Stop Glorifying Men for being Mediocre

There is nothing sexier than a bigot, amiright ladies? Blake Shelton was recently chosen as this year’s ‘sexiest man alive’ by People magazine, and for a solid second we all wondered how many beautiful men had to die to make this possible. We are not sure what standards are used to determine which man deserves this title, but they obviously do not care much about … Continue reading Stop Glorifying Men for being Mediocre

White People Don’t Get to Define Racism

By Kassel Franco Garibay Not for the first time, this week I had a white straight man try to define my experience as a Mexican living in the United States for me. Over the last year and a half, I have had men make assumptions about what it is like to be a young Mexican woman studying abroad in the U.S. While some assumptions are … Continue reading White People Don’t Get to Define Racism

White People Got Some Nerve

Once more, white people have provided the perfect example of abuse of privilege. The University of Hartford has been under fire this past week after a white freshman student bragged on Instagram about poisoning her black roommate. Chennel “Jazzy” Rowe decided to move out, and immediately after her roommate Brianna Rae Brochu took to Instagram to write a caption that said: “Finally did it yo … Continue reading White People Got Some Nerve

Harper Lee Did Not Die for this Shit

Earlier this month a public school in Biloxi, Mississippi, pulled “To Kill a Mockingbird” from their eighth grade reading list. This is not the first time that Harper Lee’s 1960 novel has been banned from schools–in some cases the actual copies of the book have even been removed from the libraries. The school’s reasoning behind this decision is that the content of the book “makes … Continue reading Harper Lee Did Not Die for this Shit

Why National Coming Out Day is a Straight Holiday

Coming Out is a dangerous and detrimental social construct created by and for the pleasure of straight people. National Coming Out Day is a cheap and shallow opportunity for self-declared allies to litter social media with their support for the queer community. Our society is inherently heteronormative, which often makes queer people feel like they’re being dishonest just by existing. This can cause young queer … Continue reading Why National Coming Out Day is a Straight Holiday

President Trump Needs To Work On His Throw

By Kassel Franco Garibay Matthew Yglesias from Vox wrote an on-point article about what Puerto Rico means in the context of a Trump administration. Yglesias’ message is concise, strong and utterly terrifying: a real crisis has risen, and the current President of the United States is unable to handle it. Hurricane Maria left quite a lot of devastation in its wake. It knocked out the … Continue reading President Trump Needs To Work On His Throw