Suggested Reading  » ‘Know That You Will Screw Up’: Real Talk for New Graduates
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Suggested Reading » ‘Know That You Will Screw Up’: Real Talk for New Graduates

There’s been a lot of talk around these parts about May— the good, and the bad. But what these discussions haven’t brought up is graduation. As May comes to a close, former college seniors are flooding into the post-grad world and high school seniors are counting the days until their own June graduation. It is … Continue reading

Suggested Reading » Calling out the Implicit Racism in the ‘It gets better’ Campaign”
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Suggested Reading » Calling out the Implicit Racism in the ‘It gets better’ Campaign”

The recent launch of Dan Savage’s “It Gets Better” campaign on MTV networks is failing to gain momentum among progressives because the campaign itself is myopic. While I applaud Savage for responding to the increasing number of gay and lesbian suicides that often follow bullying and violence, the framing of this campaign gives me pause.The … Continue reading

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Suggested Reading » Jennifer Lawrence’s body: not skinny enough to play Katniss?

A baffling, infuriating trend has cropped up in reviews of The Hunger Games: critics bodysnarking on Jennifer Lawrence. “A few years ago Ms. Lawrence might have looked hungry enough to play Katniss,” writes the New York Times’ Manohla Dargis, “but now, at 21, her seductive, womanly figure makes a bad fit for a dystopian fantasy … Continue reading