Category Archives: unpopular opinion

[Unpopular Opinion] Who needs feminism?

In case you didn’t know by now, I’m a feminist, and recently a group on my university campus joined part of a pro-feminist project called “Who Needs Feminism?” In it, people write why feminism is necessary or why they personally … Continue reading

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[Unpopular Opinion] Watch your language, young lady!

Maybe this is the language major with a minor in women studies in me speaking, but I think the things we say are just as important as the things we do. The words we use reflect our biases in ways … Continue reading

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[Unpopular Opinion] Children and Homosexuality

Recently I’ve been thinking about the implicit messages that children devour in media that is directed at them. What message do we send to  boys who watch Dora the Explorer when we make a spin-off show called Go Diego Go … Continue reading

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[Unpopular Opinion] “Guilty Pleasures”

I was recently “tagged” by Just Another Rabid Reader, and while I won’t be participating in the tag itself, I found the question she asked me really interesting: “What is your go-to “Guilty Pleasure” book?” Because, of course, I can’t … Continue reading

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Unpopular Opinion: We’re gonna make you pop-u-lar!

As much as Galinda might disagree, popularity isn’t something gained by a new gown and hair style, especially when it comes to books. The trends of popularity aren’t easy to pick out.                    … Continue reading

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Unpopular Opinion: Boys and Reading

Earlier this week Maureen Johnson tweeted about this article which talks about a school library that created a “boy cave” in order to encourage boys to read. Johnson expressed her concern for one quote said by the librarian involved in … Continue reading

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Unpopular Opinion: Odd Man Out

Love triangles: they’re everywhere from books to television to movies and I am the worst at picking the guy who the protagonist is going to end up with. I don’t know if it’s because I instinctively root for the underdog … Continue reading

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Unpopular Opinion: On Female Friendship…and Boys

Warning: contains spoilers for Something Borrowed (movie version), Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, Matched series by Ally Condie, Hush Hush series by Becca Fitzpatrick , and Fallen series by Lauren Kate. Last week I talked about the lack of media … Continue reading

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Unpopular Opinion: On Friendship with Boys

More and more it seems that YA fiction is focusing more on relationships and less on friendship and personal development. Yes, love is a wonderful thing, but it’s not the only relationship in someone’s life, but it’s the one we … Continue reading

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Unpopular Opinion: White Privilege and Reading

Earlier this week April @Good Books and Good Wine tweeted about how she was proud to have recognized her own white privilege when she realized she had been picturing a character who turned out to be Black as White. Quick … Continue reading

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