(Just a note: the following post contains spoilers pertaining to the first two seasons of Orange is the New Black) This morning, my friend showed me an interesting article titled Orange is the New Black‘s Irresponsible Portrayal of Men. I quickly realized that the reason this article seemed familiar was because I had seen it […]Read More ‘Orange is the New Black’ Attention Grabbing Head-Line
Sometimes I feel like I live with a tiger in my house. I’ll wake up on days when both of my parents are home at the same time, and before I even go downstairs I can sense that the atmosphere is different. Sometimes shouting can be heard, sometimes stony silence. When I go downstairs, my […]Read More What We Always Tell Them (The Perception of Manhood)
“Oh my god, what is she wearing?” A classmate of mine once muttered something along those lines in the middle of my math classroom. A student had just walked in to talk to our teacher and she was wearing very short shorts (for lack of a better term) that showed off quite a majority of […]Read More Why is Slut-Shaming a Bad Thing?
If you haven’t heard of it yet, Lily Allen’s new song “Hard Out Here” has been garnering a lot of interest as a female-empowerment song as well as a direct call-out to Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”. There are some direct shout-outs to his song/video as well as lines about sexism in general. The song has […]Read More “Hard Out Here” Song Review
The other day I was sitting on the couch with my mom when she turned to me and said, completely out of the blue, “Is your friend gay?” I was extremely taken aback but without hesitation I replied, “Yes…”. She followed it up with, “Does he have a boyfriend?”, to which I responded no. She then […]Read More Straight Until Proven Gay
Taylor Swift is known for having many boyfriends. Of that fact, I’m sure all of us are aware. But recently she’s also been getting more media and public flack for her frequent dating-and a bad reputation to top it off. Many have been resorting to calling her negative words like slut or whore, because of […]Read More Taylor Swift is a Slut! Er, Wait…What?
Pretend you’re taking a test in class one day. You have no idea what the answers are, but the extremely smart boy next to you isn’t using his cover sheet; his answers are right there in front of you. I mean, you know cheating is wrong, you’ve been told that all your life. But it’s […]Read More Rape Me Once, Shame On You
Let me start off right off the bat: it’s okay if you don’t like gay relationships. Obviously, it bothers me, but there’s nothing I can do if you don’t like homosexuality. I just have to deal with the fact that some people are uncomfortable with the concept; and you know what? That’s okay. I don’t […]Read More Chick-Fil-A and Bible Thumpers
So today I did something that I’ve absolutely never done before. In all started innocuously enough; I casually mentioned to my friend that the only person who might be able to pick me up after school was my brother, since my parents were leaving today. I had already told her beforehand that my parents were going to […]Read More When Your Mask Becomes Too Thick
A couple months ago, I had some clothes lying around in my bathroom. They were put to the side because they had blood stains on them. My mom saw them and told me not to leave them around like that because my brother might see. That, is ridiculous. One week from every month in my […]Read More Periods