Sarah Gladstone

Sarah Gladstone

Bio

Writer, reader, general fan of all forms of honest storytelling. Optimistic realist, packaged like a pessimist. Strong believer in real world magic, intersectionality, and exploring gender and stories of mixed race identity. Supporter of public libraries, breakfast for dinner, and denim-on-denim. 

Sarah Gladstone Articles

Stars Behind The Scenes: the People Who Make the Oscars Happen

The success of the Oscars relies on the efforts of many key people.

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Newsflash: Not Every Dark Girl Has a Complex About Her Skin

The idea of "fairest of them all" impacts women of color in many different ways.

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The Racial Undertones of Calling Women "Vanilla" and "Chocolate"

Hot vanilla. Sweet vanilla woman. Break me off a piece of that vanilla girl! Nope. Nobody says that.

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The Problem With Racial Fetishization

Fetishizing women of color isn't a compliment. It's just another form of objectification.

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First World Problems: Video Compilation of People Complaining about Domino's Pizza Shows Gross Side of Humanity

New video featuring the comments of outraged Domino's customers shines new, disgusting light on first-world entitlement

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It's 2014 and YOLO Is Still Bringing Us Down (In More Ways than the Mere Degradation of Language)

The Millennial Generation has been called every variation of lazy ingrate that the Baby Boomers and Generation X-ers could think of. And with YOLO as a point of reference, who could blame them?

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GOP, If You Want The Millennial Vote, this Is Not The Way to Get it

Hey GOP, you can't capture millennial votes with silly stereotypes. You'll have to be more creative than that.

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Let Me See That Smile: Artist Combats Sexual Abuse on the Streets

Word bombs like "hey baby" or “let me see that smile" create metaphysical clashes on the streets calling into question whether petulant catcalls are misogynistic (but harmless) or are actually societally sanctioned sexual abuse.

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Why Girl-On-Guy Rape is Hilarious and Other Dangerous Fallacies

Women raping men is suspiciously absent from most discussions that occur around female rape culture and prevention. And while male rape is certainly not as common as violent sex acts against women, it’s certainly nothing to joke about.

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Oscar Prep Gets Way Cute: Here, the Most Adorable Highlight Reel of Films Nominated for Best Picture

So, you missed a few (or all) of the Oscar nominated movies this year. It's OK.

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