Social Media Is Dying

I opened a Facebook account when I was 13 years old, following the dictated terms of service because my dad refused to let me...

Here’s a Tip, Don’t Tip Your Waiters

When many foreigners first receive their bill after eating at a New York City restaurant, two things will take them by surprise: the sky-high...

Why Do We Force Sex and Crime on Black Children?

Black children are often the victims of sexualization and violent crimes. Why do we treat them as adults, and how can we stop this predatory behavior?

Queer Bars Should Be More Inclusive

Assuming someone’s sexuality from their appearance in queer bars turns an LGBTQ safe space into an unwelcoming one.

Being Out at NYU Is an Unacknowledged Privilege

Being LGBTQ isn’t often thought of as a privilege. It is in fact, quite the opposite: there’s a reason that the straight white man...

Why Do We Portray Atheists as Broken Believers?

September means the return of school, football and twangy Green Day singles. It’s also the month when television networks dish out new shows hoping...

Don’t Be a TERF

Rest in power to Vicki Lee Jones, Maurice Stallard, Irving Younger, Melvin Wax, Rose Mallinger, Sylvan Simon, Bernice Simon, Jerry Rabinowitz, Joyce Fienberg, Richard...

I Grew Up in England. I Don’t Understand Gun Culture.

As I sat in my regular spot in a local coffee shop, my daily writing session was interrupted by yelling. It appeared that a...

There’s No Excuse For Your Compliant Ignorance

Staff writer Natasha reflects on why using a privileged background to excuse ignorance is unacceptable based on her personal experiences and privileges.

Girls’ Nights Out Turned Against Them By Club Promoters

Club promoters: everyone knows about them; many have had a personal encounter with them, but few shed light on the dark side of their...

What Do You Gain from Dismissing Popular Fiction?

It seems like these days, every literature lover I come across manages to take some time out in his or her life to criticize...

An Asian Performing Artist Erased From History

Despite the persistent stereotypes that Asian performers face, Sessue Hayakawa, a Japanese American actor, was a Hollywood leading man in the era of silent films.
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