Video on Double Standards!

At the end of last semester my English class was divided into groups and assigned create a video on a topic from one of the books we read over the course. My group, four girls (including myself) that are passionate about feminism, chose Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi and our video was centered around double standards for women in the book (which takes place in Iran during the Iranian Revolution) compared to double standards we see today in the United States. Double Standards in clothing, speech, and sex are all discussed, and we tried to show how they are truly damaging to women and young girls everywhere. We recommend Persepolis to anyone who hasn’t read it; it is an amazing book and we were proud we could do our final project on something that we feel so strongly about! Hope you enjoy!

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Why I Love Playing Softball

Chances are if you know me, you also know that I love playing softball. It’s the only sport I play but it is a very important part of my life. I have been playing since I fell in love with the game when I was ten years old. Softball in an outlet for me, I find a lot of stress relief in playing and it gives me an escape when I have a lot of things going on in my life.

My favorite thing about softball is that I have gotten the opportunity to meet some of my best friends through it. I have been blessed to play on some great teams with wonderful girls and coaches, and do not take for granted how lucky I am for that.

Playing softball in high school is the only thing that makes it bearable, although waiting for spring to roll around is agonizing! I just want the winter to be over as soon as possible so that softball can start!

At the end of the day, the reason why I love softball is because of the way it makes me feel. I am pitcher, and I take my roll very seriously. I love striking out batters and having all the attention on me in that situation. When I am out on the field, I feel powerful and in control. No one can stop me when I get in my zone. During games I don’t have to think about anything except winning, and I love it.