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Culture

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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Culture

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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Culture

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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Culture

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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Current Events

Je Suis Fatiguée: A Response to Islamphobia in the Wake of Charlie Hebdo

By Noor Al-Sibai On January 8, 2015

I’m sick and tired. I’m actually coming down with an illness and I’m always tired. I’ve spent days trying not to feel anything about the Charlie Hebdo bombings, trying not to feel… Read More

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Current Events

The Oxford Abortion Debate: What’s Really Being Silenced is Our Identities

By Madeleine Durante On November 23, 2014

Trigger warning – this article deals with transphobia and anti-choice rhetoric. This week, Oxford University’s Students for Life group intended to bring two men, Brendan O’Neill and Tim Stanley, to give a debate… Read More

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Editorial

Breastfeeding Controversy: Why Was One Mother Shamed and the Other Praised?

By Sherronda J. Brown On November 10, 2014

The story of Jacci Sharkey broke last week. She is a young mother who shared a photo of herself, breastfeeding her son in her cap and gown. The internet rallied behind her.… Read More

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Culture

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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Current Events

White Feminists Are Fucking Up By Ignoring Lena Dunham’s Abuse

By Sara Luckey On November 3, 2014

Trigger warning for sexual abuse, overwhelming whiteness In her new book ‘Not That Kind of Girl’, Lena Dunham details some of the various ways in which she grooms and molests her younger sister.… Read More

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Culture

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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#GamerGate Was NEVER About Ethics – It Will Always Be About Misogyny

By Lindsey Weedston On October 23, 2014

[TRIGGER WARNING: HARASSMENT, THREATS, EXTREME MISOGYNY] I’ve seen a lot of major news outlets reporting on #GamerGate recently, and of course, in the name of “unbiased” “journalism,” they have to present “both… Read More

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Editorial

Why I Can’t Get Down With Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Samantha Gabriele On October 21, 2014

Like so many people who have the privilege of being near a television at 4 o’clock, I watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show every day. Religiously. And I have for many years now.… Read More