A mixtape to cure your summer malaise

This is a …weird time for me. It’s a time of transition. I finished law school in May. I’m currently studying to take the bar exam at the end of July. After that…I am certain of nothing, except that everything will work out how it is supposed to. The effect of all this is: a […]

A message about that horrible Anonymous message to Kayne West

When it comes to Things White People Love, ‘talking about how big an asshole Kanye West is’ is the new ‘talking about how much Nickleback’s music sucks.’ Today, we seem to have reached peak Kayne-hate. Circulating on Facebook/the Internet is a seven-minute plus video message to Kayne West by someone claiming to be affiliated with […]

On Fifty Shades of Grey and freedom of fantasy

For weeks, I’ve let y’all finish about how bad bad bad Fifty Shades of Grey is.* NOW IT’S MY TIME TO SHINE. I enjoyed all three of the books, as well as the film adaptation of the first book that was released on Valentine’s Day. Because I’m a Grown Woman who can discern what is appropriate IRL from […]

Everything that sucks about the celeb nude photo “scandal”

This nude photo “scandal” sucks for a couple reasons. Reason #1: this is yet another example of how we teach that consent doesn’t matter. Untold numbers of people are going to look at these photos despite knowing (and for some people precisely because they know) the subjects did not consent to their release. It is the lack of […]

Now That’s What I Call Problematic! A feminist analysis of “All About That Bass” by Meghan Trainor

It’s time for some cRiTiCaL tHiNkInG about pop culture. Like any good feminist, it’s impossible for me to consume popular culture without picking up on any racist, classist, sexist, heteronormative, or otherwise problematic elements. I find it therapeutic to put it all down in writing, and to read others doing the same, so here goes: My specimen is Meghan Trainor’s […]

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Our real-time reaction to “Beyoncé”

Beyoncé‘s latest self-titled release is an artistic, feminist, strategic triumph so big we’ve only begun to wrap our heads around it. Something tells us we’ll spend much of 2014 trying. Of course some folks don’t get what all the fuss it about. To them I would say: some things aren’t meant for you. And that’s […]

How to “Pick your outfit appropriately”

It’s time to party, which means it’s time to choose my party outfit. I want to look hawt but not so hawt that I “attract those not-so-respectful guys.” Lucky for me, I found some tips on how to pull this off in “Survival Guide: College-partying tips and how-tos that save your mind and dignity – […]