I’ve been at university for about six months so far, and I’ve noticed one thing comes up time and time again: people don’t like Arts kids. Science…… Read more “What’s Wrong with Arts Kids?”
Millennials get a lot of flack. That is not an opinion; it’s a fact. You can look almost anywhere on the Internet and find something bad about…… Read more “Hey, Millennials—We’ve Gotta Believe in Ourselves”
This is not about politics or parties; the world is far past that. It’s about humanity. It’s about kids being tortured because of their sexuality. It’s about women being in control of their own bodies. It’s about the freedom to walk outside and not being assaulted or harassed.
Look: I know I’m no authority on American politics. I’m a seventeen-year-old Canadian girl who’s never studied politics nor followed them closely. I don’t spend much time…… Read more “On Police and Guns”
I’m sure most of you have heard of the Stanford rape case, how a boy named Brock Turner sexually assaulted a girl known as Emily Doe in…… Read more “Oh Irony: Brock Turner and the White Male Syndrome”
(Arianna is not only one of my best friends, but she’s my resident comic book geek, writing buddy, and all-around fangirling compatriot. When she’s not working, doing…… Read more “Hydra Cap: Comic Books and Shock Value (Guest Post)”
Last Thursday night, ABC officially cancelled Marvel’s Agent Carter. When my friend texted to tell me the news, not only was I sad, but I was angry.…… Read more “Goodbye, Peggy Carter”
Look, I’m not ashamed of my intelligence, nor am I complaining about it. I am very, very grateful that I have smart parents and smart grandparents who…… Read more “Stop Calling Us the Smart Kids”
Here’s the thing: we don’t need to have a slightly-overweight-turned-lean-warrior girl searching for her kidnapped father for there to be moral ambiguity. That’s like saying a story can’t have drama in it unless there’s a love triangle, or a manuscript doesn’t have any suspense in it unless it’s a murder-mystery. The truth you’re not seeing is those dumb high school stories can be rich with moral ambiguity, too.
Instead of placing blame and discriminating against people because they believe in a religion made infamous for birthing radicals, we should focus on helping Paris heal. Saying every Muslim is a terrorist is like saying every Christian is a misogynistic white supremacist. It’s untrue and demeaning. This “us vs. them” culture that’s revealed itself so much in Paris’ aftermath is just as toxic as ISIS’ radical form of Islam.