Category Archives: News & Politics

A Difference in Declarations: On Miley Cyrus’ VMA Performance

Like much of the Internet, I was among the many who were rather confused and taken-aback by Miley Cyrus' performance on the 2013 VMAs.  Lacking cable, I saw it roll out in articles and gifs before I saw the video clip from MTV, but it was nonetheless still pretty shocking.  However, there's a difference between "shock factor" and being "bothered" by the imagery.  You can have plenty of shock factor - "I can't unsee/unknow this!" - and not be bothered at all really.  While I didn't care for the Read more [...]

The Wide Spectrum of Life: A Pro-Choice Perspective

I posted this quote on my Facebook from the Texas State Affairs Hearing on HB 2: "Tell me, where does pro-life stop and start? Does pro-life stop when a child is born?" -Rep. Sylvester Turner I don't think there are simple answers to either side of the situation, but I think it's important to move the discussion of life beyond a child being carried to term.   By posing this question, Rep. Turner is presenting and highlighting the rhethorical and real-life complexities related to the decision Read more [...]