The Miley Cyrus “Lookbook”

What does it say about a culture that provides its people with women’s bodies that are not only so readily accessible, but are also so easily broken apart and removed from the whole person?

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Miley The Movement

In class we discussed the self awareness and intentionality of Miley Cyrus’ recent transformation and behavior. Here is the documentary where she talks about why this is her time and what exactly she is doing. The documentary is pretty short so give it a watch. Do you feel the documentary and her explanation brought anymore…

What Should Diversity Feel Like?

Judith Ohikuare shares a piece, When Minority Students Attend Elite Private Schools, discussing the struggle minority children face among their privileged white peers. This seemed especially relevant to Amherst’s struggle for “real” diversity today. We have the numbers, but our college’s culture is still strikingly divided. Michèle Stephenson, the mother of a minority student in…

Joss Whedon Rebranding Feminism

Joss Whedon’s proposal to rebrand feminism, at the November 14th Equality Now dinner coincides with an earlier class discussion about America’s cultural desire to redefine feminism. Whedon is a widely acclaimed director praised for his portrayal of strong female protagonists, however, Whedon’s feminist reputation is frequently doubted and has been continually critiqued. The previous post…

Ride or Die

So I’m sure you all have heard of the term “ride or die”. A Ride or Die chick is a girl who would do anything for her friends, family and man. According to Urban Dictionary, a ride or die chick is “A chick that aint afraid to be down with her man she’ll do anything her…

The Wolf of Wall Street and Christmas Cheer

In the aftershock of our nation’s annual heteronormative consumerist orgy, also known as the Christmas Season, let us reflect, and recall these sage words from our dear Louis Althusser: The tenacious obviousness of the point of view of production alone, or even of that of mere productive practice are so integrated into our everyday ‘consciousness’…