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Femin-meow-ism, As Told By Cats

By Chanel Marie On July 1, 2015

It’s selfish for humans to assume we’re the only ones who need feminism. Our furry feline friends have also been fighting for equal rights. Follow us through… THE BRIEF HISTORY OF FEMIN-MEOW-ISM… Read More

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“Dear Future Husband”? More Like “Dear Future Divorce”

By Chanel Marie On June 26, 2015

Meghan Trainor has been under frequent fire since her summer hit “All About that Bass”, a catchy tune that confuses self-acceptance with body shaming. Her new music video, “Dear Future Husband”, has… Read More

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Unpopular Opinion: There’s Something Missing From Key & Peele’s “Negrotown”

By Sherronda J. Brown On May 22, 2015

I have loved Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele since their MadTV days, and I am an avid watcher of their Comedy Central special. If you were ever to ask my friends about… Read More

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Hey Patton Oswalt: You’re Not A Comedy Hero, You’re a Jerk

By Melanie Stangl On April 2, 2015

Hey, Patton Oswalt.  I happened to read your 53-part-twitter-rant making fun of the “new need” to be politically correct in comedy.  You seem to be under the impression that the new host… Read More

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Screw the Oscars, TV’s Winning the Diversity Game

By Sagine Gay On February 28, 2015

By now, you’ve heard the wave of commotion that still continues to plague the 87th Academy Awards. Apparently, people were shock to discover that Hollywood is, in fact, a white monopoly. For… Read More

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By Any Brute Necessary: Kanye and the Case for Black Art

By Briana Ureña-Ravelo On February 11, 2015

This past Sunday at the Grammys, Kanye West jumped on stage yet again to ruin the life of another innocent white bystander, the role this time played expertly, albeit unwittingly, by Beck,… Read More

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It Doesn’t Matter If Young People Know Who Paul McCartney Is

By Jocelyn Smith On January 13, 2015

On New Year’s Day, Kanye West and Paul McCartney released “Only One”, a tribute to Kanye and Kim Kardashian West’s daughter North. People took to Twitter—possibly sarcastically, possibly in earnest (although most sources seem to agree this… Read More

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This “Feminist” Parody of ‘All About That Bass’ Isn’t Feminist At All

By Madeleine Durante On December 19, 2014

The past few days, all I’ve seen in my Facebook news feed are posts lauding the new,“so real,” “so feminist,” “so much better than the original” parody of Megan Traynor’s All About that… Read More

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We’ve Earned the Right to Speak Out Against the Sexism in ‘Doctor Who’

By Becca Costello-Thomas On November 7, 2014

I’m a big fan of the sci-fi show Doctor Who. (Note: I haven’t seen any of the show prior to its return in 2005, so my discussion here is focused on the “new” version… Read More

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These Bully Tactics in Gaming Do Nothing But Perpetuate Rape Culture

By Sherrie Silman On November 5, 2014

Every MMO game (Massively Multiplayer Online) has issues with socialization. Destiny, the new title from Activision and Bungie, is no exception. Player interaction brings out the good and the bad. Even without easy… Read More

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Why I Can Criticize Taylor Swift and Still Rock Out to 1989

By Jocelyn Smith On October 28, 2014

I have a lot of feelings about Taylor Swift. She is inescapable right now, outside and inside my head (does anyone know how to get “Shake It Off” out of there?!). I’ve… Read More

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Hey, “Walking Dead” Writers: It’s Time To Confirm Daryl’s Sexuality

By Sherronda Brown On October 27, 2014

The Walking Dead has returned, and we are all better for it. If you watch the show, you already know that Daryl Dixon is a fucking boss. But he is also sensitive,… Read More