Friday nights in 2021 have been all about WandaVision, a show that sometimes feels like it was made just for me. Audiences all over the world have flocked to WandaVision, though, and for many good reasons. Most of us arrived simply to see the next shiny object the MCU was offering, but there’s so much more to WandaVision than that. The MCU proved with Avengers: Endgame that they are not afraid to approach grief with real humanity. WandaVision takes that to a new level. The show isn’t just a Marvel show; it’s a character piece about a refugee-turned-widow, who sinks…

On November 29th, 2020, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Zaid Jilani titled “Canceling Student Loan Debt Would Be a ‘Brahmin Bailout’” in the Opinions section. The article uses an insidious false analogy, positing that student loan forgiveness would only help the “upper class.”

The basis for Jilani’s comparison comes from economist Thomas Piketty, who coined the term, “Brahmin left” to describe educated progressives. It’s a reference to the Indian upper caste, which was traditionally composed of priests and teachers. The Brahmins were a highly educated caste, and this fact serves as a point of comparison between the…

In advance of the finale, the internet is on fire with disappointment about season 8 of Game of Thrones. Most of my feminist friends are lamenting the sexism in the writing: from the tired tropes that have twisted Dany’s story to the tone-deaf line Sansa delivered to Sandor about her past trauma.

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I need to share a thought I’ve carried with me for the last five years of watching and re-watching this show: I hate Tyrion, and I find it impossible to root for him in tonight’s finale.

I’ve never forgiven Tyrion for killing Shae. I don’t know how this…

Leah Hedrick

Leah is a midwestern writer and writing teacher. Find her on Instagram @Leahstayshome

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