Female Hysteria: Gender Inequality as a Medical Condition

Women have been controlled socially and medically to maintain the power of authorities. Thankfully, some women have successfully taken that power back. In the 19th century, female hysteria was diagnosed frequently; especially, in housewives. Doctors believed that it was caused by an overactive uterus that floats around the body. Symptoms focused around a general lack of satisfaction … Continue reading Female Hysteria: Gender Inequality as a Medical Condition

What it Means to Identify as Genderqueer

What happens when you don't identify as strictly masculine or feminine? How do you label yourself, when neither "man" nor "woman" feels comfortable? It could mean that you're nonbinary or genderqueer. To understand what these related terms mean, one needs to understand why some LGBT have decided to self-identify as "queer" in the first place. … Continue reading What it Means to Identify as Genderqueer

The Social Effect of “Scary Stories” by Alvin Schwartz

An article on growing up with the "Scary Stories" series, and how it continues to influence individuals and society. Alvin Schwartz’ series Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark came from folklore. Virginia Johnson tells us in her article “Alvin Schwartz Set Down Scary Stories and Silly Ones” that living in Princeton meant that Schwartz was able … Continue reading The Social Effect of “Scary Stories” by Alvin Schwartz