More choices for women on Halloween

Happy Halloween, everyone! Popular television/fashion icon Kim Kardashian debuted on Instagram and Twitter one of her possible Halloween costumes for this year’s many extravagant Halloween parties. In the pictures she is decked out in a tight, full-length body suit with a pair of animal ears and stiletto heels. What’s she supposed to be? She’s a… Continue Reading →

Going Green: In praise of Laci Green and sex positivity

Can we please acknowledge how amazing Laci Green is?! If you don’t know about Laci Green, I am here to inform you. She is a sex-educating, YouTubing, social justice advocating, body-positive, and ass-kicking human being. Or, in her own words: “I’m Laci, 22[-year-old] peer sex educator & YouTuber from San Fran. I make videos to… Continue Reading →

Katy Perry for Pop Chips: Is food even about flavor anymore?

It seems Pop Chips has gotten a fresh face for its new ad line. Within the past month, Katy Perry has begun to promote the all-natural potato snacks, popping up on billboards around the country. Unfortunately, as much as I’d love to endorse anything Katy Perry-related, these recent ads promote unhealthy rhetoric that perpetuates diet-obsessed… Continue Reading →

The Mindy Project: unoriginal, yet unprecedented

Sassy, successful single seeks soulmate? Been there. Seen that. The Mindy Project? Let’s just say it’s complicated. Don’t get me wrong, I love Mindy Kaling. Her book Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? was delightful. It was relatable, smart, funny, and quietly empowering in its own way. Her audiobook version was pure gold. That’s why… Continue Reading →

Celebrities are people, too… or are they?

More and more, celebrities are taking to social media to convince us that they are people, too. Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and more have become the new platforms via which huge stars can undermine the paparazzi and post details of their “real” lives. Yes, those are quotes around the word “real.” This year’s Emmy Awards brought… Continue Reading →

Pitch Perfect: fat-friendly, fat-phobic

I was excited to see the movie Pitch Perfect, based solely on my love of a capella and a single clip from the trailer. The clip shows Australian actress Rebel Wilson introducing herself as “Fat Amy.” “You call yourself Fat Amy?” another character asks, and she replies, “Yeah, so twig bitches like you don’t do… Continue Reading →