Feminism vs. Media

I admit it: I’m a media junky. I read a laundry list of blogs, watch a bunch of shows, and listen to more than my share of podcasts. I will dive into a full day marathon if I want to get away from homework or other college woes. And, in our media-soaked culture, I bet…

Paglia on Gaga

Recently, cultural critic and provocateur extraordinaire Camille Paglia wrote an article for The Sunday Times entitled ‘Lady Gaga and the death of sex.’ I know, intense. According to Paglia, Gaga isn’t actually killing sex with her own hand, but rather is emblematic of the sad, cold, digital end of the hot and juicy sexual revolution…

If you watch hip hop or R&B music videos I’m sure you are all too familiar with the romp-shaking, bumping and grinding that has become the norm within them. While I was growing up, as I’m sure is the case for many, I saw these, slim or ideally curvaceous, barely-clothed women almost every time I…

Watch the “Target Women” video series. Now.

Someone else shares my disgust with most dating self-help books and their blatant anti-women messages… but whereas I  just scoff out loud every time I pass a stack of Why Men Love Bitches in Barnes and Noble, Sarah Haskins has turned her anger into a hilarious video. Check out some of her other segments in…

A Sweet Resolution

I don’t know about you, but I always associate holidays and festivities with food. In fact, there’s a saying in my family that we don’t celebrate anything without preparing some sort of feast. Thus, one can understand why I am excited about tomorrow, September 22, 2010: it’s the Mid-Autumn Festival!!! 24 hours ago, I was…

Colin Powell supports the DREAM act, is dreamy

Man, I love Colin Powell, you guys. Do you remember how awesome he was when he endorsed Barack Obama for president? Powell was really the first government fancy pants of ANY political party to say that, well, no, Obama isn’t a Muslim, but the important thing is that it doesn’t MATTER what his religion is….

Pretty & Fat

Slam poetry is one of those things that gets my blood running and my heart hammering. I laugh, I cry… but most of all, I get to thinking about conventional definitions of womanhood and whether we really need to buy into them. I’ll let the videos speak for themselves; here are two of my all-time…

The New “It” Factor

Thanks to CNN, I know why people have suddenly become repulsed by me when they used to line up around the block to buy me drinks. Apparently, “ethnic beauty” may be the new “it” factor. Go ahead, read it if you want–you can probably guess exactly what it says, though. Blah blah blah, “exotic”, blah…

Queer Representation in Comic Books

BECAUSE YOU HAVEN”T HAD ENOUGH OF THIS YET! Flavorwire posted this awesome chronology of gay comic book characters. The comments point out a couple of things that were left out–regrettably (but unsurprisingly) I read it and was like “This is so incomplete! They’re missing…hmm….uhhh…” They only really glaring omission is the world of indie comic…

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