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A critique of modern-day heroines

And why their love stories aren’t “relationship goals”

Fifty Shades Darker, the much-anticipated sequel to the supposedly titillating erotic film Fifty Shades of Grey, came out on February 10th, and some people could not have been more excited. I’m going to be honest and say that I, too, was excited to watch it—but more out of curiosity similar to one experienced when driving…

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The Backstreet Boys and the Cheerleader Effect

Why trench coats, tight vests, and bucket hats suddenly became attractive

This week, amidst a sea of midterms, friend drama, and adult responsibilities, my mind could  focus on only one thing: How did the Backstreet Boys manage to look so sexy in absurd 1990s fashion? Let me backtrack quickly and explain how I got to be so obsessed with one of the most iconic boy bands…

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The Distinction between “Beautiful” and “Sexy”

The most random conversations can lead to incredibly profound reflections. The other day, I had an interesting dialogue with two friends of mine. We had all recently watched Suicide Squad, and obviously got to talking about the fountain of perfection that is Margot Robbie. After fangirling over Robbie, we moved on to talk about Blake…

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dungeons and disk drives

transforming your desk from drab to fab

This summer, I participated in a month-and-a-half-long internship with an international law firm. Overall, I had a fantastic experience, and I got to meet a range of interesting people. However, having only finished my first year of college, I wasn’t qualified to do much, and as a result there were times I found myself incredibly…

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get over yourself, carrie bradshaw

a critique of her stigmatization of the single woman

Carrie Bradshaw and her three friends Charlotte, Samantha, and Miranda were one of pop culture’s most admired friend groups in the late 1990s through the 2000s. “Sex and the City” was a television show that took the audience on the journeys of four single 30-something women living in New York City as they tried to…