1) Raising your hand too much in class. Feminist writer Lily Myers asked “five questions in genetics class today and all of them started with the word ‘sorry’.” And why shouldn’t she? There is such thing as a stupid question and the chances that none of the five fit into […]
The picture above is by Dread Scott, an activist and artist whose chosen mediums include everything from performance to graphic design. This specific piece of artwork is called– not surprisingly – “HATE.” What struck me first was the uncanny resemblance it has to the familiar pop-culture icon we all know and love– […]
In these turbulent political times, many have reconsidered the place of high profile awards ceremonies in American culture and society. Few critics, however, seem to note that the Academy Awards has historically operated on a troubling dual message.
In 2006, my family moved into a brownstone in Harlem, New York. Though I was young, I remember other family members being skeptical about the decision. They questioned my parent’s choice to live in the ‘sketchy’ and supposedly dangerous neighborhood. For years, my parents and I were met with the […]
“Calling all poets and visionaries,” read the post on Instagram. It was a Saturday, and my friend and I had taken a trip to New York to explore for the weekend. She had been scrolling through her feed when she found the post on one of those creative, feminist, empowerment […]
You can’t miss the signs all across campus – at Penn, February is Power Down month. Throughout the month, the Penn Green Campus Partnership has been partnering with groups across campus to host events that bring awareness about the simple ways everyone can reduce their energy footprint. This will culminate […]
The Super Bowl is the American spectacle. Every year, this event reveals what is important to the American public. Besides testosterone, alcohol, and cash, Lady Gaga’s halftime show has received an enormous amount of attention since Sunday night.
Less than 24 hours after Donald J. Trump was sworn in as the 45th President of the United States, millions of people across the world took to the streets to march in support of women’s rights, LGBTQ+ rights, immigration reform, environmental protection, and religious freedom, among other socially pressing issues. […]
Men – it’s time we addressed gender inequality in America without using a certain coordinating conjunction.
4/8/15 – Pine Ridge, South Dakota When I stepped out of the tiny airport in Rapid City, I felt culture shock; I’ve never seen so much nothing. Now in the car, the yellow grasses fly by in a blur as rock formations roll on like waves. This place is unlike […]