Shape of Abuse

You know, The Grammy’s almost had me fooled. As I watched my favorite musicians smile and wave upon entry, white #TimesUp roses in tow, I thought this awards ceremony would be a solid progression in keeping the movement relevant, giving the collective statement against sexual abuse the respect it deserves. Red carpet interviews were directed…

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MY JAWBREAKERS WOMEN OF THE YEAR

What. A. Year. The voices of 2017 were anything but quiet. I consider this a year of so much passion, courage and expression for women. As 2017 comes to a close, and we reflect upon peaks and pits, I wanted to celebrate women that really did it this year. Here are the females in media that made…

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Corey Haim’s Rapist Finally Identified

It’s a rainy day in Southwest Virginia. I woke up with the aching residuals of a chest cold and a gruff mood that carried into lunchtime. The wet air outside hung like a warning, not a smile in sight. As I reclined for a moment to check news updates, I expected stories that matched the…

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Femininity Doesn’t Limit Your Intelligence

Yesterday I decided to snack on some cookies during break at my internship with a fellow intern. My mom sent me back to school with Pumpkin Spice Milanos from fall break, and I stashed them in my car for a snack emergency such as this. I casually offered my colleague a cookie and she shook…

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The News About Harvey Weinstein Isn’t Shocking

I often think about Hollywood as America’s Chocolate Factory. The outside world sees its glittering, golden towers from afar and aches for a peek of what it’s like on the inside. We consume its chocolates– the feature films, the television shows, the rep carpets, the celebrities– like a swarm of Charlie Buckets, full of delight…

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Kylie and Khloé Might Be Pregnant & You Should Mind Your Business

The devil may work hard, but Kris Jenner works harder. Seriously, Keeping Up turned 10 the same week not one– but TWO– sisters garnered major pregnancy rumors. There are no coincidences under Kris’ reign. And while nothing is confirmed by the family themselves, everywhere from TMZ to People Magazine is reporting, in confidence, that Kylie Jenner and…

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The Media Spiral & How It Got Us Here

Picture an elementary-level drawing of a tornado. Anyone with a pen could accurately begin with wide loops or squiggles at the top, decreasing in size until it reaches a slim base. If you’ve ever witnessed tornado footage, or perhaps the way the toilet flushes, you can understand a spiral continuously winds until it reaches a…

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Revenge Porn and Rob Kardashian

One evening around 2009 or 2010, I was piddling around on my Dell Ispiron like any other middle schooler my age. I basically had to teach myself internet safety, often fast-clicking out of phishing websites and discovering the seedier parts of the internet upon accident. A site my friends and I loved at the time…

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We Built Sandcastles

There’s plenty happening on the Carter-Knowles home front. No one knows completely for sure, but it is essentially confirmed that Beyoncé gave birth to her twins very recently. While the birth of the near-royalty twins is exciting news, the media seems to have all eyes on Jay-Z, who recently released his newest album, 4:44. The reviews for the…

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Who’s Worse?

Hatfields and McCoys. Capulets and Montagues. Bette Davis and Joan Crawford. Throughout history, our society has held dear a good feud. A classic catfight usually consists of two parties, each at odds over words, actions and, more often than not, hearsay. Increasingly, modern media rejoices when celebrities, particularly female ones, throw shade in the direction…

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