All posts tagged in opinion

  • May 26, 2020By Shermarie Hyppolite

    On May 21, Lana Del Rey posted a letter about how she feels she is constantly being attacked for the themes of her music by alt writers and music critics in general. Most notably, she name-dropped several female celebrities such as Cardi B, Nicki Minaj and Beyoncé to question how these women can talk about … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/op-ed-lana-del-rey-should-have-never-tried-to-compare-her-struggles-to-women-of-color/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 2, 2020By Shermarie Hyppolite

    What Happened? PETA has completely missed the mark once again when it comes to advocating for animal rights. The American animal rights nonprofit has a slogan of “animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment, or abuse in any other way.” The organization focuses on ending factory farming, fur farming, animal … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/why-petas-nfl-commercial-is-problematic/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • February 28, 2019By Shermarie Hyppolite

    As an avid reader, I always felt like I was missing something in the books I would read. I was tired of reading books that lacked diversity and that seemed unrelatable. As a child, I dreamed of myself in the situations of the protagonist, changing my skin color to a lighter pigment, imagining my hair … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/four-books-that-celebrate-black-heritage/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • July 2, 2018By Shermarie Hyppolite

    A constant claim that girl group fans have to tolerate is that girl groups are manufactured to cater to male fans only and that girl group music are just meaningless love songs. First of all, it is important to note that one music taste is not superior to another, and just because you may feel … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/k-pop-fans-need-to-stop-putting-down-girl-groups/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read

  • May 16, 2017By Ermis Tsakmakides

    If you’re a fan of Youtubers, or generally social media stars, then you surely have come across those labelling themselves as “beauty gurus”, an ambitious name for a perhaps overly ambitious type of person. They manage to make a career out of being “relatable” and “approachable”, but how does that even work? Oh, maybe just … <a href="https://culture.affinitymagazine.us/how-beauty-gurus-capitalize-on-being-jacks-of-all-trades-and-masters-of-none/" rel="noopener noreferrer">Read