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This Picture is Not Okay

It went like this:

I woke up, went to work, and printed my screenplay with the remaining printing balance on my school account. I thought that I’d hop on Pinterest (since my stuff was taking the gestational period of an elephant to actually print) and what do I see? I see this: Continue reading This Picture is Not Okay

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Where Our Bodies Have Been

I’d like to talk about this virginity and whore complex thing that’s been going on for at least a couple hundred years (cue sarcasm). As much as I’d like to rant on and on, I’m going to keep this short and sweet because the message that we should all be receiving is exactly that. There are no frills and no footnotes. Continue reading Where Our Bodies Have Been

An Open Letter to That One 4Chan User We All Know

As I write this, I’m sure that you’re eating a bowl of Peanut Butter Captain Crunch and watching internet porn that is both grossly inaccurate and underrepresentational. I bet that you’re a ‘nice guy’ and because of that you can’t see why you’ve been repeatedly ‘friendzoned’. Obviously women owe you their bodies. They’re the prize, right? And, of course, you deserve us.  Continue reading An Open Letter to That One 4Chan User We All Know

Plastic Surgery: Body Image + Identity

The conclusion!

This is the last cosmetic surgery article for this particular series. This is an incredible topic and I’m sure that I’ll be writing about it fairly often. But this particular installment may be the most interesting, and probably the one that is more applicable towards your daily life. Continue reading Plastic Surgery: Body Image + Identity

Plastic Surgery: Botched Jobs

Part seven!

I’m sure that by now you’ve read enough to realize that cosmetic surgery is scarier than you originally thought. The projection of success stories usually covers up the number of botched jobs, keeping them out of the spotlight. Which happens to be a big problem, because we need to make informed decisions about our health and our bodies.

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Plastic Surgery: Latina Obsession with Perfection

Part four!

I’m just going to jump into this and not beat around the bush, because I find it ridiculous. There’s this new thing called ‘beauty tourism’. Heard of it? Until recently, I hadn’t, but it’s apparently rampant, with South and Central America as major destinations. Continue reading Plastic Surgery: Latina Obsession with Perfection

Plastic Surgery: Scary Similarity in South Korea

Part three!

South Korea. The Land of the Morning Calm. And soon to be known as the Land of a Thousand Doppelgangers. You thought that cosmetic surgery here in the US was intense? Oh no. We haven’t even skimmed the surface. South Korea has the highest rate of plastic surgery per capita in the world. Continue reading Plastic Surgery: Scary Similarity in South Korea

Plastic Surgery: The American Urge to Outdo

Part two!

Plastic surgery has served as a remedy for disfigurement and low-self esteem. Many now look at surgical procedures as a way to enhance beauty. We can alter anything from our scalps to our toes. But how and why do people decide on certain alterations? Does America even have a ‘type’ of beauty? Continue reading Plastic Surgery: The American Urge to Outdo