April 2010

The Cost of Unfair Bail Costs

30 April, 2010 // 0 Comments

The shocking class and racial disparities in the justice system in the United States have been well documented; the fact that a Black man has a 16% chance of being imprisoned during his lifetime while a white man has a 2% chance is a pretty stark ...

Glee: Home

28 April, 2010 // 0 Comments

This week on Glee: Alcoholism, coping with loss, and…body positivity? I’ve kind of given up on discussing a lot of the problematic aspects of the show; you either think that, say, alcoholism is an acceptable subject for joking, or you ...

Social Justice Matters: Predatory Lending

28 April, 2010 // 0 Comments

While the legislative news of late has primarily focused on the health insurance law, there’s another issue which is being wrangled over in Congress at the moment which is of particular interest to me; the bill which is designed to create more ...

The Cruelest Cuts

26 April, 2010 // 0 Comments

The rumblings have been present for a considerable length of time. Two years ago, it was already evident that California was about to experience some monetary woes, and the situation has only grown worse since then. The state is in dire financial ...

Any Representation Is A Good Representation?

25 April, 2010 // 1 Comment

Glee has won a lot of awards. Several of these awards have been specifically given on the grounds of the show’s depiction of marginalised groups. A Peabody Award for ‘the musical dramedy that revolves around the motley members of a ...

It’s Unreal

24 April, 2010 // 1 Comment

I was recently talking with my tattoo artist about government policy and the way in which it seems to primarily benefit only certain people; the fact that members of the middle and upper class have the most to gain from policies which are supposedly ...

‘Why Didn’t You Report It?’

23 April, 2010 // 2 Comments

One of the myriad of unhelpful statements offered to people when they talk about their rapes is ‘did you report it,’ which will be followed by ‘why didn’t you’ if no report was filed. It’s one among a pile of ...

Glee: The Power of Madonna

22 April, 2010 // 1 Comment

This week’s episode of Glee has gotten a lot of hype because it was the eagerly awaited Madonna episode, and it was also The Feminist Episode, with Madonna being used as the vehicle for feminist empowerment and awakening! Cue swelling music! ...
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