We live in a culture that teaches black students that they need to work twice as hard as their white counterparts to be seen as valuable. So how do you take care of yourself in the process?
Boobs are great, but forgetting there’s a person behind them is not. As in the case of one reader, there are times when comments on our bodies (yes, even from loved ones) are unwarranted, unnecessary, and marginalizing. And there are painful consequences to objectifying body parts associated with womanhood. To help explain why, here’s what’s not okay about these comments.
What if things don’t change? Dystopian fiction gives us an eerie idea. It’s alarmingly similar to the real world we’re living in. So how can we empathize with fictional characters and alien races, but fail to acknowledge the oppression people are facing in our own world? We can enjoy dystopian fiction, but we have to be mindful of what it is. Here’s why.