Category: Culture

The Problem with ‘Grace & Frankie’

By J.D. ECARMA Netflix’s “Grace & Frankie” is a breath of fresh air in many ways. The title roles are played by Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, reuniting decades after “9 to 5,” the...

5 Movies That Always Leave Me Hopeful

By J.D. ECARMA I always come back to movies. Stories help when I’m going through something hard and it’s as much as I can do to get through everyday existence. Movies obviously aren’t a...

I’m Not Your Average Feminist

By AMANDA ELLIOTT When I was growing up in the upstate of South Carolina, my impressions of feminists and the feminist movement began and ended with man-hating angry women burning bras in the streets....

The Women Who Didn’t March

By J.D. ECARMA Photos courtesy of KATE BRYAN A few days before the historic Women’s March on Washington, organizers decided to cut the partnership of New Wave Feminists, a Dallas-based nonprofit comprising women who...

In Defense of Safe Spaces

By J.D. ECARMA It’s honestly a shame that “safe space” has come to signify college students who want to shut down productions of “The Vagina Monologues” for allegedly being triggering and transphobic. Safe spaces are...