“Hard Out Here” Song Review

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 […]

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Straight Until Proven Gay

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 […]

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Rape Me Once, Shame On You

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 […]

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Chick-Fil-A and Bible Thumpers

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 […]

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When Your Mask Becomes Too Thick

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 […]

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Periods

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 […]

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