The Fetishization of Lupita Nyong’o
Awareness / Pop-Culture

The Fetishization of Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita! I assume I’m not the only one who falls into the “oh-my-god-I-don’t-know-what-to-do-with-myself-she’s-so-beautiful” category. But it’s important consider various perspectives on the subject of Lupita’s recent visibility in the media: Black and white people, alike, are enamored with Nyong’o for what I believe, are different reasons. Blacks are proud that Nyong’o crushed it in her … Continue reading

The Oscars and the Bechdel Test
Media criticism / Pop-Culture / The Bechdel Test

The Oscars and the Bechdel Test

The media is full of news about the upcoming Oscars. The Oscars were started to award the best films and performances, with categories including “Best Picture” “Best Actor” “Best Supporting Actor” “Best Animated Film”, etc. It shouldn’t be hard for the nine films nominated for Best Picture to include a strong portrayal of women – … Continue reading

Why we’re fighting “Blurred Lines” at BU
activism / Around Boston / Awareness / Boston University / Feminism / From Your Editors / Media criticism / On Campus Issues / Pop-Culture / Rape Culture / Take the Power Back

Why we’re fighting “Blurred Lines” at BU

Enough sound bites, status updates, Tweets, and other too-brief snippets of discussion. Let’s take some time, at length, to talk through the reasons and theory behind this whole Robin Thicke thing. 1) Why is the BU community petitioning against Robin Thicke, when many other pop artists have hit songs featuring analogous misogynistic content? Continue reading

Star Wars vs. The Wizard of Oz
Being a Man / Media criticism / Pop-Culture

Star Wars vs. The Wizard of Oz

A fascinating video about how our society represents manhood and strength in general in the movies that are shown to children. Colin Stokes, the director of communications for the non-profit Citizen Schools, focuses on Star Wars (his son’s favorite movie) and The Wizard of Oz (his daughter’s) –  both famous movies featuring “a furry guy” … Continue reading

Why is Everyone Getting Naked?
Media criticism / Objectification / Pop-Culture / slut shaming

Why is Everyone Getting Naked?

Actress Rashida Jones has been getting lots of attention for her recent tweets involving the sexualization of women in the media, in which she used the hashtag #stopactinlikewhores. This week's celeb news takeaway: she who comes closest to showing the actual inside of her vagina is most popular. #stopactinglikewhores — Rashida Jones (@iamrashidajones) October 19, … Continue reading