gay cousin), is expecting one of two things; to trip yourself up trying to avoid describing a Cis Woman (more on the term in a second), or to say something they’ll misinterpret as being anti-trans. They did it before with gays, with women, with the disabled, with the non-White (they even did it with some White). It’s a trap; a trap so they can call out “gottem!”.
Mother’s day: Supermoms at work
Get options just like the past 2 years are unexampled, inflicting a paradigm shift within the method mothers live and work.
The female gaze
Through her eyes The term "female gaze" was coined by feminist film theorist ,Laura Mulvey, in order to combat the "male gaze"theories. To say that women don't have to exist in a world where they are under the attention of straight men at all times. Nor do they have to be represented by anyone in a negative or untrue way. To say that there is a chance to be seen as beautiful, sexual, and intelligent human being without being considered an accessory. There is a chance to lead and feel heard. So that women don't feel that they have to subject themselves to the idea that in order to be desired,or respected, they have to take part in the male fantasy. Whereas the male gaze may be focused on sexualizing and objectifying women, the female gaze is the opposite. Being that it focuses on how there is more to a woman than just her body and sexuality. However her sexuality is still a part of her, it's just a small aspect of who she is. Not her entire personality, or reason for being on earth.
An angry woman
Feelings of anger are preferably meant to be buried and dealt with alone, far away from watchful eyes especially if you happen to be a woman. It’s unbecoming, unfeminine and it will be how you will be defined forevermore should anyone experience your wrath. Why does society condemn anger in women? We applaud men who stand up for themselves and call them masculine but shudder when a woman has finally had enough, calling them names from ‘bitch’ to ‘shrill’ and ‘difficult’.
Breaking 8 Years of Silence
I want to preface this by saying that I'm really not looking for "I'm sorry this happened to you" or "You're so strong" or whatever other supportive things people will say. I am simply sharing my story because there are so many young women out there that are silent - just as I was.
A Modest Proposal
For preventing members of the working classes in the United States, From getting safe and legal access to bothersome abortions,
Kim Kardashian are now "at peace with Pete Davidson."
Is Pete serious about Kim? Kim Kardashian is more than ready for a little ease in her love life after her rocky seven-year marriage to Kanye West, and it seems that's exactly what she's found in her romance with Pete Davidson.