I wonder if there will ever be a day when I walk out of my apartment and someone doesn’t feel the need to comment on my body. Earlier this week I needed to go out to get some flu medicine for myself. As I was walking to the store, every group of men I walked past made a comment on my body. These comments made me feel overwhelmed and unsafe because there was nothing I could do to escape the situation. All I could do was smile or ignore so they wouldn’t engage me. Why do these men give out their opinion when it was unasked for?
It seems preposterous to call the era that gave us “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” “Keeping up with the Kardashians” and a dozen different “Real Housewives” a golden age. While in many ways, the term “idiot box” seems more suitable than ever, there is no denying there has been a notable shift in tone and content in television. Multicam sitcoms and police procedurals, long-time cable channel staples, are decreasing in number in favor of increasingly inventive serial dramas, the most successful of which, like Breaking Bad or Game of Thrones, become genuine pop culture phenomenons.
The international higher education community, especially China, has potentially offered VCU the alternative revenue streams the university has been searching for.
Smoking is seen by some as fun and recreational, but there are still serious dangers that from smoking. These dangers not only inflict harm on those who smoke or those around the smoker but also the Earth. This is not just about the dangers of smoking overall, but the importance of removing the real stressor on the environment, cigarette butts.
Senator Mark Warner spoke to VCU students on Wednesday and addressed the issue of student loans debt by outlining his plan to alleviate some of the growing crisis if he is re-elected to Congress this November.