“Skinny Bitch”: Why Skinny-Bashing is a Problematic Rising Trend

On August 4th, 2014, Nicki Minaj dropped her latest single, the immediately catchy “Anaconda,” which samples Sir Mix-a-Lot’s 1992 classic “Baby Got Back.” In the song, Minaj raps proudly about her¬†large derri√®re and all of her male suitors due to her, um, assets. The cover art (below), which shows Minaj squatting with her back to […]

The Beauty Sickness Epidemic: the Gay Male Body Archetype Discussion, Part II

When HyperReality‘s “Sam Smith and the Gay Male Body Archetype” went viral at the beginning of July, attracting nearly 150,000 views in just six days, I quickly realized that the reaction was split in two.¬†On¬†one side of the spectrum, there was an outpouring of support for Sam Smith and an understanding that media has effected […]