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Lou Rambeau

Lou Rambeau
Mental Health

By Any Memes Necessary: A Meme-Centric Art Show

Memes have become an important part of internet culture. Not only are they funny and entertaining, but they can be a coping mechanism for those with mental health issues. Memes serving as coping devices is a well debated topic. Many people with mental illnesses use memes as a way to express their feelings, share their downfalls, and laugh at themselves as a way to deal with their struggles. Mentally ill people can cope however they

Feminism

Lush Cosmetics: Bath Time Meets Social Justice

Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics has taken the world by storm in recent years with their growing popularity due to their sensational bath art and beauty products. Many companies in the beauty world are ethically horrendous because they test on animals, exploit workers, ignore environment safety precautions, run suggestive marketing campaigns, and openly support problematic people. However, Lush is a brand of a different kind. Most people only know Lush for their stellar bath bombs and

Feminism

5 Tips For Educating The Ignorant

In a world where an openly racist, sexist, ab*sive, and intolerably horrid man is elected president, there is certainly enough hatred to go around. Hatred in all its forms – prejudice, discrimination, bullying, etc. – often stems from one single culprit: ignorance. Ignorance is a lack of knowledge, education, or awareness, and we all fall victim to it to some degree. The sad truth is that most of the time people are hateful because they

Politics

Open Letter To Those Who Are Afraid

It has not even been twenty-four hours since Donald Trump has been elected president, yet the impact has already been absorbed by the country and felt by many. Online communities, the press, and social media platforms have not stopped buzzing about the election. I’ve witnessed countless people pour out their feelings of anxiety on the internet. The tremendous amount of hate that is freely given in response to those people is absolutely disgusting. Minorities are

Feminism

Amber Rose’s SlutWalk 2016: An Event You Can’t Miss

You may know Amber Rose as a former stripper, an iconic designer and author, a beautiful model, an outspoken intelligent activist and entrepreneur, a talk show host, the ex girlfriend of Kanye West, Wiz Khalifa’s “baby momma”, Blac Chyna’s best friend, or a Dancing with the Stars contestant. Whatever you know her as, you have to agree that she is awesome. Her boldness is exemplified through her buzzed hair, her unapologetic self confidence, and her

Feminism, International

How About We Focus On College Football Rape Culture And Not Colin’s Protest

*Trigger Warning: sexual assault, rape* College athletes are highly praised and college sports are widely watched. A student athlete can get a scholarship (or even a full ride) to college just because of their talent in a sport. A fan favorite is college football, which is almost as popular as the NFL in some areas. Recently Colin Kaepernick has been getting backlash for choosing not to stand for the pledge of allegiance. The outrage is

LGBT+

Things That Should Worry You More Than Sharing A Bathroom With A Trans Person

Content Warning for Rape/Sexual Assault, Violence, Child abuse Some people make it seem as if sharing a public restroom with a person who just happens to be transgender is one of the worst things that could ever occur. In reality, there are many things that should take precedence over stressing about a transgender person using the same bathroom as you. The presence of disease carrying germs: Ever heard of getting Ebola from a public restroom? It’s

Feminism

The Sexualization of Discrimination

  *Trigger Warning* This picture above via pornhub.com/insights shows the porn categroies viewed more often in each state compared to other states. Why are statistics on porn relevant? Well, they actually say a lot about what (or who) people in different regions in the U.S. choose to sexualize. For example, a lot of Southern states have a much larger percentage of gay porn viewers compared to Northern states. This is important to point out, especially

Race

The Pain Gap: Racism in the Medical World

  It’s a well-known fact that racial bias and discrimination are (unfortunately) commonly seen in society. These things can prove to be detrimental if you just so happen to be any skin color except white. So we know that these setbacks exist and that they are bad, but exactly how much harm can they cause a non-white person? Exactly how much pain does racial bias and discrimination inflict on a person? Well, simply put, a

Feminism

Female Superhero Movie To The Rescue

If you’re a fan of DC comics, superheroes, or female empowerment then you’re in luck! Warner Bros. is hinting about the possible release of a film like never before. Imagine an iconic, revolutionary film adaptation featuring several of DC’s most loved female villains and heroes. The idea itself is just booming with awesomeness! Why is this regarded as something out of the ordinary? Well, the reality is that women are so often misrepresented, sexualized, trivialized,

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