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Haniyah Burney

Haniyah Burney
Feminism

The Friendzone Doesn’t Exist — She Just Wasn’t Interested

She led you on. She isn’t into nice guys. She doesn’t appreciate you. She doesn’t know what’s best for her. Boys. Listen. I’m sure you have good intentions, but the fact of the matter is that she isn’t doing anything wrong. This mythical ‘Friendzone’ you all complain about? It’s not a thing. A large portion of popular culture has a tendency to romanticize this issue, depicting the Slighted Male as the protagonist, a constantly dismissed source of comfort

Politics

Trump’s Still President and Everything Sucks – Here’s How To Deal With It

It’s been around seven months since the inauguration of Donald Trump as US President, and everything is topsy turvy. In almost every sphere of life, Americans are witness to turmoil; behind the scenes and away from public eyes, there is more chaos yet. In midst of all that’s going wrong, it’s easy for even the most idealistic youth to lose hope of reform. Some become numb to their own fear, some isolate themselves from what

Op-ed

Remembering Our Roots on the Fourth of July

Today signifies the 241st anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Across the country, Americans are donning red, white, and blue and brandishing their nation’s flags with pride. It’s a day to remember the history of America. In these times, it’s easy to look at the United States with cynicism and hopelessness. These past few months have been tough for many of us, to say the least. But today serves as a reminder

LGBT+

Texas Legislators Pass Discriminatory Bathroom Bill

This Monday, Texas legislature passed the infamous bathroom bill in a 94-50 vote. For those unfamiliar with the bill, its function is to keep transgendered people from using public bathrooms of their gender identity. For example, a trans female, born male, would have to use the men’s restroom, regardless of the fact that she is no longer male. This lays the legal foundation for prosecution of trans citizens – simply for using the bathroom of

Feminism

Meninists: Here Is Some Advice on How To Continue Your Honorable Mission

Dear Meninists: I speak to you today as more than a woman; I speak to you as an object (hopefully this makes me less intimidating). So far, you’ve done a wonderful job bringing attention to the great, unacknowledged plight of straight, white men. But, as with any movement, you’ve been met with resistance; people are branding you as radical meni-nazis left and right. While your mission remains an honorable one, the fact is that your

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