Was Lupita Nyongo’s “beauty” a personal struggle or social award?

Lupita Nyong’O said, “you cant eat beauty,” but today, beauty sure does affect how much you eat. The problem is that this beauty is not a personal struggle: Though we might struggle till we become beautiful, that resolution comes from the endorsement of those with the power to do so. What can we observe about Lupita Nyong’O’s hollywood journey to think deeply about how we label beauty before it is fed to us on magazine covers?

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Creeped out by the “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” Lyrics

Lately I’ve noticed that “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” is kind of like the “Blurred Lines” of Christmas songs.  It’s super catchy, but when you really listen to the lyrics, it’s kind of creepy.  First of all, it’s about a man trying to convince a woman to stay over.  She keeps saying no, but he won’t…

Of all the posts about Beyonce…

This one definitely has the best comments!! Judging from our class discussion, we seem interested in this significant debate about the capitalism interrupting Beyonce’s ‘fight” (or not) for women’s rights. In this article, “The problem with BeyHive Bottom Bitch Feminism,” some of my problems are clearly articulated. However, this blog post is like a million…

Yeah, it’s hard for a (Nigerian) girl: Chimamanda Adichie talks feminism & femininity

I thought it would be interesting to watch this video especially with the theme of girl power international relations. In the video called “We should all be feminists,” she aims to dispel the undeserving stereotype that “feminazism” is the basic nature of feminism; to show how that sort of perception is the product of a gaze rather than intention. Instead, she calls out to every individual to carefully rethink discriminatory actions/words of women labelled “Feminazis” on a blind vicious journey to extinct all males. (Again, Pat Robertson, no one wants to kill their children. Those are savages, not feminists)