When Women Talk About Health

Angelina Jolie has been making waves over the past week for her decision to undergo a double mastectomy to substantially reduce the likelihood her having breast cancer.  This is something that strikes close to the bone with me.  Like Jolie, my mother too faced a long and painful battle with cancer that ended when she…

I don’t want to be “just one of the guys”

As a woman, being told you are like a man is meant to be either a great compliment or a grave insult depending on whether it is aimed at your personality or your body. Being called like a guy when it refers to your personality is akin to being called a “good immigrant”, it implies…

Privilege… you has it.

So In general I stay away from the comment sections of things because the internet is full of trolls and I have better things to do than poke my own eyes out with a fork. However the following exchange is such a perfect example of how privilege operates that I couldn’t resist from posting. Context:…