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VI. WAP: Women Admiring Their Sexual Power

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VI. WAP: Women Admiring Their Sexual Power

WAP by Cardi B featuring Meg Thee Stallion, one of the VMA nominees for ‘Song of the Summer’, has stirred controversy over the sexually explicit song lyrics and music video. It seems to have upset people even though male artists have been singing/rapping in a similar manner for ages, often reinforcing stereotypes, specifically the archetype of Black women as the “Black Jezebel.” The Black Jezebel is a racist caricature that dates back to slavery and depicts Black women as sex-hungry predators.

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V. Fast Fashion

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V. Fast Fashion

Who doesn’t love buying new clothes? With fast fashion, it only gets easier to buy clothing in the newest fashions for cheap prices. What is fast fashion, exactly? Fast fashion can be defined..

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IV. Social Media

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IV. Social Media

Have you heard? There is a new evil in town. The first thing you do when you wake up in the morning, and the last thing you do before you shut the lights off; social media. It is linked to depression, anxiety, and a general lowered self-image. So why do people still love it and use it?

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II. 'Does this make me look like a girl?'

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II. 'Does this make me look like a girl?'

Colorful patterns, exuberant accessories and gemmed out garments are all essentials in making a statement through appearance. People express themselves by designing their bodies-assembling the most exclusive outfits that attribute a unique personality and taste.

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I. The Awareness Aesthetic

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I. The Awareness Aesthetic

Our culture is the bridge between the different moving parts of society. From the arts to sciences, there are many components and people involved that bridge this connection.

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