Delving Deep Inside Amy Schumer

By Nian Hu   The significance of society’s inability to find women funny It is a (supposedly) well-established fact that women just aren’t funny. As a result, it’s tough being a woman in comedy. Take Amy Schumer, comedian du jour. A talented and unabashed stand up comic and sketch writer, it’s easy to see why…

Down with the Dad Bod

By Nian Hu   Loosening standards for men while tightening standards for women What makes a man “hot”?”? If we take a look at the list of the sexiest men alive—a list that includes actors Channing Tatum, Ryan Reynolds, and Chris Hemsworth—we notice that they all have a similar body type, with glistening washboard abs…

Slut

By Nian Hu   The double standard of male and female sexuality If you’re a woman, chances are you’ve been called a slut. Women who have slept with 10 men have been called sluts. Women who have slept with one man have been called sluts. Women who have never had sex have been called sluts.…

Are You On Your Period?

By Nian Hu, a student at Harvard   The stigmatization of menstruation Call it the crimson wave, Aunt Flo, or cousin red—call it anything but what it actually is. Menstruation, the process by which the body sheds the lining of the uterus through the vagina, is all too familiar to any woman of childbearing age.…