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Why Anti-Semitism Needs to be on the Social Justice Agenda

What is anti-semitism? Anti-semitism is a form of racism.  And while there are other groups of “semites”, the term “anti-semitism” was created by Germans in the 19th century specifically to refer to anti-Jewish sentiments.  For whatever reason, people insist on policing Jewish identity, appointing themselves as the ones to determine who is or is not…

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People in the World Still Hate Jews

Throughout history, leaders have attempted to both oppress and often entirely exterminate the population of Jewish people in their given area. This is not limited to the Holocaust. It includes The Crusades, The Spanish Inquisition, Purim, slavery in Egypt, just to name a select few instances.  As seen in this video from this year’s Holocaust Remembrance Day,…

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The Short-Term Relationship Between Click Bait and a Sleazy Publication

“It cannot be that bad,” an editor at Daily Beat professed when he explained they have not received any emails of messages complaining about the content of the article “How to be a Classy Female in Today’s Ever Demanding Club-Centered, Binge-Drinking, Drug Consuming Generation.” Bitchtopia already offered a direct response to the author of the…

I Still Want to be One of the Girls

The unapologetic girl-rock project, Vivian Girls, who have been outstanding female voices in music, called it quits on Wednesday, January 22nd. They announced their final shows close to their home cities, LA and New York.  While Ali Koehler, Cassie Ramone and Katy Goodman will continue to work on various other musical projects, the end of Vivian…

Sweet Streets Founder, Hi Hi Caro

Kawaii art manager extraordinaire, Caro, has been helping female artists achieve their dreams all over the world with her company, Sweet Streets.  The artists she represents have collaborated with others such as Nicki Minaj, Popples, Paul Frank, My Little Pony, and so many more. In an industry that is historically male dominated, it is an…

A Lover You Shouldn’t Have To Love

Conor Oberst’s publicist issued a statement in response to an anonymous comment left on an XOJane article about an abusive relationship with someone in a band.  The person who wrote the comment claimed that they were raped by Bright Eyes musician, Conor Oberst, 10 years ago, when they were 16 years old. Pitchfork published an…

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As an artist, I have always been drawn to “feminine” styles. Sometimes, I feel conflicted  when I enjoy making a style that is a concept molded by patriarchal ideals. What I’ve come to realize is that if I feel like it’s something I’m naturally drawn to, there’s no shame in exploring my interest. Femininity is…