What about Samantha Bee? The Lack of Feminist Coverage for “Full Frontal”

Hey, y’all. So, remember that story from a year ago or so when Jon Stewart left the Daily Show, and many, many people were outraged that Trevor Noah, the south African comedian, replaced Stewart’s seat instead of a woman? Remember the hashtags directed at Jessica Williams, then one of the long-standing Daily Show correspondents, to…

An Abuser is Coming to a Theater Near You

  image credit: Associated Press/Thibault Camus We know who they are. Their work and achievements have become household discussions, we fawn over their genius in academic and social circles, and we present them awards that apparently shine brightly enough to blind us when it comes to truths about them that have been overlooked. They are sexual…

Celebrities Are Not Activists, and Here’s Why

Lately, I’ve spent my precious free time reading HuffPost articles about the varying degrees of social consciousness from our favorite celebrities. Whilst perusing each article, I realized celebrities have a confusing relationship with social change. Either these people are considered beacons of social change or bigots fighting adamantly against any type of progressive action. Because the internet and other…

We Matter Because We Are People

http://ocrcc.org/the-intersection-of-sexual-violence-and-disability/ (content warning: sexual assault) With the current statistics of people that will be sexually assaulted in their lifetime in the United States, it is not difficult for one to imagine family members, friends, and acquaintances being affected. Current campaigns about sexual assault have attempted to familiarize the crime by portraying mothers, sisters, daughters, etc.…

#Oscarsostraight

https://satzhere.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/oscar_goes_to.jpg After the announcement that none of the Oscar nominated Actors and Actresses were people of color, the internet was a buzz with the hashtag, #oscarsowhite. Very important conversations were had about the problems with the representation of race in Hollywood. And although these conversations were impactful and absolutely necessary, the Academy Award’s diversity issues go…

#FreeKesha

  Photo courtesy of eonline.com In 2014 it was revealed that Kesha Rose Sebert, more commonly known as pop artist Ke$ha, had been sexually abused by her music producer, Lukasz Gottwald or Dr. Luke, for nearly a decade when she filed a lawsuit against him asking to get out of her contract with him and…

Beyoncé: Artist and Activist

http://static.vibe.com/files/2016/02/beyonce-formation-halftime-640×639.png Through the duration of my Queen B infatuation, Beyoncé has never failed to impress me with her new music. Her latest song, Formation was no exception. The video is a political statement in itself and furthers her involvement in the nation’s social justice dialogue. As she becomes increasingly engaged in these discussions with each…