Category: Arts & Culture

both ways

Rachel, Caitlyn and Why We Can’t Have It Both Ways

  Culturally and biologically, Rachel Dolezal is blacker than Caitlyn Jenner is female. Most of my fellow liberals will not like that statement, but consistency is not popular. Ask LeBron James.   Columnist David French writes about a phenomenon I have noticed as well. There seems to be an absolute...

Caitlyn Jenner

The Reality of Caitlyn Jenner

  A Twitter bot named @she_not_he has been activated to correct users who misgender Caitlyn Jenner. Whenever users refer to Jenner in their tweets using the pronoun “he,” the bot will tweet a response reminding them to use Jenner’s now-preferred female pronouns.   I must say that when I make...

anti-hero

The Ascent of the Female Anti-Hero

The ‘man-child’ phenomenon has existed for a while — in laymen’s terms: a grown man, nearing the age of 30, who remains unacceptably reliant on others for basic life functions. Buzzfeed did the honors of compiling a list of 23 characteristics that define a man-child, perhaps at the helm, “he...

culture war

Why Conservativism Lost The “Culture War”

  In the United States, culture war generally refers to a perceived conflict between conservative and liberal values. Beginning in the 1990s, culture wars have influenced the debate over public school history and science curricula in the United States, along with many other issues.   The expression “culture war” entered...

dad bod

Is the Dad Bod really a thing?

Recently, well about two months ago to be more accurate, an article on The Odyssey that glorified “Dad Bod” went viral, brewing controversy all over the web. This even spouted response articles that accused this piece of being objectifying and sexist to both parties. What is a “Dad Bod”? USA...

Colorful Language? Keep It Classy, People

We all have those moments of utter frustration that make us spit out some of the most vulgar words we can conjure up. Sometimes it brings a wave of relief, a rush of serenity, and can make you feel like you’ve gotten your point across THAT much more. Whatever, do...

duggar

The Collapse of the Duggar House of Cards

  Josh Duggar The oldest son of the “19 Kids and Counting” family that makes its home in Arkansas, admitted to reports that he molested children, including his own siblings, as a teenager. The hypocrisy of people preaching values having a plank in their own eye is overwhelming evident as...

You Need To Balance Service With Security

We’re young and idealistic. We’ve worked assiduously to get here, and we want to balance our ambition with our compassion. As millennials, we’re fresh out of college and on the cusp of beginning the rest of the our lives. What is the future made of? It’s unclear — one day we...