Author: Jessica Freeman

Big Sister Demands to Examine Sermons

Politicians and reporters cry “Big Brother” almost every day. This is probably way more often than necessary, but a recent Fox News story definitely warrants the accusation. In a ridiculous abuse of power, Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s attorneys have demanded that some Houston area pastors, priests, and ministers hand in “all speeches, presentations, or sermons related to [her proposed HERO legislation], the Petition [against it], Mayor Annise Parker, homosexuality, or gender identity prepared by, delivered by, revised by, or approved by [them] or in [their] possession.” These church leaders are being examined because the government suspects them of using the...

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Things We Should Stop Saying

College students tend to latch onto popular words and milk them absolutely dry until they become things we laugh at when our parents say them. Take, for example, the following: Literally. If I hear this word one more time, I will literally throw my computer at the wall. But not really. See? This word doesn’t make sense unless you literally mean it. When you use this word (or any word for that matter) over and over and over, it loses its meaning and emphasis. I Can’t Even. You can’t even…what?! This phrase is obviously unfinished, but the not-so-well-spoken person...

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Ain’t Nobody Got Time for a Nude Photo Scandal

Recently, because some perverted hackers had nothing better to do (like worrying about the state of the world), there was a string of celebrity nude picture leaks. Jennifer Lawrence, Kate Upton, and 99 other ladies were reported to have been hacked, and these are only the latest in a fad that has been going on for quite some time. Apple and the FBI are currently investigating this matter and the sudden burst of hacking events in recent weeks (instead of focusing their energy on the actual security of Americans). Instead of having the full force of our Federal Bureau...

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It’s Easier to Pretend

A few weeks ago, Judge Jeanine Pirro argued that the world is in the middle of 5 major crises: ISIS expanding in Iraq, Jordan, and Syria by murdering civilians; the civil war in Syria; the Ukraine government fighting against Russian separatists; Israel resisting attacks by Hamas; and the overrunning of the U.S. southern border. And yet, as she spoke those words, some of the most popular topics on Twitter and Facebook were: Taco Bell, Waffle House, Walmart, and “How Much of a Cat Lover Are You?” Seriously? We’re paying all our attention to things that do not matter, when we...

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Never Be Offended Again

The title of Jonathan Swift’s satirical piece, “A Modest Proposal,” would never be accepted in America today. “Modest,” of course, is a rape-culture encouraging word, and “proposal” brings up the oh-so-hotly debated issue of marriage equality. Mention one of these words to anyone with a brain, and you’ll end up with an argument on your hands. The argument will usually end in tears. Don’t believe me? Look around you, and you’ll see people hurting every day: A girl sobbing violently when her friends hint that she acted a little too promiscuously at a party the night before. How dare...

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