The year is 2015. The trailer for The Force Awakens has just dropped. The reaction is overwhelmingly positive, except for one major thing— some people (re: racists) are mad a black man has a leading role in a Star Wars film. John Boyega, the actor who plays Finn, has dealt with racist hate for nearly [...]
Why Does the Internet Love Bullying Demi Lovato?
I have been a Demi Lovato fan since 2007, when she starred on a Disney Channel short called As the Bell Rings. I’ve been here for a while. During this time, I’ve noticed that the internet has a bizarre fascination with tearing her down. This became especially prevalent after her first stint in rehab and [...]
Hot Takes on The Weeknd Controversy, Cassandra Clare’s Lawsuit, Drag Kids, and More
We’re only halfway through January and so many things have already happened. Perhaps that statement seems obvious, but it seems awfully early in the year for me to already be writing one of my patented many-opinions pieces (not actually patented). And yet, here we are. This’ll probably take a hot minute, so let’s just cut [...]
Dear LGBT Community
I know, I know. You see a title like this and immediately have war flashbacks. So many non-queer people have written or filmed open letters to the LGBT+ community. These missives are filled with the hottest of takes and are often tone-deaf or hyper-focused on a particular letter (usually the T). It’s exhausting. But I [...]
Take Takedown: Into’s Bizarre Read of Ariana Grande’s “Thank U, Next” Music Video
Hoo boy, did I see the hottest of hot takes today. This past week, Ariana Grande released the music video for her latest single “thank u, next.” It pretty much immediately became one of the most watched videos on YouTube of all time. In the video, Grande pays homage to four of her favorite movies: [...]
I’ve Been Thinking Again and I Have More Opinions
Uh oh. Is this another opinion piece about various, unrelated topics? You bet it is. I know what you’re thinking. “A woman with opinions? Burn her at the stake!” While you may be right, you’ll never take me alive. Obviously, if you read my blog, you care about what I have to say. So, despite [...]
Stuff I’ve Been Thinking About Lately
Once again, I'm lagging behind in posts. I just haven't had any time to write. However, since my last post, several things have occurred that I have opinions on. Instead of spreading all those out into their own posts, I'm going to discuss them all here in one big collection of thoughts. And so, in [...]
Rita Ora’s “Girls”: An Insensitive Act of Fetishization or Innocent Act of Personal Expression?
Look, I don’t pretend to be an expert on WLW culture or values. I only figured out I’m a lesbian six months ago. When it comes to a lot of our hot button issues, I haven’t yet entered my dog in that race. I know how I feel when I feel it, and that’s it. [...]
Why Do the Kids Love John Mulaney?
If you spend even .5 seconds on the internet, chances are you’ll see a reference to John Mulaney. Even more likely, it’s coming from either a Millennial or a Gen Z kid. Among those kids who make constant references to John Mulaney is me. Hello, do you have time to talk about our Lord and [...]
Check Your (View on) Privilege!
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about how I define social privilege and the way it’s currently viewed in the social justice community. And… I don’t think I agree with the take social justice warriors and other “woke” people have on the subject. In this current climate, having any sort of social privilege (whether that [...]