Feminism

On the Pulse of Mourning: Maya Angelou & Me

I owe an apology to someone who, as of this morning, will never be able to hear it: Dr. Maya Angelou. A decade and a half ago, I was an …

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Bad Chart Thursday: Grinding the Axes of Privilege–Racism Edition

Spring is in the air, and the smell of racial privilege is all around, like the sweet, sweet smell of a field of flowers. Fertilized with shit. And without the …

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ICYMI: December 22 – December 28 on the Skepchick Network

Teen Skepchick The Physics Philes, lesson 79: That’s So Derivative Mindy continues learning about simple harmonic motion, with a brief calculus review. Skepticism as Survival It doesn’t fix everything, but …

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Feminism

Hot Sauce Over Humanity: On Sriracha

Recently, the Internet has been abuzz about the possibility of a shortage of Sriracha, aka Rooster or Cock sauce. Most pieces, even from publications and blogs whose pieces I normally …

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Feminism

That David Bowie Movie Was Fiction: The Labyrinth of Choice

I spent a decent portion of my teenage years watching two movies on repeat: Labyrinth, that ridiculously 1980s Jim Henson + David Bowie concoction (complete with fan theories written about …

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Feminism

Stop Using Black Women as Accessories

I had planned to write about this subject after the whole “Miley Cyrus VMA performance” happened, but I only wrote half a draft and never finished it. In light of …

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Feminism

A Shout-Out to LGBT & Pro-LGBT Rappers

There are many people of color in hip-hop who have come out in favor of LGBT people: A$AP Rocky, Snoop Lion, Beyonce, T-Pain, T.I., as well as Mr. Beyonce, Russell Simmons, Will Smith, and 50 Cent (I am aware …

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Feminism

What Does Your Social Media Reaction to the VMAs Say About You?

Edited. Because humor is art and art is a work in progress. Or something. She’s growing up too fast. What happened to the innocent Hannah Montana we all loved? You …

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