Hugh Hefner: American Hero or Sexual Predator?

On September 27, 2017, controversial public figure Hugh Hefner died in his Playboy mansion at age 91. When Hefner founded Playboy Magazine in 1953, he was playing a significant role in modern American culture by igniting the sexual revolution during the post World War II era, challenging traditional conventions regarding the role of sexuality in … Continue reading

Representation and Acceptance for the Bisexual Community

Time and time again I’ve heard bisexuality be invalidated as a sexual orientation, and those who identify as such told me they were “just experimenting” or, more often, “confused.” And yes, being bisexual is confusing! In a relatively heteronormative society, discovering that you don’t exactly conform to societal expectations can cause anyone to question who they are … Continue reading

A Plea To End Our Societal Look Policy

In 2008, at the age of 17, Samantha Elauf interviewed for a job at an Abercrombie Kids store in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Elauf was applying for the position of sales model.  Applicants are scored during their interview on their “appearance and sense of style”, whether they are “sophisticated and aspiring”, and if they are “outgoing and … Continue reading