In celebration of International Women’s Day, Vox, The Campus Woman’s Organization, Student Leaders in International Medicine and P.O.M.S. the premedical organization for minority students held an International Women’s Reproduction Health Panel. The four speakers all had different backgrounds experiences in different countries around the world that dealt with women’s reproductive health. Dr. Pettigrew worked to develop sustainable health programs in Guyana, Swaziland, Ghana and Malawi.
Is mommy blogging a radical act? That very question was raised during the BlogHer Conference in San Jose, California in 2005. Alice Bradley, a woman who blogs about her children, declared that it was in response to the attacks on personal blogs made by other female bloggers.
I am a huge fan of pinterest and I spend WAY too much time on the site. For any that don't know, Pinterest is a website that allows you to "pin" any pictures, images, or videos to an imaginary board or boards that can be grouped and organized to your specifications. There are about ten million users, and most of them are women. If you are on pinterest, you begin to notice a trend of thinspiration and excercise routines popping up (along with a whole lot of unhealthy food).
One of my favorite authors posted this link in her blog which discusses why there is a problem with how movies currently portray strong female characters. A lot of the points that the author made changed the way that I think about cinematic portrayals of women and also proves that the basic problems discussed in The Celluloid Closet for homosexual characters are not only still present but also affecting women characters. Here is the blog link.
Last Tuesday's discussion reminded me of a Betty White quote (though there is some discussion of who actually originated the quote). And in addition to being very funny and quite popular on websites such as Tumblr, it also brings into question some of the behavior of Female Chauvinistic Pigs that we read about. It seems that phrases like "grow some balls" or "brass balls" constantly show masculinity as the strongest and the best way of behaving.
Hello, everybody! My name is Caitie O’Dell. I am a junior and a neuroscience major. I am originally from Bigfork, Montana— a tiny little village in northwestern Montana. I came to the University of Pittsburgh because I always wanted to experience life on the East Coast. So far I have enjoyed my college experience immensely, I have had great adventures and made so many lasting friendships. After graduation, which is a very scary thought, I am planning on going to graduate school for Neuroscience research or a Physician’s Assistant program.