Monthly archives: July, 2017

Can Donald Trump Pardon Himself?

President Donald Trump has once again created controversy by tweeting something that set the media off. On July 22nd, 2017, he tweeted the following:  He is rumored to be questioning his advisers about self-pardoning. What exactly is a presidential pardon? A pardon is “a government decision to allow a person who has been convicted of …

How “Special Snowflake Syndrome” Correlates With Internalized Misogyny

We often come across quotes that glorify girls with interests such as the one that goes like “date a girl who reads,” and this kind of mindset is actually downright toxic because it glorifies girls whose interests are (what the society perceives as) the sophisticated/intellectual ones such as reading and learning, as if they are …

Are Any Of Us Truly Religiously Tolerant?

We all know at least one person with a strong unshakable faith, and they probably have a bible verse in their Instagram bio. We label them as a “bible thumper” but then we have the audacity to turn around and call ourselves “religiously tolerant” and “open minded.” Isn’t that actually really hypocritical of us? Why …

Leadership In America: Where Are The Women?

The Science A 2017 Pew Research study found that, while few Americans see a major difference between men and women’s abilities to lead, most can identify significant barriers preventing women from exercising those leadership qualities in both business and politics. Most respondents said that the world is “not ready” to elect or hire females for leadership …

The New Female “Doctor Who” Is Already Under Attack

THE NEW FEMALE “DOCTOR WHO” IS ALREADY UNDER ATTACK This week, BBC announced that they had casted the first ever female Doctor Who, 35 year old Jodie Whittaker. Whittaker had been previously seen in Black Mirror and The Assets, along with many other well known British-based films. Needless to say, the hype and excitement surrounding …

5 TV Series That Are Unproblematic And Worth Watching

Despite being in an era of golden age television, the ones with excellent writing, acting and representation from a diverse cast are not praised as much as others. Even then, when there are roles given to POC or characters from the LGBTQ+ spectrum, they are not given enough screen time. For example, the CW show …

The Secret Struggles

*Trigger Warning: talk of anorexia nervosa.* If you or anyone you know is suffering from an eating disorder you can text NEDA to 741741 or call the National Eating Disorders Association Helpline at 1-800-931-2237. When I entered high school, I thought I was comfortable with who I was. As a child coming from a neglectful household, …

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