A Review of Sexuality and Environment in Alison Bechdel’s “Fun Home”

The last page of Alison Bechdel’s graphic novel Fun Home is of a younger Bechdel jumping into the outstretched arms of her father in a swimming pool, a fully realized moment of connection that the two were often bereft of. The plot follows Alison Bechdel reflecting on her father’s supposed suicide, showcasing both her relationship […]

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Super Moms: Having it all

I grew up in a less typical American household, where my mother was the primary breadwinner. Working days and nights on end as a midwife, my mother pushed through sleepless days just to make it to school events, drive our family around, or sort through endless loads of laundry. Though, there were also many times when […]

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A Tale New and Improved

WARNING!!!!!  This post will not contain any major details that are new to the live action Beauty and the Beast, but will include some minor details that weren’t a part of the animated movie. If you haven’t seen the movie and are okay with that, keep reading! If not, you’ve been warned and should stop […]

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The Birth Control Blues

I never had to argue with my mother about birth control in high school. I suppose it was either because I was not very sexually active at the time or because I was a male and thus if I were to consume birth control, it would have likely turned my intestines into magma. Therefore, the […]

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The Working Woman

The scope of a woman’s role in most cultures, surrounds her femininity. She is seen as a symbol of motherhood, nature, fertility, and the like, while the man is often attributed with inherent machismo and titles like, “breadwinner”, even if these roles are not so. In recent years and months, issues surrounding women in the […]

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The Real Consequences of Reality TV

Reality TV is addictive and a majority of television viewers have found themselves ten episodes deep into a marathon of Keeping Up With the Kardashians, Bravo darlings such as Vanderpump Rules and The Real Housewives, or this season’s favorite show to hate, The Bachelor. It’s difficult to deny the temptation of watching as the lives […]

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