So I’m interning for a small company called TipHive. TipHive basically provides tips for incoming freshmen about Riverside, academic tips, and things to do around Riverside. It’s a great concept but I think it is executed very poorly. The website has tons of glitches and the layout is really confusing. All the interns (who are unpaid by the way) are encouraged to write tips constantly. The co-founder wants us to get into the habit of tipping things frequently. The problem is, I believe the tips should be about quality, not quantity. I spend a considerable amount of time into my tips and I put a lot of effort and thought into it. Most of my tips are academic based. There are goals each week of how many tips and members we should try to reach by the end of the week and we usually fall short. IDK. I’m trying my best to crank out quality tips, but I don’t know what to write about.
I never thought that I would I identify as a feminist. It’s something that never really crossed my mind until I took a course over the summer called “The Sociology of Women.” This class was interesting and engaging, which is more than I can say for my other classes. But more importantly, this class opened my eyes to the the subtle sexism in my life that I had never noticed before. This was a really eye-opening course that taught me the inequalities women face socially, economically, and politically on a daily basis. This class also taught me that women face different types of sexism based on their race and class.
It makes me sad that people don’t think they need feminism and there are all these negative stereotypes to being labeled as a feminist. I think a lot of people are uneducated about feminism and about the problems women face. This is an issue that is important that I think people should be more proactive about. I think the problem stems at a young age where people are socialized to act and think in certain ways. Many of the things we say and do are gendered, but a way to fix this is to educate the minds of people who believe they don’t need feminism.
I feel a lot more educated about feminism and I can see the sexism that women have to face each day. Before, I felt uncomfortable calling myself a feminist because I felt I did not know enough about it to be considered one.
I think the idea of having a gender studies class is not a bad idea. People are quick to judge because they have preconceived notions about feminism, but how many of them are actually educated on the existing problems women face?
What do you think about identifying as a feminist? BTW, guys can identify as feminist too! I strongly encourage everyone to be better informed about feminism!
- me: i don't even care. i'm not going to talk about this anymore.
- me: and you know what else? [2000 word rant]