Goodbye, Peggy Carter

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. We’d talked not the night before about how much we hoped the show wouldn’t get cancelled. So now I sit here with a low-simmering rage, trying to get […]

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Stop Calling Us the Smart Kids

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 passed on their DNA on to me. I am. And I wouldn’t give that up for the world. I’m not trying to complain about it, either. But here’s […]

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#MorallyComplicatedYA

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.

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Paris

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.

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Fight, Flight, and… Photograph?

It’s not just potential fires; it’s car accidents, fights, explosions. Everyone wants to record them. Maybe it’s the six seconds (sorry, couldn’t help it) of fame it gets them. Maybe it’s that part of us that makes us slow down at car accidents and stare because secretly we love destruction. I don’t know.

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Stop Harassing Female Reporters

Paul Carson had planned to have a fun night with his family at TIFF. He took his daughters and wife to the festival so they could see the celebrities. Instead, they got a jerk shouting the infamous “FHRINP” (only this time it was FHRITA, because FHRITP was too classy for him). His fifteen-year-old daughter was […]

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