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Somewhere Between Fucking Bitches and Respecting Women: Separating the Art from the Artist

by Cella Schnabel // I was brought up in a house headed by a matriarch. I learned to be a feminist before I could tie my shoes. I have been surrounded by smart, kind, strong women my entire life. This served me to be confident in myself as a young woman; I am assertive in […]

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“You” Season 3: Yet Another Representation of the White Male Gaze

by Isa Meyers // The third season of Netflix’s thriller series You was released in October 2021. The season’s mere 10 episodes document the manipulative and murderous Joe Goldberg (played by Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl) alongside his equally violent wife Love Quinn (played by Victoria Pedretti) as they struggle to raise their son in […]

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Sex Education Season Three: Gendered Difference in Character Development

by Hanna Carney // The Netflix original Sex Education has been getting a lot of praise for its depiction of sex-positivity and its empowerment of teenagers and adults since Season One was released. Sex Education Season Three was recently released on September 17 2021, and its fan base remains enthusiastic about the series. The show […]

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Reminder: All Cosplayers Deserve Respect

by Aditi Hukerikar // After transitioning to a virtual format due to the pandemic, comic conventions are finally returning to their former glory. October 7-10 of this year, droves of fans eagerly attended New York Comic-Con. Sadly, along with the return of Comic-Con comes another pre-pandemic occurrence: the criticism women face for cosplaying at conventions. […]

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Returning to the Manic Pixie Dream Girl 10 Years Later

by Isa Meyers // My middle and early high school years, like most teens growing up in the 2010s, were filled with cheesy YA romance novels. I flew through Suzanne Collins’ The Hunger Games in a matter of days. I became obsessed with The Perks of Being A Wallflower and its movie adaptation released in […]

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Hulu’s Normal People: A Refreshing Depiction of Sex and Consent

by Hanna Carney // A lot of the sex we watch on TV is unrealistic: it’s always impractical, equally mind-blowing for the characters, or even violent just for entertainment value. While it is true that shows such as Sex Education, a Netflix series that supports sex positivity, depicts endearingly awkward sex scenes, oftentimes this awkwardness […]

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What the Fuck’s a FUPA?

by Isa Meyers // The term FUPA became popularized back in 2018 when Beyoncé’s fourth Vogue cover spread and story were published. The interview focused on her recent pregnancy from 2017 after she gave birth to her third child. In her interview, she begins to discuss her body postpartum. She said: “To this day my […]

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Bridgerton: A Feminism Nightmare?

by Leio Koga *Warning: Spoilers Ahead* Britain, 1813: It’s cuffing season, ladies. Prudence Featherington is breathing shallowly, eyes scrunched in pain each time the corset of her empire waist dress is laced tighter and tighter around her body. Her mother, ignorant of her daughter’s obvious pain, exclaims “I was able to squeeze my waist into […]

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On Being Basic

by Isa Meyers // If you do any of the following: Love watching The Bachelor Have attended Coachella Exclusively drink rosé  Regularly post selfies on social media And/or, hop on the latest fashion trends you are, by most definitions, a basic bitch. The term basic bitch, commonly shortened to just basic, popped up in pop […]

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Depicting Sexual Violence in Television

by Aditi Hukerikar // Trigger Warning: This article contains mentions and descriptions of sexual assault. Please read with caution. Disclaimer(05/2021): This article was written before season four of The Handmaid’s Tale and the events that occur in that season’s plot. The CDC reports that in the United States, over 1 in 3 women and 1 […]