The Power of the Pen (…or Keyboard)

The Power of the Pen I am a strong believer that every person plays a part in the world. If you think a little deeper into this, it’s pretty crazy. The world is a giant puzzle and everybody serves a purpose. So before this gets philosophical, I am going to stop myself. But I had […]

The Husband Stitch: Toxic Masculinity in Fairy Tales

An Analysis of Toxic Masculinity in Carmen Machado’s “The Husband Stitch” In one of my classes last fall, we learned a lot about toxic masculinity in fairytales. One story that we read was Carmen Machado’s “The Husband Stitch.” Toxic masculinity is a theme that we dissected in class—a theme that was all too familiar to […]

Biodiversity | Women’s Indigenous Knowledge

It is no secret that across many cultures women are subordinate to men and are often expected to take the lowly role of the housewife. According to Dr. Vandana Shiva, it is the knowledge and background work of indigenous women that is responsible for the preservation of biodiversity in a patriarchal world that destroys biodiversity. She […]

Land Ethic

This post contains objective and subjective content based off of Aldo Leopold’s Land Ethic.  I highly recommend reading Leopold’s essay on his theory of Land Ethic for a more complete account of his thoughts on the topic. The definition of the term “ethics” varies between its uses in philosophy and ecology. In ecology, an ethic is acknowledging […]