Post Tagged with: "Kate Riga"

Perpetuating a Cultural Standard

Perpetuating a Cultural Standard

The recent Rolling Stone article about sexual assault at the University of Virginia has sent the Internet into a raging tailspin. Again. Everyone is disgusted by the brutality, shocked at the nonchalance of the administration, disheartened by the victim’s friends’ responses. Again. The cyclical nature of the Internet’s upheaval with[Read More…]

by November 26, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Democratic Downfall

The Democratic Downfall

Tuesday night brought a sound shellacking for Democrat candidates on all levels. Dismayed Democrats looked on as state after state turned deep red. Races that pundits predicted would be neck and neck became lopsided landslides for the Republican candidates. The Senatorial contests in Kentucky and Arkansas were called minutes after[Read More…]

by November 13, 2014 3 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

The Ballad of Alison Lundergan Grimes

The 2014 United States Senate campaign season is drawing to a close. Doors have been knocked, homes have been called, debates have been scored and the polls are all over the place. The same candidate is being thoroughly trumped in some polls and resting on a comfortable lead in others.[Read More…]

by October 13, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

A Recurring Theme of Objectification

“If men don’t have to be aggressive in order to be accepted, women wouldn’t feel compelled to be submissive. If men don’t have to control, women won’t have to be controlled. Both men and women should feel free to be sensitive. Both men and women should feel free to be[Read More…]

by September 29, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Finite Incantatem: An Appeal to J.K. Rowling

“When Mr. and Mrs. Dursley woke up on the dull, gray Tuesday our story starts, there was nothing about the cloudy sky outside to suggest that strange and mysterious things would soon be happening all over the country.” From the first few paragraphs, Harry Potter got me. I was enthralled[Read More…]

by August 19, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
The Bill Clinton Effect

The Bill Clinton Effect

Sometimes, it feels like Bill Clinton never left office. His Arkansan accent and folksy charm seem like omnipresent fixtures in the political world. And from campaign stops to charity dinners, the former President is particularly adept at avoiding political irrelevance. This campaign season is no exception. Recently, Clinton has been[Read More…]

by August 12, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Wendy Davis’ Disappearing Act

Eleven hours was all it took to propel Wendy Davis (D) to political fame. Her legendary June 2013 filibuster in the Texas state Senate set off a flurry of #standwithWendy tweets, support from women’s groups and whispered speculation of Democrat strategists. A few months later, those 11 hours granted her[Read More…]

by August 4, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top

Lucy Flores and the American Dream

The story of the scrappy underdog who overcomes obstacles and rises to the top is one that is distinctively familiar to the American psyche. It’s a story we hold dear, the embodiment of the hopes and ambitions that living in this country allows us to foster: the American Dream. This[Read More…]

by July 14, 2014 0 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Title IX: Man’s Best Friend?

Title IX: Man’s Best Friend?

College campuses are hotbeds of sexual assault. As more and more frightening statistics pour in (such as the ever-unsettling one in every five women will be sexually assaulted by the end of her college career) it becomes clear just how commonplace this violence is. Superficially, a recent sexual assault case, Harris[Read More…]

by June 9, 2014 4 comments Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top
Vague on Vogue

Vague on Vogue

For most people, Vogue magazine conjures up images of glossy, glamorous models in outlandish outfits slapped with tags like “couture” and “chic.” It does not typically bring up thoughts of Hillary Clinton, the stoic, intellectual, pant-suited, seeming-antithesis to the fashionable fluff of such a publication. However, the two are very[Read More…]

by June 2, 2014 1 comment Chatter, Opinion, Opinion - Top