Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz, also known as Sor Juana, was an “uneducated” scholar in Mexico during the times that it was still part of the Spanish Empire. Sor Juana never went to school and taught herself the basics of scholarship of the time such as Latin and poetry. When only seventeen years of age, an important family brought some of the top scholars of Mexico to question Sor Juana’s intelligence which caused her to be well know, including by the most popular scientist of the time: Isaac Newton. Because Sor Juana was not… Read Article →

And for Wednesday, we bring you this evening’s Women Crush Wednesday (WCW)! Any woman on Truman’s campus–student and faculty alike–have a place to be highlighted anonymously. *** I first took one of Dr. Priscilla Riggle’s (or P-Riggle, if you prefer) classes in the spring of my junior year. I’d always heard really great things about her and without a doubt all of those rumors of her being really cool and lovely and an amazing teacher proved to be true. She embodies what a fantastic, fun, creative, caring professor ought to be. She is quick to… Read Article →

Hello to all! How about we start off the new year with a point of discussion?   A news article from Slate covers a thirteen-year-old boy, who was charged with second-degree assault, that grabbed and kissed his classmate (a fourteen-year-old girl) without her consent in a middle school:   The boys is being charged as a juvenile, and the author of this article doesn’t believe this will land him jail time. She pulls a segment from a Reason Post that seems to have a rather dismissive approach about the disciplinary measures that should be… Read Article →

Beverly Grace Jones, more widely known as simply Grace Jones, is a Jamaican singer, model, actress and record producer. She began her career as a model, and later secured a record deal with Island Records, not long after breaking into acting. She is best known for hits such as “Slave to Rhythm” and “Pull Up to the Bumper”. She was nominated for a Grammy award for best long form music video, and won a Saturn award for best supporting actress in Conan the Destroyer. Her work has been an influence for many female performers such… Read Article →

Author and former television personality, Caitlin has been writing professionally since the age of 16. Born in 1975 in Brighton, England as the eldest of 8 in an impoverished family, she received no formal education and was nearly entirely self-taught. At 18 she left home for London to pursue a career writing, starting at the music magazine Melody Maker. She has described many instances of sexism against her in these early days in the office, and notes that she often publicly shamed those responsible. At 18, she became the presenter of a new television show,… Read Article →

Sorry for the late posting, but better late than never! When most people think of the classical “thinkers” many people think of Homer, Plato, or Socrates. Although all of the people aforementioned are relevant, there is one person who not many people recall. A poet, aristocrat, founder of a school, and a woman that went by the name “Sappho”. Her poetry is commonly referred to as a refinement of the Greek style.  Sappho was born into a wealthy family and lived on the island of Lesbos her entire life. She married another wealthy man, but… Read Article →

Sorry for our absence last week.  Things got a little crazy, but we are back with more Feminist of the Week! Janet Mock is a transgender rights activist and author of the New York Times bestselling book Redefining Realness: My Path To Womanhood, Identity, Love, & So Much More, her memoir about growing up as a transgender woman in Honolulu, Dallas, and Oakland. She is an active user of Twitter, starting the hashtag campaign #GirlsLikeUs to empower and connect trans women. She is a contributor to Huffington Post, writing about transgender issues. She is also… Read Article →

It started back in the late 1960s: Jean Kilbourne decided to flip through the pages of popular magazines and gather a collection of ads that portrayed some sort of sexism and linked them to public health issues such as eating disorders. In the future, she would go on to create the Killing Us Softly documentary — and many more following — which focuses on the image of women through advertisements and the impossible beauty standards that are set for men and women alike on how they should appear. Kilbourne is best known as a guest lecturer… Read Article →

Good afternoon!  As you have probably seen, we started a new series on the website called #WCW.  Every Wednesday, we will be highlighting an awesome woman from campus.  This is very similar to the Feminist of the Week series, but with women from our own community.  In order to submit someone to be featured, just email the WRC email account,  Please make sure you have the permission of the person you are writing about before submitting them to be featured.  We’d love to hear from you and learn more about the amazing women in… Read Article →

Welcome back!  I am very excited about this week’s feminist.  She is one of my personal favorite actresses, and I am so excited to see where her work takes her.      Emma Watson is a very famous actress, known mostly for her role as Hermione Granger in the Harry Potter films.  She was named as the Women Goodwill Ambassador for the U.N. She gave an excellent speech to launch the “HeForShe” campaign, which went viral on the internet.  This campaign strives to reach equality for all people, including men, women, girls, and anyone who is discriminated… Read Article →

Scroll To Top