Author: imanileo

WRITING ALL WRONGS

No More Rom-Coms with Hugh Grant? Counting Down Our Leading Man’s Best Performances

In a recent interview conducted by The Hollywood Reporter, long-time leading man Hugh Grant expressed relief that he was unlikely to be cast in the future as the leading man in another romantic comedy since he now believes he is “too old, ugly, and fat.” I would strongly disagree with Hugh, but that’s just my…
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Is Social Media’s Glamorization of Relationships Redefining Love?

The surge of social media has glamorized relationships at unprecedented levels, but that’s not the problem per se. The trouble appears when we adopt the belief of incompleteness when we are not in relationships or when we begin to depend on them to make us feel validated. Being single and a social media addict isn’t…
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Balancing Divine Feminine Energy When You’ve Been Neglecting It

Capitalism, materialism, and perfectionism can weigh us down, especially in the fast-paced world we live. In turn, it can be incredibly easy to neglect the most important thing, ourselves. Ignoring yourself, as you may know, leaves feelings of a foggy brain, messy spaces, disorganization, sadness, anger, and maybe even feelings of incompleteness. Our bodies will…
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Is “To All the Boys I’ve Loved Before” Really Pro-Feminism?

Why can’t women be sexually incentive the same way males can be? When you see a video of women partaking in some form of sexual activity, they are labeled as a slut, easy, or are belittled in other ways— but males are boasted and praised for being sexually active. In many ways, this is used…
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Looking from The Inside: “The Outsiders”

The Outsiders is a film that’s narrated by a 14-year-old boy. He lives with his older brothers after their parents die in a car accident. The three live in a not-so-good neighborhood and are all apart of a gang, The Greasers. This film reminds me of, Rebel Without a Cause, because it displays how without…
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Pariah

In the African American household, people don’t talk about the fact of being gay. This happens especially within these religious households. The reasons behind this are because black families live by social structures that the church set and fear being scrutinized by church-goers, friends, and family, or neighbors. They may know that a family member…
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The Virgin Suicides

If you are a woman who is reading this blog, and you’ve ever experienced a moment to where you felt subjected to the sculpting of the male gaze, raise your hand? (Raises hand). Yup! Even I have felt this way, and I’m not ashamed of admitting it, because it is a conversation that needs to…
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Mean Girls

Every year, social media celebrates the infamous 2004 film, Mean Girls. They do this by posting memes and quoting famous quotes like “She doesn’t even go here,” “It’s so fetch,” and “On Wednesdays we wear pink.” Though this film is hilarious, catchy, and popular, it is an excellent example of how teenagers create social hierarchies…
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Carrie

I am an all-time fan of supernatural shows and movies, but what I’ve realized while taking this class is that story writers and producers will portray a woman’s emotions as destructive because they often connect their supernatural powers to their feelings. Shelly Stamp talks about this instance within her publication, Horror, Femininity, and Carrie’s Monstrous…
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Evil

Could you imagine if a school decided to make bullying a requirement in the age of social media? I mean, seriously?! It would be a whole hashtag movement and protest. Well, in the 2003 film, Evil, this is what happens! A teenage boy, Erik, is expelled from his school, so he ends up going to…
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