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Winter Trabex @winter79 ?

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  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: The Right of Women to Protest   1 year, 11 months ago · View

    As near as I can tell, the ultimate goal of feminism is the removal of all patriarchal boundaries that work to restrict individual choice with regards to gender. All genders are supposed to be equal, the feminist will say, and we utilize the ballot box as a means of securing our own liberty. Of course, [...]

  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: A Letter to My Sixteen-Year-Old Self   2 years, 7 months ago · View

    All right, get up off the couch, put down the Super Nintendo controller and listen for a second okay? Although, since this a letter, I suppose “read” would be more appropriate. You know those feelings you have of not fitting anywhere, feeling like you have to kill yourself just to find some kind of release [...]

  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: Book Review: Fighting the Crusade Against Sex   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    The paperback book I held in my hand on a Friday afternoon was white and pink. It had the smell of freshness about it, the olfactory sensation that told me it had received a minimum of use by human beings. I paid for the book on September 23, 2011 on a pre-order sale. I had [...]

  • Winter Trabex commented on the blog post Lessons from a Nude Blogger   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    I expected this site to put something about it on their main page as well. What she is doing is not only revolutionary, it is also exposing many of the flaws that Muslim male-first societies have. I figured I should write something about it because no one else seemed to notice.

  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: Lessons from a Nude Blogger   2 years, 8 months ago · View

    Aliaa Magda Elmahdy, a female citizen of Egypt, took a picture of herself in the nude and posted it on the internet . The blog contains not only images of herself in the nude, but drawings of  women, a picture of a nude man, a picture of a cat and a picture of George W. Bush and [...]

  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: Women In Need   2 years, 9 months ago · View

    On a Tuesday evening, I hopped in my car, turned on my GPS device and drove to Chambersburg. I had been invited to take a tour of a shelter for women who have been victims of domestic violence. The shelter is called Women in Need . I sat on the sidewalk, having arrived a half hour early. [...]

  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: You Deserve It   2 years, 10 months ago · View

    At first glance, Lloyd Banks’ song ” I Don’t Deserve You ” might appear to be a regurgitation of pop-culture or a song that was made because some people got together and decided they could make a song. Certainly, the song does not reflect on the often-felt (and usually female-owned) feeling that one person in a relationship [...]

  • Winter Trabex commented on the blog post It’s Not a Game (Even Though It Is)   3 years ago · View

    I would argue that there are more than two genders and exploring feminine characteristics for a guy can be informative, if not liberating. The attitude I am trying to call attention to is our society’s need to determine gender based solely on biological characteristics, rather than an inner felt sense of gender. Moreover, while it [...]

  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: It’s Not a Game (Even Though It Is)   3 years ago · View

    If you’re female and have ever played games in which people could type to each other across the internet, you’ve likely encountered the whole “I bet you’re a guy” thing. Grossness. I mean, c’mon guys, do you really imagine that women have no inclination towards playing games whatsoever? It’s not as though there isn’t a magazine [...]

  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: A Clearing in the Forest   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    When I first came out as transgender in the spring of 2009, I didn’t really know what it meant beyond the academic definition of the word. I knew that this fit me, this was a good way to describe who I was. That summer, as I lived on campus to do classwork, I wondered whether [...]

  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: Hidden Barriers   3 years, 2 months ago · View

    As a result of my participation in the Vagina Monologues , I was approached by my university’s television station to participate in a documentary. To the best of my knowledge, it is the first documentary of its kind done by the university. It was called Hidden Barriers . The purpose of the documentary was to highlight the barriers that [...]

  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: Lunafest   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    Thumbnail For the third year running, Shippensburg University hosted Lunafest. For those of you who haven’t been to one before, the event is a film festival. All the films shown are short (this year, they ranged from 5 to 11 minutes each) and they were made by women, about women and for women. As with last year, [...]

  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: A Visit by Jennifer Baumgardner and Amy Richards   3 years, 4 months ago · View

    ThumbnailIn planning this article, I wanted to make a snappy title like “The Mystery of Feminism” or “The Secret Female Agency” (that one with a double meaning) but ultimately I decided that, as much as I might like Nancy Drew novels, the easiest way would be to state it straight out. In celebration of Women’s History [...]

  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: The Vagina Monologues   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    The university I attend, Shippensburg University, has been doing a production of Eve Ensler’s play The Vagina Monologues for a while now. I attended the play last year and was so impressed by it that I wanted to act in it. I wasn’t sure what I would do, I only knew that I wanted to be [...]

  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: Feminist Issues on Campus   3 years, 5 months ago · View

    I took a few months off from posting here on Feministing mostly because there are a lot of issues on campus that I know about but haven’t named or even begun to address. The difficulty lies not with being able to recognize that there are problems on campus. There certainly are enough of those to [...]

  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: FMLA’s First Birthday   3 years, 7 months ago · View

    Marie Antoinette once famously said, “Let them eat cake.” I doubt that she envisioned feminists more than two hundred years later across the Atlantic Ocean taking her advice for a reason she didn’t even consider. In Marie’s time, women were objects of desire and receptacles of semen in the process of conception. Women were free [...]

  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: Squeaky Wheel Syndrome   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Whoever invented the saying, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease” probably wasn’t referring to the way colleges across America operate, but nonetheless, the saying has become very apt in terms of civil rights for student on campus. There are numerous examples; the most recent one that comes to mind is the instance where George Washington [...]

  • Winter Trabex commented on the blog post Pushing for Transgender Rights on a College Campus   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    The biggest problem I face as a transgender student at Shippensburg University is that the university doesn’t react fast enough to adapt to my particular needs. What they decided to do was to give me what’s called a disabled single where it has its own bathroom. However, this was after I began a hunger strike [...]

  • Winter Trabex wrote a new blog post: Force of WiLL   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Today at Shippensburg University, we had the very first WiLL conference. WiLL stands for Women’s Institute for Leadership and Learning. This was my very first conference that was aimed primarily at women and, despite the fact that it was constantly mentioned how men could show up too, I believe I was the only person who [...]

  • Winter Trabex commented on the blog post Student cut from high school football team for wearing pink cleats   3 years, 8 months ago · View

    Someone forgot to tell this high school coach that the Pittsburgh Steelers work pink cleats a few weeks back.

    As far as Mississippi…there’s a reason why John Grisham bases so many of his “legal battle” stories down there.

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