The Shopping Cart Theory has been floating around the internet and social media. There is a theory that a shopping cart/trolley can determine your character and whether a person can self-govern. The theory says that, because there is no reward or mandate or punishment for returning carts, people who return the cart to the corral … Continue reading The Shopping Cart Theory Is Ableism
By: Dani Kessel
The patriarchy relies on women to keep each other down so that we don’t pay attention to the ways society is structured to keep us away from positions of power. We do so dialectically often without even realizing it. Words have power to influence the way we see the world.
Fully grown adult women are called girls, infantilizing the gender as a whole. A woman airing grievances is called hormonal or hysterical, a term that origins back to the false idea of a floating uterus causing symptoms of anxiety, depression, etc. A woman who happens to be working and helping raise a family is a working-mom, denoting them as a caregiver first and foremost. These gender-coded words, among many others, wouldn’t normally be used to refer to a man. We need to reexamine the way we speak to and about one another to foster a culture of…
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Hey guys! I have no idea what happened, but I jumped up four subscribers last month. That's super awesome, and it hasn't happened since the first year of this blog. So, as a celebration. I am putting out this completely random post. It has no real purpose, unless you are a word nerd like me. … Continue reading 13 of My Favorite Words