Hi everyone, I'm part of this blog because as a group we wanted a chance to have our voices heard and allow others to have their voices heard as well. Before taking a Women Studies Class I only knew some things about feminism, feminist, etc. Lets just put it this way, I wasn't well informed about this subject. Now that I'm taking this class my eyes have become open to things, I now see certain things in a whole new light. For example I always I always knew that the media played a role in the way that women (and men) feel about themselves, the way they sell the idea of "true" beauty. I also knew that women and girls are treated differently from men and boys, but I never knew there were certain things out there that proved this. I feel as if my voice has become stronger, there are things out there I would have never questioned, but now I think about it and ask why? Hopefully out of this blog our voices will become even STRONGER, and hopefully this blog will allow us to give people out there a place to have their voices be HEARD, without being afraid of speaking up.