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LGBT+ teens cannot be fixed, stop trying

Often referred to as “praying away the gay,” conversion therapy, or reparative therapy, is the practice of attempting to convert LGBT+ teens into heterosexuals. There is no scientific proof to conversion therapy, it’s just a result of bigoted and frequently religion-fueled homophobes. In 2001, the Surgeon General issued a report …

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Let’s Talk About It: Burnbook

Inspired by the Burn Book in Mean Girls, Burnbook the app is horrible and needs to be eliminated. Personally, I refuse to clutter my phone memory by downloading it, but apparently it’s all the craze. From the description in the app store, it’s basically an anonymous app that creates a …

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Meninists: who they are and why to avoid them

A new, slightly bewildering  fad has become popular among young men recently called “meninism.” The term seemingly stemmed from a twitter account called @MeninistTweet, bearing a disclaimer saying the account is a parody. Unfortunately, sexism is still sexism, whether someone means it as a joke or not, and something about the …

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Objectification of women in the media

Commercials: the bane of society’s existence. Whether it is the overly catchy tune, the unlikely plot line (or rather lack there of), or a random interpretation of celebrities, advertisements all succeed in producing exasperated groans and eye-rolls. The thing about ads is not that they are played far too often. …

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Do You Believe in Love?

For thousands of years, human beings have been trying to understand love. It is the great unknown, unpredictable and unquantifiable, and there seems to be no way to define this enduring enigma. To try and control something as inexplicable as love seems ridiculous, even laughable, yet this is what laws …

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Reflections On Yahoo by Vivek Monteiro

Today when  someone asks us a question we do not know the answer to, what do we say? “Google it.” This term may not necessarily always be referring to google.com itself, but it is evident that Yahoo! has lost the monopoly it once held as premiere search engine. Yahoo, a …

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Who Let the Dogs Out

They are everywhere. They share our homes, our beds, our seat on the couch. They come in all shapes and sizes, colors and temperaments. They can be calm and they can be high-strung, but one trait is universal throughout them all: they are man’s best friend. Almost every child in …

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