Amber Houghton

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The Texan ‘boy band’ flipping masculinity on its head

I’m sitting in a crowded living room in South Central, LA with a group that fluctuates in size by the second. From the outside, the house looks modest, but within a minute of walking in I feel like I’ve met more than a dozen different people. “How many people live here?” I ask. “Too many,” laughs a …

Rap & Hip-Hop

K-pop’s gross double standard is its dirty little secret

Korean pop music has a problem. It’s not that it isn’t doing well. In fact, according to geotagged Twitter data, K-pop is killing it in Tokyo, …

South Korea

Why do girls want labiaplasty? They're told to hate every inch of themselves

It would almost be easier if there were a specific moment that sparks self-loathing in a young girl. A particularly nasty comment made, maybe. Or an advertisement that inspires just the right amount of doubt in her appearance and forever shifts the way she thinks about herself. If only it were that …

New York City

Why rock ’n’ roll is the music of dictatorships

<i>Ian Buruma is professor of democracy, human rights and journalism at Bard College, and author of</i> Year Zero: A History of 1945.<p>-----------------------------------<p>After U.S. President Barack Obama's trailblazing visit to Cuba, a free concert by the Rolling Stones in Havana might seem like a …

What Do Kendrick And Kanye Owe Women Listeners?

Until they deal with the sexism in their music, Kanye and Kendrick will never be as innovative as they think they are.<p>On the Grand Scale of Misogyny in Hip-Hop, lyrics like “That pussy should be holding exclusive rights to me,” and a call for "turbo thots” to liven up a party (thot is shorthand for …

Rap & Hip-Hop

We Need Better Sex Education, Author And Mother Argues. Here’s Why.

Peggy Orenstein wants girls to better understand pleasure, performance and consent.<p>When it comes to sexual assault, there seems to be a flood of specious statistics, and a dry well of reliable information.<p>One particularly noxious stat: nearly half of reported rapes are fabricated. It’s a figure …

Feminism