In the Name of Love

“Do what you love” disguises the fact that being able to choose a career primarily for personal reward is an unmerited privilege, a sign of that person’s socioeconomic class. Even if a self-employed graphic designer had parents who could pay for art school and cosign a lease for a slick Brooklyn apartment, she can self-righteously bestow DWYL as career advice to those covetous of her success.

Amber Rose, Feminism, and Contemporary Pop Culture

On Saturday October 3rd, 2015 Amber Rose held her widely anticipated Slut Walk in Los Angeles. And while I was of course expecting some negativity, I was in no way prepared for the hateful commentary and backlash that ensued. Feminist backlash–which involves a direct, explicit refutation of feminism as misguided and bad for women [1] is…

Is Instagram The New Breeding Ground For Body Shamers?

When I was 17, I was stupid enough to give a friend of mine who was trying to lose weight this advice “nothing tastes as good as skinny feels.” This was stupid for a number of reasons but the three most important ones were 1) I had always been naturally skinny and had never experienced…