Miss Representation: The Battle Between Being a Mother or a Sex Symbol

The documentary, Miss Representation, was the film I didn't know I needed. As a woman, there are many concerns and obstacles we face in an unnerving list of situations. [We] face difficulties at work, on the street, at home, and, most overtly, the media. Produced in 2011, Miss Representation echoes the sentiments of American women. Despite the year… Continue reading Miss Representation: The Battle Between Being a Mother or a Sex Symbol

The Taboo on Sex Stems from Christian Values

Although sex sells in the United States when it comes to celebrities and models, it’s almost frowned upon in regards to the average person. There’s a calmness that is associated with a Victoria Secret campaign, but there’s a shock that comes with a mother breastfeeding her child in public. The topic of sex seems to… Continue reading The Taboo on Sex Stems from Christian Values

America’s Hostility Towards the Arts

As children, we recall learning the following: multiplication logs, latitude versus longitude, and that the mitochondria is the powerhouse of the cell. We remember these just from mere repetition within a fluorescently lit classroom that smells like play dough mixed with an essence of cosmic brownies. We may dimly recollect memories of music class and… Continue reading America’s Hostility Towards the Arts

Decriminalizing Marijuana is a Civil Rights Case

On Jan. 4, Attorney General Jeff Sessions rescinded the Cole Memo, the Obama administration’s relatively passive policy on the enforcement of federal cannabis laws. While pot remains illegal under federal law, the Justice Department chief withdrew federal guidelines that limited prosecutions of businesses and individuals who sold pot in a legal manner, according to Politico.… Continue reading Decriminalizing Marijuana is a Civil Rights Case