It’s Not You, It’s Men: Gender roles in relationships

Recently, the OWN channel released the news that it would not be renewing the show, It’s Not You, It’s Men, for a second season (Clutch, 2016). The primetime talk show was hosted by actor/singer Tyrese and rapper/reality star Rev Run. The male hosts attempted to explore the reason behind women’s (particularly Black women’s) unsatisfactory love and sex lives. By looking at just the title, one … Continue reading It’s Not You, It’s Men: Gender roles in relationships

Big Brother 18: Negotiating Consent and Boundaries within a Reality Show

This season of CBS’ Big Brother is full of new game twists, rioting teams, and returning contestants. For those of you who are unfamiliar, Big Brother is a reality game show in which a group of people live together in a secluded house away from the world and the media. Each week, they have to compete to win the power to avoid and/or nominate people … Continue reading Big Brother 18: Negotiating Consent and Boundaries within a Reality Show

State Farm Commercial: I’m Never Letting Go

Commercials are great.  I see tons of them every day, and none are funnier than the auto insurance commercials that I love so much. But for some reason, a recent commercial by State Farm has really caught my attention. You may have seen it: it starts off with a single man who claims that he will never get married, never have kids, and never move … Continue reading State Farm Commercial: I’m Never Letting Go