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Glamdemon2004 Doesn't Care What You Think About Her

Viral TikToker Serena Shahidi tells us all about how she navigates romance and the patriarchy, on and off screen.

by MEHEK BOPARAI

When K–Pop Meets Nazism

It isn't the first time Nazism has infiltrated K–Pop. 

by KATHRYN XU

The Lack of AAPI Representation in a Cabinet that “Looks Like America”

President Biden’s lack of AAPI representation in his cabinet is a slap in the face to a community that helped elect him. 

by KIRA WANG

Badass or Bitch?

The fate of the femme fatale in the 21st century

by GABRIELLA RAFFETTO

The Grind Never Stops, Even in Our Sleep

Revenge bedtime procrastination is another reason why self–care shouldn’t be a luxury.

by JEAN PAIK

We Need to Condemn Anti–Asian Violence, But Not Through More Policing

Relying on racist and oppressive systems won't keep our communities safe. 

by JEAN PAIK

69th Street: How Sex Un–Education Fails to Prepare Us for Intimacy

In this edition, Focus writer Gabs Raffetto discusses how a lack of sex education in high school left her overly reliant on television for advice.

by GABRIELLA RAFFETTO

A Pandemic Within the Pandemic: The Rise of Digital Abuse During COVID–19

How the virtual era has created new forms of harm, and what Penn should be doing to address it

by EMILY WHITE

Why Do Rom–Coms Think Only White People Fall in Love?

Hollywood systematically underrepresents BIPOC. 

by REMA BHAT

Angelina Moles (@fiercefatfemme) on the Journey to Fat Liberation

Angelina discusses her experiences with medical fatphobia, eating disorders, and self–acceptance.

by EMILY WHITE

Keeping Up With the Conways

Claudia Conway shouldn’t be considered a Gen Z hero—she’s just a teenager trying to navigate the realities of her abuse. 

by KIRA WANG

The Stock Market Has Always Been a Game. Now Gen Z Is Learning To Play.

WTF is going on with the stock market right now?

by MEG GLADIEUX

It's Time to Move Past Choice Feminism

Mainstream feminism is preventing our liberation from the patriarchy. 

by REMA BHAT

Stitch it to the Patriarchy Marks a New Epoch in Activist Fashion

The women–owned small business is changing the community from the ground up, one embroidered sweater at a time.

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

The Madonna–Whore Complex Puts Women in Danger

The dichotomy of "pure" versus "sexual" can harbor serious consequences for women. 

by REMA BHAT

The Anti–Vax Movement, Explained

Anti–vaxxers have been in the public sphere since the 1800s, but today, they have a new weapon in their arsenal: social media.

by AIDAH QURESHI

Anti–Asian Racism in the NBA and the Plague of Transactional Activism

How Jeremy Lin's career highlights our flawed discussions of anti–Asian racism in the NBA. 

by KATHRYN XU

Dear Penn: Call Donald Trump Out By Name

Penn’s statement on the Capitol riots isn’t just disappointing, but also dangerously validating. 

by KIRA WANG

What's in a Name?

Exploring the 2020 referendum to change Rhode Island's name

by JILLIAN LOMBARDI

The Year of Apoliticism: How 2020 Has Made Apathy Easy

As 2020 finishes burning, we turn to Holden Caulfield to understand why it was so easy not to care.

by AAKRUTI GANESHAN

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