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This May Sound Sexist, But Women Are Just Better Than Men at Rock Music: A Playlist

NOTE: This list is uh not safe for the whole family. Rock represents (or at least one point did) rebellion, a pushing of boundaries beyond the mainstream. It has consistently expanded, pushing beyond itself when it was the status quo, through its sub-genres: psych-rock, punk, metal, new wave, grunge, emo while at its core remaining the same. The oppression of women and their treatment is broad and long and does not need to be discussed here–their role in rock music is more the exception than the rule with a select… Read more This May Sound Sexist, But Women Are Just Better Than Men at Rock Music: A Playlist

Big Brother 16 and why a Dating Hierarchy is Damaging

This season of Big Brother has featured your typical casting of hot young people fighting it out in a house for the duration of the summer in a battle to win 500K. As is apt to happen in these reality shows, so called “showmances” start showing up left and right where people begin pairing off in a mix of puppy love, restlessness, and strategy. This summer however, houseguest Caleb has become infatuated with Amber, the young model who has not returned his favors. He continually pressures her and advances upon… Read more Big Brother 16 and why a Dating Hierarchy is Damaging

The Hypocrisy of Beyonce and the Impossibly Skinny Disney Princess

A couple of weeks ago, I tuned into the Billboard Music Awards ceremony for a little while. During the ceremony they were honoring Beyonce for her lifetime musical achievements, showing people talking about her and her legacy. One thing that these talking heads were saying was about how great an influence she was for females around the globe. Now, I am not entirely familiar with Beyonce’s catalog of work, but this seemed like a bit of a stretch to me. I know that 2 of her hits: “Irreplaceable” and “All… Read more The Hypocrisy of Beyonce and the Impossibly Skinny Disney Princess