Posts Written by arielmorgan

My Love/Hate Relationship with Television

Okay, so, a lot of people have a hard time comprehending this when I say it, and I find myself having to repeat it several times– actually, more often the topic comes up several times before it finally sinks in. I don’t really watch TV.

Again: I don’t really watch TV. It’s true, and there are a lot of reasons for it starting somewhere in the fact that I genuinely forget it’s there and ending somewhere else wherein I tend to get angry at the TV because of the sheer amount of blatantly oh-so-subtly sexists, racist and other prejudicial slurs that make up a lot of mainstream advertising and programming. It can be really easy to miss if you don’t know what you’re watching, actually.

But to be fair, there actually is a lot of TV that I would really enjoy– enjoy in the sense of being able to sink into a good story enough that I can turn off, temporarily, my analytical and socially critical mind and just be entertained. (If I could remember the TV existed.) Among those shows, the Daily Show is sort of one of my favorites (it’s my parents’ favorite actually, sometimes I stray into the room and just end up captivated.) I always love a good laugh, and I knew that the comedians would have some good jokes to ploy the audience with in the wave of the Prop 8 News. And they pretty much delivered as expected, I ...

Yes, I AM a Feminist.

I’ve had a long, mixed relationship with the word “Feminist.”

When I was wee impressionable youth, say, elementary to middle school aged, I had the grand assumption that my parents were liberal as could be, that “equal rights and stuff” was well and good and who wouldn’t want that? I grew up in a suburb of the Washington, D.C. area, and it was years before I moved way way south for a boyfriend at the time to Florida that I realized how diverse and multicultural an area I had grown up in. And, more to the point, that the rest of the world wasn’t like that.

At 14, I probably wouldn’t have taken much issue with the word, but by 17 or ...

I’ve had a long, mixed relationship with the word “Feminist.”

When I was wee impressionable youth, say, elementary to middle school aged, I had the grand assumption that my parents were liberal as could be, that “equal rights ...

Dear FDA: Get with the Program, and Stop Turning Away Willing Blood Donors

So I couldn’t find any recent posts relating to this issue, and I thought it would be a good way to start off my blogging of issues related to Feministing-type questions (since I think that most of my friends on LiveJournal are starting to get tired of my ZomgFeministRants! posts. Hah.)

Yesterday the American Red Cross was holding a blood drive at my college, and I decided to step up to the plate and do my part in “making a difference.” Donating blood is actually something that I’ve been meaning to do regularly for quite a while (uh, since I turned 18 and became eligible?) but let’s just say, I haven’t exactly been proactive in seeking out opportunities. That, and I do have ...

So I couldn’t find any recent posts relating to this issue, and I thought it would be a good way to start off my blogging of issues related to Feministing-type questions (since I think that most of ...