R. Kelly’s predation, the enduring violence against black women, and Princeton’s de facto complicity
Needless to say, the white power structure in this country has often been profoundly eager to criminalize and incarcerate black men – except, curiously, when black men have been credibly accused of harming black women. Such white moral indifference is partly why Kelly has escaped scrutiny for his misconduct for so long.
If the principal reason for the Honor Code is deterrence, you have to take “Honor” out of it.
Despite X’s brutality, for a generation of young people who have experienced debilitating levels of depression and anxiety as well as a staggering, increasing suicide rate, X was a disturbingly fitting generational spokesmen.
“A Star Is Born” is an emotional masterpiece. The film documents the tragic love story of Ally and Jack, two musicians played astoundingly by Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper. Jack — an aging, severely depressed, hearing-impaired, washed-up, alcoholic rock star who dabbles in coke and pills when the booze can’t get the job done — meets Ally, a slightly younger, existentially restless waitress.
If Bicker has any point, it is to determine — often baselessly — who would be a good social “fit” for a club’s culture.
Although Eminem is a remarkable artist, his music is intensely misogynistic and homophobic, exuding a paranoid, desperate masculinity that feels as if it is always on the brink of emasculation.
As much as it is politically taboo to criticize “the American people,” President Donald Trump is simply a product of the hatred and ignorance of much of the country’s electorate. At a time when national unity is vital, we must first address why such unity is so hard to achieve.
Ariana Grande and Pete Davidson are at the front of the line for those who need and deserve sexual and emotional healing.
One day, Kavanaugh’s two daughters — like many children — will hold their father to account and ask him if he is the “good” man he now claims to be.
Brett Kavanaugh, accordingly, is a product of an elite American subculture that privileges those who can claim a hegemonic, heteronormative masculinity. While we can’t expect the U.S. Senate to hold Kavanaugh and others accountable for their misogyny, we can and must strive to empower women and men to assert their worth and express their identities outside of the imprisoning dictates of our masculine world.