The Great White Savior Complex

The “great white savior” complex – now a modern stereotype with accompanying propaganda and rhetoric – has been with us in the new world since Europeans first made their way across the Atlantic, resulting in the destruction of hundreds of American Indian tribes across North America. However, this nefarious brand of white entitlement and self-righteousness […]

Power Whores Galore

I have incessantly said to former associates of every extreme angle and bent who got all proud and put that ass up on their shoulders: There are those looking to offend, and those looking to be offended. When you take up the mantle of an extreme, a rabid group-think arguing ideology and philosophy, you often become exactly […]

A Feminist No Longer

Before college, I wrestled with the term “feminist,” as second wave feminism had barely hit my home – the American South. My forward-thinking family members didn’t embrace the term despite being pro-woman. I didn’t understand why. But I came to understand when I realized it is women, not men, who cause girls and women the […]

Generation Skank: The Lack of Values in Intersectional Feminism

First things first, I’ll explain my usage of the term “whore.” I do not call or consider escorts, sex-workers, adult film actors, exotic dancers, prostitutes, etc., “whores.” These are women working an honest profession that is misunderstood, often dangerous, and demonized. Personally, I think prostitution, just like drugs, should be legal so it can be […]

U.S. Maternal Mortality Rate & Systemic Misogyny

The New York Times asks the question best: “How is it that the United States, a country with some of the most cutting-edge medical treatments, has some of the worst maternal mortality rates in the developed world?” And to shut down the misogynist’s excuse that the United States’ maternal mortality rate is simply endemic to our […]

…and the Great Smoky Mountains brunt.

Last year was a nasty booger of a year for too many. For me, one tragedy was the burning of my home state, Gatlinburg and the Great Smoky Mountains. I spent a large portion of my childhood in the foothills of the park – Knoxville, Tennessee. Seeing the damage done to Chimney Tops, one of […]

My Mama named me Amber LaShea…

Due to recent happenings, I think it is imperative that I make it very clear that the title of this blog is me; however, it is a name that is copyrighted to me:  Vesper Woolf. And, as I thought was clear and/or rather irrelevant, I have a YouTube channel:  Southern Belle Humanism. I showcase artists, […]