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Formula 1, Human Rights, and You

What do we really mean when we talk about human rights?

by KATHRYN XU

The “Sassy Black Woman” Shouldn’t Be Your Online Persona

The normalized mimicry of Black women on TikTok has real consequences for Black women and girls offline.

by NAIMA SMALL

Are Therapeutic Robotic Pets Replacing Live Pets?

In the digital age, robotic pets have begun to replace live pets as a form of therapy and companionship.

by GABRIELLE GALCHEN

YouTuber Apology Videos: What Does It Mean to Be ‘Held Accountable’?

It takes more than a teary YouTube video to meaningfully address harm.

by JEAN PAIK

More Than Just Pizza Reviews: The End of Dave Portnoy?

A deep dive into Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports, and every reason we shouldn’t be “Stoolies”

by KATE RATNER

Brain Implants and the Future of Depression

Will the disturbing past of electroconvulsive therapy affect the success of a brain implant in treating depression?

by GABRIELLE GALCHEN

Capitalist Critique on the Big Screen

Is spectacle necessary for the popularity of anti–capitalist media? 

by JEAN PAIK

Lori Loughlin's Questionable Return to the Public Eye

After two months in prison, Lori Loughlin is ready to act like nothing happened.

by EMILY MOON

Can Celebrities Really Be Leftists?

We need more organizers like Noname. 

by REMA BHAT

Are Masks the New Protest Fashion?

Masks offer a sense of anonymity that is necessary in the age of surveillance capitalism.

by GABRIELLE GALCHEN

Gwen Stefani, the Harajuku Girls, and the Asian Pop Culture Fantasy

The fetishization of Asian aesthetics by celebrities isn't the representation we need.

by JEAN PAIK

Netflix and the Illusion of the Inclusive Workplace

The ongoing Netflix scandal provides a jarring example of how companies tokenize marginalized workers while still refusing to listen to their concerns. 

by NAIMA SMALL

Haitian Refugees: Pandemic vs Morality

How the pandemic has complicated the search for asylum

by GABRIELLE GALCHEN

What Does R. Kelly’s Conviction Mean for Black Women?

Black women had been calling out R. Kelly’s predatory behavior for decades—so how did he get away with his crimes for so long?

by NAIMA SMALL

Student Gentrification in Philly: TempleTok and 'Don't Go Past 40th'

How students contribute to negative narratives around their college neighborhoods

by KATE RATNER

Unveiling Instagram's Toxic Algorithm

Why Instagram's promotion of diet culture is a reflection of a larger, insidious epidemic

by GABRIELLE GALCHEN

Hawaii and the Harm of “Coronacations”

How vacation trips during the pandemic threaten the safety of Native Hawaiians

by JEAN PAIK

The Twin Tales of Violence in the Americas

There is a crisis of femicide in Mexico and murdered Indigenous women and Two–Spirit people in the United States. It's time we start talking about it.

by REMA BHAT

Do You Really Need a New iPhone?

It’s open season on the new iPhone, but the hunt comes at a price.

by NAIMA SMALL

Support Local Artists and Mutual Aid at the Feminist Flea Market

This flea market & craft fair is creating space for radical joy, connection, and solidarity. 

by JEAN PAIK

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