Tag: sexual assault

The Weinstein Mixtape

Welcome to our first Mixtape, an attempt to take all of the content I consume every day and turn it into something coherent. Man, did I pick a beast of a time to start this. The Harvey Weinstein saga envelops more people on an hourly basis (also his wife is leaving him, which pleases me more than it should). What’s different about this one – and what I hope will ultimately affect some massive societal changes – is that the players involved are celebrities. We prefer to think of Matt Damon and Ben Affleck as two hunky boys from...

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Time Takes A Cigarette

Like many people with souls, I was greatly saddened by the news of David Bowie’s death. For a few days I posted his songs on my Facebook, made him the soundtrack to my daily tasks and re-watched some of the movies and videos that either starred him or were about him. Labyrinth was among them, of course. As for many girls in my generation, the Goblin King was integral to my sexual awakening. I still think Jareth is one of the most attractive characters of all time. He was just so confident, so sexy, so oozily masculine in a...

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In Defense of a Double Standard

There are approximately 1,000 different verbal, philosophical tussles occurring in society on any given day, fueled by online rhetoric and arguments that spill into the real world. One of the most interesting to me is the #BlackLivesMatter movement. While there are dozens of angles to explore, the one I want to highlight right now is my own internal struggle with it. And that struggle is – are white people allowed to participate? When I hear about a white woman leading a workshop aiming to educate on racism, it leaves a weird taste in my mouth. Although I have extremely...

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