Fighting with the Sky


Pop culture from a feminist perspective with a little bit of everything of the side.  This blog was created to counter to lack of feminist analysis of pop culture and feminist news.  Feminism is still alive and kicking in the United States and around the world.  Women still do not have the same social standing as men.  They are still discriminated against in the workplace, media, government, and society in general.  This is why feminism is still necessary.  My goal for this blog is to show that feminism is still necessary and flourishing.  Pop culture is a part of society that reflects the values and interests of society in general.  Because of this, I chose to focus mainly on pop culture, but I will also touch on important news in the feminist community.

The blog comes through my viewpoint as a white, middle class, feminist female.  Many of my posts will be related to current pop culture to politics to legal cases and everything in between.  Overall, this blog will look at the interlocking forms of oppression that different women face around this country and around the world.

About Me

My name is Laura.  I graduated from Beloit College in May 2009 with a B.A. cum laude in Women’s and Gender Studies.  I have always been a feminist, but haven’t always been conscious of it.  I was introduced to Women’s and Gender Studies in an anthropology class my freshman year at Beloit and I have been in love with it ever since.

I am currently in my first year of grad school going for my Master’s degree in Social Work.  In my very little time in which I am not in class, doing homework, working, or at my internship, I am keeping up on my current affairs, which, for me, also includes the movies and television shows that I enjoy watching.  I enjoy reading books about feminism, class issues, and religion.  I also enjoy biographies and memoirs of fantastic people.  I listen to all kinds of music but usually tend to enjoy alternative fold and bands that fuse different styles together.  Some of my favorite bands of the moment are The Avett Brothers and She & Him, but this is constantly changing.



Twitter: @lsunds

Guest and Cross Posting

I have an open guest posting policy.  If you have a post that you think would fin in well with this blog*, please feel free to email it to me with a brief biol  Guest posting is a great way to build community and foster discussion.  Don’t be shy, send in some guest posts!

I am open to my posts being cross posted on other blogs, but please contact me before doing so!

*I retain the right to determine if a guest post fits with this blog.  Any post that generally has a pro-feminist theme will most likely be accepted.  But, just like with comments, if the post is not respectful, it will most likely not be accepted as a guest post.  This is not to discourage you from sending in guest posts, just to make sure that you are thoughtful in doing so!


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