Pop-Culture | Posted by Marie B on 11/18/2011

The First Time: Glee or Not

the first time for Rachel and Finn and Blaine and Kurt

losing your virginity: Glee style

There’s a first time for everything. Last night was the first time I watched a full episode of Glee from start to finish by myself. The fifth episode of Season 3 is all about first times. For those of you out there who haven’t seen the show, here’s a quick rundown: Rachel and Blaine are starring in the West Side Musical. Artie calls them out mid-way through rehearsal for not having enough “passion” and wants them to pull from their sexual experiences to convey that passion to the audience. Rachel and Blaine are clearly embarrassed as they both admit that they’re virgins. Over the course of the next 40 minutes, the two go back and forth between consummating their relationships with their respective significant others.…

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Emma K on 04/21/2011

The J. Crew Controversy

the clearly evil photo in question

A recent J. Crew promotional email showed a picture of the company’s president and creative director Jenna Lyons laughing with her 5-year-old son, Beckett. A bottle of Essie nail polish is juxtaposed with their photo. The caption of this spread reads, “Lucky for me I ended up with a boy whose favorite color is pink. Toenail painting is so much more fun in neon.” For most, this image, shown at left, depicts a loving mother and her son sharing a fun and sweet moment together, but some social conservatives have labeled the image as “blatant propaganda celebrating transgendered children.” This statement comes from an article written by Erin R. Brown for the website of the Culture and Media Institute, whose mission is …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 04/13/2011

Perez Hilton and Bullying

Perez Hilton

Perez Hilton

Over the past few years, the news has been inundated with tragic stories of teens and cyberbullying. There were the stories of Phoebe Prince and Megan Meier, who after being tormented via social media sites and texting, resorted to suicide. The advent of formspring isn’t alleviating the now all-too-common cruelty of bullying, either. It seems that adults look at our generation and wonder if our obsession with vampires, warewolves and other beasts is actually due to a feeling of kinship.

There are probably a lot of causes for the advent of cyberbullying, which I’ve ruminated on before. But one cause I hadn’t really given much thought to before was the influence of a bullying media, specifically thanks to stimulating reality shows like the Real Housewives and …

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Feminism | Posted by Maxine FG on 01/10/2011

Becoming Active

its time to get active

it's time to get active

The other day I was sitting at the table talking with my younger sister (age 14) and my little cousin (age 11). After recently aiding in the start of a feminist group at my high school I am often subject to random interrogations from my family about how my group remains active. When I began to explain my groups cause, both of my younger relatives turned to me, with the same disgruntled look on their face and asked a question that was surprisingly difficult to answer. “What is a feminist?”

I sat there, shocked, angry, and finally incredibly depressed. I have had the tenacity to call myself an active teenage feminist, yet two of the young women closest to me are completely unaware of our …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Brenna F on 09/28/2010

Not My “Teenage Dream”

I’m sure that anyone reading this has heard Katy Perry’s new hit, “Teenage Dream” on the radio or TV.  I have to admit, it is a very catchy song, but like many pop songs out there today, it does not portray the right message, and it doesn’t quite sit well with me.

Let’s break it down:

The song is about a girl who was “a wreck” before she met this really tough, sexy guy, because, of course, all she needed was a man in her life to make her feel better.  Later on in the song it even says she found her “missing puzzle piece.”

Other lines in the song inlcude:  “Let’s go all the way tonight/No regrets, just love.”  The biggest theme in this song is sex, which is …

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Julie Z on 09/25/2010

Saturday Vids: Modern Lady takes on Gisele

"Erin Gibson weighs in on the controversy surrounding Gisele Bündchen's comments about mandatory breastfeeding. From clips of Whoopi Goldberg on "The View" to talking heads across the political spectrum, Erin tells the media to chillax and leave the supermodel alone. But, Gisele is also called out for acting like a boob."

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Pop-Culture | Posted by Becka W on 09/23/2010

Veronica Mars: One Badass Chick

Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars

Kristen Bell as Veronica Mars

I’m not sure how many other F-Bomb readers out there watch (or rather, watched) Veronica Mars, but I’m obsessed thanks to Netflix Instant Watch and a little bit of spare time at the start of the semester.

Veronica Mars, for those of you who haven’t seen it, was a television show that had three seasons from 2004 – 2007. It was awesome. Veronica was sassy, smart, and determined. The series initially revolved around Veronica sticking by her dad, Keith Mars, who was the former sheriff of Neptune, CA but was thrown out of office for his theories that Lilly Kane (Veronica’s former best friend/sister of her ex-boyfriend; daughter of the wealthy Kane family) wasn’t murdered by the man who came forward and admitted …

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