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(0) Comments | Posted December 21, 2013 | 9:27 AM

If you've been following my work on here, I mainly write about rape culture, general angst and the feminist implications of Miley Cyrus -- serious stuff that's undoubtedly important to discuss and dissect. Perhaps it's just the holiday season, and in no way am I invalidating what I've written, but...

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Unpopular Opinion: Miley's VMA Performance

(20) Comments | Posted August 29, 2013 | 4:22 PM

One of my favorite work-out songs (by work-out, I mean dance sessions in my room while procrastinating on AP homework) is the arguable classic "Still Dirrty" by Christina Aguilera. No matter your gender, it sends a great message: championing the expression of sexuality, Christina belts, "Why is a woman's sexuality...

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Steubenville

(77) Comments | Posted March 19, 2013 | 11:09 AM

I remember the moment very clearly.

In my AP U.S. history class last fall, we were discussing the presidential election. Somehow we led ourselves to the subject of rape, possibly from discussing the War on Women or the abortion debate.

I don't remember my fellow student's exact words, so I'll...

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Why It's OK To Feel Bad

(1) Comments | Posted February 11, 2013 | 11:30 AM

I've always liked New Year's. I think it's because I'm an unabashed hopeless romantic -- I love that possibility of resolutions, renewal and atonement. I savor the time spent with family, when life seems suspended and the lights are fuzzy, when Kathy Griffin embarrasses Anderson Cooper on CNN....

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What's So Great About New York, Anyway?

(20) Comments | Posted January 20, 2013 | 3:57 PM

We're living in an empire state of mind.

A few nights ago I was watching the premiere of "The Carrie Diaries" on the CW. As a longtime fan of HBO's "Sex and the City" (of which "The Carrie Diaries" serves a prequel), I was initially offended. How could they besmirch...

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