16 articles Tag Pop culture

Troll doll: why the Barbie #unapologetic campaign sucks

Troll doll: why the Barbie #unapologetic campaign sucks

In summation, BARBIE RUINS LIVES.

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Is Miley a victim, though?

Is Miley a victim, though?

Sinead O’Connor recently wrote an open letter to Miley Cyrus, ostensibly because Miley said Nothing Compares 2 U served as the inspiration for her Wrecking Ball video. Jen Zorratti isn’t feeling it.

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Why discussing Miley Cyrus is important

Why discussing Miley Cyrus is important

Fair warning: this will be YET ANOTHER column on Miley Cyrus, so proceed accordingly. As far as SCREAMING’S Jen Zoratti is concerned, the controversy has less to do with sex and more to do with race.

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Oh good: we need more rapey songs on the radio

Oh good: we need more rapey songs on the radio

Hey, you guys! Your summer jam is probably rapey and gross! SCREAMING’S Jen is talking about Robin Thicke, of course, and his ultra-problematic (and problematically catchy) single, Blurred Lines. The title itself is a master class in subtlety.

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Feminist Taylor Swift is the best thing on the internet

Feminist Taylor Swift is the best thing on the internet

Ah, I love a good meme — especially one that skillfully combines feminist theory with pop culture. First my heart was stolen by Feminist Ryan Gosling; now it belongs to Feminist Taylor Swift.

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Concessions to the Patriarchy: ALL APOLOGIES

Concessions to the Patriarchy: ALL APOLOGIES

We ladies LOVE to apologize. Don’t believe me? Here, let’s do a SUPER SCIENTIFIC survey. Take out your phone and do a cursory scan. I bet you’ve sent/received the following texts to/from your girlfriends: “I’m so, so, so sorry, but …” “I really hope you’re not mad, but …” “Please don’t be mad at me, but …”

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