On June 1 2014, after volunteering to give her a ride home, a 17-year-old boy assaulted a 16-year-old girl. The two left Tulsa park in Oklahoma, where they had been drinking with friends. The girl was brought to her grandmother’s home still unconscious, and was promptly taken to the hospital. A series of tests were… Continue reading Oklahoma court says drunk girl forced to have oral sex wasn’t raped, sparks controversy
Society has experienced change, and with these changes comes good news and bad news. The good news: society has begun to incorporate realistic body types in the media. The bad news: the “realistic body types” now in the media still fail to accurately represent the titled “women’s plus-size” group. In the fashion world, a size… Continue reading Fashion industry labels size 8 “plus size,” sparks controversy
Every year, we wear jeans with a purpose. We support survivors, and educate ourselves and others about sexual assault. Denim Day has become a symbol of protest against erroneous and destructive attitudes about sexual assault and rape.
After the recovery of an iPhone belonging to one of the attackers of the San Bernardino shooting on December 2, 2015 which killed 14 people, a federal court ordered the multinational technology company to help the F.B.I. unlock the password-protected device on February 15. The F.B.I. demanded Apple create a version of the iOS software… Continue reading F.B.I. versus Apple
A wise man once said, “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” That wise man was Martin Luther King, Jr. The month of February is devoted to celebrating and commemorating black historical figures like King, whose lives they spent fighting racism, and overcoming obstacles where they feared being… Continue reading Black History Month: What Martin Luther King, Jr. fought for is still relevant today
For a long time now, the United States has been a place where different people, styles, and cultures have mixed and fused. This country is a melting pot, essentially. This “melting pot” has allowed for different people with different appearances and practices to rub off on each other. If someone grows up in a diverse… Continue reading The Difference Between Cultural Appropriation and Cultural Appreciation
Imagine being frustrated with generalizations that are meant to describe you, but really don’t. Imagine experiencing being asking to focus on one single aspect of who you are, and nothing else. Imagine being denied a platform to express yourself, or being overshadowed by others who don’t understand your struggles or their own privileges. Many feminists… Continue reading The Difference Between Intersectionality and White Feminism