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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 […]

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The Aftereffects of a Pandemic: Eating Disorders and COVID

by Hanna Carney // Trigger Warning: this article discusses eating disorders and body image. Everyone can appreciate a good ice breaker question. The rare thought-provoker can save you from having to listen to the all-too-monotonous answers of your classmates during syllabus week. One of my professors tried to get creative by asking us “how have […]

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Call Her Daddy: Feminism or Faux?

by Isa Meyers // “Degrade me.” This phrase accurately reflects the sentiment of the Barstool Sports podcast Call Her Daddy. After its debut in the fall of 2018, Call Her Daddy immediately became popularized, launching co-hosts Alexandra Cooper (26) and Sofia Franklyn (28) into stardom. Now solely hosted by Cooper, listeners can tune in to […]

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One Day at a Time: The Dire Need for Representation in Television

by Nara Cowing // While Hollywood is still typically white, straight, and overall quite traditional, One Day at a Time breaks boundaries and norms, setting a model for the rest of the industry to follow. After being canceled by two networks, the show’s cast has just lost the fight to be picked up by a […]

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Female Hysteria?: A Question of Silence Film Review

by Maria Siciliano// The courtroom was filled with an uproarious chorus of laughter by every woman in attendance.  This is how the film by Marleen Gorris, A Question of Silence, closes with no further explanation. In this highly controversial 1980s film, I was truly struck by the feminist critique that the director posits on society. […]