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These Harvard kids are the children of entitlement and their parents are just as culpable for those memes as they are.

Harvard Rejects 10 Incoming Freshmen For Disgusting 'Dark Memes' & Holy Hell Where Are These Kids' Parents?

At least ten students from the incoming class of Harvard freshmen have had their offers rescinded for posting "dark humor" memes. These memes aren't Read...
Amy West    |   06.8.17   |   SHARE
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What happens when organic food prices out those who are struggling just to stay out of bankruptcy?

The Struggle With Fast Fashion (And Other Problems Of Privilege)

This is the thing about being poor, this kind of discernment comes at a price you can’t afford. Read...
joni edelman, RN   |   03.30.17   |   SHARE
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Finding And Losing The Pagan Community Through Activism

I wasn’t always a witch. Or a feminist. I lived a sheltered life as a child. We Read...
Bex vanKoot    |   02.24.17   |   SHARE
When you hold travel up on some kind of pedestal, you sound classist as hell. Image: Joshua Earle/Unsplash.

Your Obsession With Travel Sure Feels Classist To Me

I don’t get out much — and it’s not because I’m boring or don’t have a sense of adventure or don’t care about learning about the larger world: It’s Read...
Katherine DM Clover    |   12.21.16   |   SHARE
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On Passing Privilege & Not Belonging

For a long time, passing privilege made me feel like I didn’t deserve to call myself latino. Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   10.7.16   |   SHARE
If I could go back and tell that little girl to run, I would. I would tell her to fly. I would tell her that being fat doesn't define her. It doesn't make her any less. Image: Thinkstock.

Once The "Fat Kid," Always The "Fat Kid."

Looking back at childhood photos now is bittersweet. In the moment the camera caught, I'm always smiling, but I wasn't always a happy child. I was Read...
Christine Stoddard    |   08.5.16   |   SHARE
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We are all different, as we come from different backgrounds, experience different hardships, and come to have different perspectives on the world. Image: Thinkstock.

Saying “We Are All The Same” Will Not Unite Us

As much as you want to believe people are all the same, we don’t have the luxury of being seen as the “default” in the same way white, straight, cis Read...
Matt Joseph Diaz    |   08.5.16   |   SHARE
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 There’s a certain irony to it, in my experience, since this means we are constantly bombarded with “how to get over” that ex, but aren’t really guided — by family, social circles and other institutions, or media — on how to deal with “getting over” a friendship.

Friend Breakups Can Hurt As Much As Romantic Breakups

In a culture focused on the importance and superiority of romantic attraction and relationships — a culture aromantics might call alloromantic- Read...
Denarii Monroe    |   08.3.16   |   SHARE
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