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Harley Quinn And The Joker’s Relationship Is Actually Trash

(Image Credit) Promotion for Suicide Squad began almost a whole year before its theater debut and the movie has slowly gained social media momentum up until its release. While most of the focus was on Jared Leto’s unconventional method acting quirks, such as giving the entire cast a dead pig, passing out used condoms, and gifting Margot Robbie with a live rat (she said she kept it because Harley would have adored any gift from

Real Life

How to Be Woke When You Still Feel Asleep

According to dictionary.com, the definition of being ‘woke’ is being ‘actively aware of systemic injustices and prejudices, especially those related to civil and human rights.’ In human-speak, it means you give a damn about the well-being and equal rights of all humans, whether their skin color, gender identity, sexual identity, or other distinguishing human quality is different than yours. But what happens if you’re trying to stay woke when you don’t feel like you’re aware of

Real Life

Everything You Need to Know About Online High School

Sleeping in until noon, pajama pants all day, and full-blown snack sessions whenever your heart desires? What can be better than that? It is true, attending high school through your laptop definitely, has benefits such as those. In recent years, online high school has rapidly become an alternative option for teens across the globe and has developed into the same curriculum as you would receive in a brick-and-mortar school. Whether public school negatively impacts your

Europe/UK, International, Race, Real Life

Trigger-Happy and Racial Bias: Why rates of police brutality in the US are so much higher than rates in the UK.

Police Brutality in the U.S. is no myth. From Michael Brown to Freddie Gray, Ferguson to Baltimore, these fatal shooting have lead to headline news worldwide. But this reality isn’t the same for their British counterparts. Statistics revealed by Britain’s Home Office show just how uncommon it is for the UK’s police to use guns. Police in England and Wales discharged their firearms on just seven occasions from April 2015 to March 2016. This contrasts to

Real Life

An Open Letter to Anyone Struggling with Body Positivity

source: rebloggy.com August has just started and with school just around the corner, it’s easy to find ourselves struggling against tidal waves of second guessing and insecurities. Will my peers like me? Will my classes be okay? What if they think I’m weird? What if I don’t look okay? Dear stranger, you are beautiful. We’ve all been here before. Maybe some more than others. Maybe this is the first time it’s happening for you. Let’s

Mental Health, Real Life

Frank Ocean…Why?: How His Album Delay Affects My Mental Health

  I suffer from a personality disorder known as “Borderline Personality Disorder“. This disorder, in a basic sense, polarizes and intensifies my emotions; so when I feel embarrassed it feels like complete humiliation, whether real or imagined, anger turns into incredible rage. The emotions are also either good or bad. There’s never an in between. So when Frank Ocean decided to delay his album release…again, my disorder couldn’t help but rear it’s ugly head. I

International, Real Life

Instead of ‘Turning Up’, We Should Be Turning Down the College Culture of Binge Drinking

Image America has a problem- well, America has a lot of problems- but this time, I’m talking about a drinking problem. Numerous stories of college students being rushed to the hospital due to binge drinking induced alcohol poisoning have surfaced over the past decade or so. Some of them end in tragedy. Many Arizona residents and state university students remember too vividly the death of eighteen year old Naomi McClendon who fell ten stories to

Real Life

Why Children of Addiction Aren’t Susceptible to Failure

  There is a specific point in your life when you are no longer heavily affected by the opinions of others. For me, I never had the privilege of hearing what others thought about me (thankfully I was surrounded by people who kept their opinions to themselves)—the pressure I felt was my own interpretation of what they thought of me (thinking of myself from the outside), and I made a pretty big effort in making

Real Life

Unpopular Opinion: The Way We View Love is Wrong

As a polyamorous person, I have come to realize that the way society views love is skewed.  In fact society considers monogamy to be the only moral choice, and any other type of relationship is unethical.  However, I would have to disagree.  As someone who is polyamorous, I have come to realize that many people benefit from being able to grow and develop in relationships where individuality is fostered, where a person can flourish and

Feminism, Real Life

Rape Apology: The Stigma Explained

Rape apology is an umbrella term used to describe any argument that rape is overreported, misreported, not that big of a deal, infrequent, excusable, or the victim’s fault. When talking about rape apology, the word “apology” does not mean regret but rather defence, in fact rape apology is the opposite of expressing regret or remorse for the crime committed. The stigma(s) surrounding rape are all insensitive, hopelessly flawed, and lack any sympathy whatsoever for the

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