art, Author: Eileen E., feminist art, photography

Women in the Workplace in Caroline Russell’s ‘corp.’

Caroline Russell is a Washington, D.C. artist exploring feminist issues while pushing the boundaries of the materiality of photographs. Her latest project, corp. explores how young women are hypersexualised in the workplace. Inspired by her experience at a summer job in college, when a coworker told her that her appearance was “distracting the men,” Russell was moved to investigate this sexist attitude through her art. corp. is an experiment that coalesces pornographic images with stereotypes of women in the workplace. The resulting series is confrontational and hauntingly beautiful.

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art, author: sarah q, current events, music, news, opinion, pop culture, review, Uncategorized

So I Finally Slightly Pay Attention To Modern Music And This Is How Y’all Repay Me // Thoughts On The Grammys

Yeah guys, I get it, 24K Magic is a great dance song and every time it comes on, you know everyone is going to get turnt. No disrespect to Bruno Mars, but really?

For those of you not lame enough to pay attention to outdated award shows, on Sunday night Bruno Mars won the Grammy for Album of the Year against stiff competition. Smart money was on Kendrick Lamar who, at this point, is owed several more accolades. DAMN was one of the best albums of 2017, and after his shameful snub to Faux-Country-Ivanka in 2015, we all thought this year would be the year.

But no, 24K Magic was a solid album. I mean, I preferred it when it was released in the 80’s and called Off The Wall, but no it’s cool. It’s totally fine. It’s fine.

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author: sarah q, current events, news, opinion, Personal Essay, politics

Being a Nasty Woman in a Nasty World

Last night, in my liberal complacency, I wrote a premature post congratulating Hillary Rodham Clinton for being the first woman president of the United States. I was so sure, the polls were sure, Saturday Night Live was sure; there was no way in hell this competent, qualified, hardworking public servant would lose to a brash bully who’s become the laughing stock of the world, and who’s never actually worked in politics before.

Egg on my face.

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Author: Sarah L, news, pop culture

Simone Biles: The Olympic Champion We Need.

The whole world is talking about Simone Biles. Unless you have been living under an Olympic-news-proof rock, you are probably aware that this amazing force of nature is a member of the USA Gymnastics team and has already won FIVE medals at this year’s games in Rio – four Gold, one Bronze. She and her team took the Gold in the Team All-Round, and she was the individual Champion in the Women’s All-Round, the Women’s Vault Final, and the Floor Exercise Final. She also medalled Bronze in the Balance Beam Final. Her routines are phenomenal, gravity-defying feats of strength; her camaraderie and sisterhood with her teammates is glorious; and she is already the most decorated American female gymnast in World Championships history, with 19 medals achieved on the world stage in a combination of Olympic and World Championship success.

Very very impressive. But perhaps the most remarkable thing about Simone Biles – and arguably the most important – is not the details of her success, but in her ownership of it.

 

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author: sarah q, current events, opinion, politics

A Reluctant Defence of Hillary Rodham Clinton

There are a lot of things to be critical of Hillary Clinton. I cannot stand her foreign policy, Benghazi was messy (although not entirely her fault; that attack came after 20+ years of complex foreign relations), and the email scandal was a thing that happened. That being said, between Bernie-or-Bust and Trump supporters, people clearly think that Hillary Clinton is the devil incarnate, and she has been put under a lot more scrutiny than any of her male peers. People really do not like Hillary Clinton. People don’t like Donald Trump either, but that’s typically attributed to his sexist, racist, homophobic, xenophobic statements. With Hillary, it’s harder to distil exactly why people, people of all political leanings, hate her so much.

DEM 2016 Convention

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