Posts tagged "oppression"
Highlights on the Misuse of Justice

Highlights on the Misuse of Justice

This quality of being just, impartial, or fair has, in its time, been abused as much as the marginalized people this quality should represent. These appropriations are not as publicized as infringements upon one of the values that the United States is founded should be, especially in a time when justice is being tested by...
The Endless Sunday Afternoon: Thoughts on Queer Temporality

The Endless Sunday Afternoon: Thoughts on Queer Temporality

Away from the incessant tickboxes of patriarchal-heteronormativity, away from the snide looks at weddings and whispers of ‘biological clock,’ queer time is slow and lazy, it is an endless Sunday afternoon.
We Can't Understand

We Can’t Understand

Although most of us rarely admit, the sentence, “I understand”, is the last sentence we want to hear. When on the receiving end of an “I understand” we fight to refrain from rolling our eyes and snapping “no you don’t”. But isn’t that what we’re thinking?
Is Racial Solidarity for Black Lives Real?

Is Racial Solidarity for Black Lives Real?

When I first started learning about racism in-depth and opened my eyes to the injustices around me, I was a bit too optimistic about it all. I thought that racial solidarity was easy to achieve. 1, 2, 3 and boom it’s there! I was positive that I could show solidarity to other races, especially ones...
An Infernal Madness

An Infernal Madness

    The tyrannical heat of the summer wafted through Eden’s windows and seeped into her bed sheets. She felt the adherence of the silk on her legs and little trails of sweat raced across her neck, mingling the aromatic smell of her hair with a salty sharpness.
Growing into Greatness

Growing into Greatness

  Many times, I encounter the question, What would your superpower be? My answer constantly changes. However, each time, I can’t help but remember my first answer: to be invisible.
Oppression in Context

Oppression in Context

Illustration by Ashley Amado. As a writer for such an important magazine and movement, I’ve decided that I want to discuss the medium from which we are highlighting our points: language.  The English language is a tool and a medium of expression that has immense power. With words, the intangible chaos that is human thought...