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The Fourth of July, or what I like to call, the holiday where I take a day off to eat BBQ, drink margaritas, and wear primary colors, is one of my favorite days of the year. It goes without saying that this is not because I feel inclined to celebrate a bunch of white guys in wigs and the beginning of colonial America. As a matter of fact, neither do I enjoy U.S. patriotism nor do I believe that this phrase provides any security to the majority of Americans: "We ... Read More
You know how straightwhiteboystexting.tumblr.com has become the perfect response to any and all Tinder creeps that demand nudes? Lily Allen has crafted the perfect equivalent to shutting down internet trolls. Her new video for the song “URL Badman” literally had me laughing out loud and totally clicking with her descriptions of these goons. Not to mention, the song is catchy as hell. Allen’s critique on the hypocrisy of internet hate ... Read More
The 4th of July is right around the corner. Americans across the country are breaking out the barbecues, stocking up on red, white, and blue paraphernalia, and trying to find the best vantage point from which to view the fireworks. (I recommend finding a friend who lives in a tall apartment building and hanging out on their roof.)  Now, I love a celebration as much as anyone, but I think it’s important that we remember that, much though we’d like ... Read More
High-quality, long-lasting and local--the qualities we know every good product should have. So how come we as a nation continue to buy things that are far from that description?  The Made in America Project ponders this question. "Many designers and manufacturers are overcoming business challenges and pressures to outsource. They, along with consumers, value what has steadily diminished," say founders Micha Thomas and Jaime Lawson. "We believe their stories ... Read More
Last weekend, A Voice For Men, an online male activism site which was mentioned in the 2012 Southern Poverty Law Center intelligence report about misogynistic sites, hosted the first ever International Conference on Men’s Issues. Yep. Activists of all genders gathered to talk about the oppression of males in our society.  I’m honestly not sure how to react to this. I spend all day every day blogging about the oppression that women face on a ... Read More
Need a new party anthem? Angel Haze paired up with producer Nacey for “I Own It”, a summer jam that is definitely Project X-worthy; think of it as a hyped up version of “Young, Wild, & Free." Haze totally punches on the track with both speedy rap verses and nursery rhyme style hooks. She totally (ugh I already hate myself for typing this) owns it.   Though the track came out a month ago, it has recently been making the rounds again with ... Read More
I’ve been pretty angry over the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision and I’m not alone. It seems like every time I refresh my Facebook news feed, there’s a new article describing how unjust the ruling was or personal stories of women that can be affected by this decision.  Today, I was instead treated to the song form of Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s 35-page dissent of the anti-contraception decision. The tune is pretty awesome. And ... Read More
Pastel locks are a summer staple. Even people living under a rock know this is true. And recently, one of my favorite writers for Refinery29, Gabrielle Korn, recently wrote a piece entitled “What Pastel Hair Means for Women of Color.” As a Latina, my hair has always been subject to approval by family members, friends, and even strangers. And since I often times pass as white, my hair is sometimes the only attribute capable of signaling that I am not ... Read More
When you think of the stereotypical computer technician what usually comes to mind? If you’re like me, you’re probably imagining some sort of nerdy Bill Gates look alike with wire-rimmed-glasses and a meager waistline. In today’s world, people rarely seem to associate women with these types of jobs. In fact, if you take the time to do a Google Images search for “computer technician” you won’t find a single picture of a ... Read More
Justum Mateen, the co-founder and chief marketing officer of the company behind the popular dating app Tinder, has been suspended pending further investigation of the sexual harassment lawsuit filed on Monday by Whitney Wolfe, the former vice president of marketing for the app.  Wolfe states that she endured more than a year of inappropriate comments from Mateen and CEO Sean Rad before they finally drove her from the company.  According to the suit, ... Read More
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