Recently, I’ve been thinking a lot about Hegelian dialectics, and whether they function to liberate individuals from current oppression, or whether as a theory it lends itself towards conservative social forces wishing to infinitely delay any change into the future. Naturally, in my search for an answer, I turned to pop culture, specifically pop music, […]
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By: Sophie Schwartz In today’s society sex is everywhere—on the TV, in the magazines and tied to almost everything we talk about (especially in college). From our culture’s sex-obsession comes an odd and disturbing double standard between men and women. In our culture men who are sexually promiscuous are seen as players and heroes. Pop […]
In today’s media, one outlet that is becoming progressively more gender-friendly is video games. From surprise female lead, Samus Aran, to choosing “boy” or ”girl” when you first begin Pokémon, video games are not just meant for the twelve-year-old boy shouting “Suck it, faggot” through a headset every time he gets a kill in Call […]
By: Jeanne-Marie Joubert Let’s talk about something I hold very near to my heart, both literally and figuratively: boobs. Last year, over 300,000 women underwent breast augmentation surgery, a number that has increased by 45% since 2000 and continues to rise every year. The rising prominence of breast implants raises an important question: why do […]
By: Meg Van Brocklin With President Barack Obama’s implementation of the Affordable Care Act that grants citizens free access to birth control intact for two months now, one might wonder what the impact of this provision of Obamacare has been on American women. Recent studies have shown that the access to birth control has decreased […]
By: Olivia L. Weitz To describe Macklemore’s music video “Same Love,” a blogger who compiles rap and pop-artist videos that inspire support for marriage equality recently wrote: “If it weren’t for the specificity of the lyrics, you might think this video was about a couple that happened to be gay… that the story was mostly about […]
By: Phillip Brenfleck Recently, I’ve been fueling my fascination with the UK with Misfits, the E4 television series that is currently gearing up for its fourth season (or “series,” if you’re from across the pond).
By: Riley Walker This is not Nuremberg. I am not, as fun as it would be, preparing an elaborate indictment of Operation Paperclip, and I am not attempting some McCarthyist character assassination. This is Wetlands, and we’re here to talk about sex, gender, and bodies. Unfortunately, as Carol Hanisch pointed out in 1969, things like […]