How Mainstream Media And Society Is Promoting A Pro-Rape Culture

How Mainstream Media And Society Is Promoting A Pro-Rape Culture

By Amanda Fox Rape is horrific. The violation associated with the rape itself is bad enough, but the aftermath of it makes us question not only media but how our current society plays a hand in the ongoing violation of victims. It is one of the sickening symptoms of the rape culture we live in […]

And Then, Maybe You Are Spicie Like Me….

And Then, Maybe You Are Spicie Like Me….

By Heather Jabusch I had never considered myself to be a feminist because I always thought that meant that women were better than men in everything. When in fact, it is about establishing and defending equal political, economic, and social rights for women. That I support! I never did anything because everyone else did it. […]

I Am Spicie Because I Am Unbreakable

I Am Spicie Because I Am Unbreakable

By Carrie Eckles I was three years old when I first realized that I wasn’t like everyone else. I ached and I was tired all the time. But I ignored it, because I told myself I was the only one and there was nothing that could be done about it. However, my parents noticed the […]

What Makes Me Spicie?

What Makes Me Spicie?

By Alicia Taylor What makes me Spicie? 1. I stand up for what I believe in. I may not believe what you believe, however, I am not one of those women that will agree with you in order to keep the peace. I have a right to my opinions, thoughts and feelings. Guess what? A […]

Why I Am a Spicie Woman- Tracy’s Turn

Why I Am a Spicie Woman- Tracy’s Turn

By Tracy Madlener My parents divorced when I was about two years old.  I’m sure being just eighteen had something to do with it, as I can’t imagine being so mature at that age to be an adult, a parent, and now divorced before ever having a legal drink at the bar.  Yes, they were […]

Don’t Be Ashamed Of Your Body – It Is Your Temple!

Don’t Be Ashamed Of Your Body – It Is Your Temple!

By: Grace Alexander (Guest Columnist) Recently we published an article about a female representative in the Michigan House being banned from the floor and prevented on voting on upcoming bills because she used the word “vagina” when talking about reproductive health. The men in the room accused her of being foulmouthed, saying that the word […]

Why I Choose To Be A Spicie Woman

Why I Choose To Be A Spicie Woman

By Anise Smith I will start by saying that I never used to consider myself a feminist, only a black woman trying to make her way in a tough world. What made me focus on the ideology of feminism is that I am both a woman and black, which is twice as hard as being […]

If You Can’t Say It, You Can’t Regulate It: What I learned From Henry Rollins

If You Can’t Say It, You Can’t Regulate It: What I learned From Henry Rollins

By Amanda Fox Vagina There, I said it. Vagina. I said it again, and the world did not end! I’m also pretty sure no one got pregnant because I said it. The way some people view the word, however, you would think both of those things happened and everything in between. We’d all like to […]

Honorary Spicie Woman Nominee: Pauley Perrette

Honorary Spicie Woman Nominee: Pauley Perrette

By Carrie Eckles Pauley Perrette is a name that came up as part of our search for honorary Spicie women who we feel merits some discussion.  After some reflection on her career and life, we feel that she possesses many of the qualities that we feel make up what it is to be Spicie. Smart, […]

Fibromyalgia And Me: Living With An Invisible Illness

Fibromyalgia And Me: Living With An Invisible Illness

By Knikkolette Church I didn’t start out feeling sick, my first symptom was a bad memory.  I couldn’t remember anything – the smallest things, the largest things – everything that used to be easy for me to remember was now slipping my mind.  I felt like I was going crazy!  This was almost ten years […]