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ways to help the world while looking at cute dogs and art

ways to help the world while looking at cute dogs and art

Two very excellent shoutouts today! Both are fun ways to help the world. So you don’t have a real excuse not to. 1. Alexandria Animals Photo Calendar Contest So the Alexandria Animal Welfare League is holding a photo contest for cute animals. Go over there and vote on the best animals, for a small donation. The(…)

things i have posted in my high school alumni facebook group vs. reality

things i have posted in my high school alumni facebook group vs. reality

Every few months, the “class coordinators” for my alma mater, a K-12 private school outside Washington DC, ask all of us for updates on our lives that they can put in the alumni magazine. And so every few months, we ask ourselves, “How can I make myself sound happiest and most successful without lying outright?”(…)

on banning bossy

on banning bossy

So Sheryl Sandberg, the patron saint of leaning in, has handed down a new commandment from the mount: Ban “bossy”. (I had to convince myself not to write “excommunicate ‘Bossy’ from your vocabulary.” A holy trinity of inconsistent religious imagery! Apparently poorly-constructed figurative devices give me a weird thrill today.) When I heard about this,(…)

the world is not a game of kill marry fuck

the world is not a game of kill marry fuck

News flash: You’re allowed to like the people that you choose to have sex with. I know, I’m just a rebellious pioneer of novel concepts. Apparently, though, someone needs to say it. There seems to be this idea flying around that “the women you fuck” are meant to be women you vaguely detest. At least,(…)

52 racist things about this “asian girlz” music video

52 racist things about this “asian girlz” music video

The typeface. The first nine notes. “You’re my asian girl,” as a refrain, in general. (It’s not like saying “Ooh my brown-eyed girl,” which is just describing the girl and one of her nice qualities. Instead, “You’re my asian girl” is basically saying “I like you because of your ethnicity and if you leave I’ll(…)

a series of reappropriated poetry: what it means to be a girl

a series of reappropriated poetry: what it means to be a girl

This is the third and final in “A Series of Reappropriated Poetry: Derived mainly from Bilboard 100 and American Top 40,” a series of guest posts/poems by Shreena T, Brown ’16. what it means to be a girl You make me wanna act like a girl Paint my nails and wear high heels I’ve got(…)

i’m sorry, white american male

i’m sorry, white american male

I’m sorry, white American male. Suzanne Venker is right. I’ve been oppressing you. With all my murky intentions and feminist ends, I forgot to look out for your rights. My bad, white American male. I’m sorry. I’ve been representing you unfairly in the media. Every day, you have to see one-dimensional and offensive representations of your gender(…)