While we can and must acknowledge the bias in Hamilton, we would be ignorant and foolish to ignore the beauty and revolutionary art that the show is.
We all know constant, long term stress can have negative mental and physical impacts, so a short period of time in which you choose to feel stressed and have a self-induced adrenal rush may not only let trick your brain into fight or flight mode, but will give you control even if only for a short period of time.
Union takes the spotlight that is being shone on her and shifts it to her daughter. In a moment when Union could have made it all about herself, she chooses to be silent and let Zaya speak, a lesson we could all stand to learn from.
Media outlets have made Meghan out to be a villainous woman, criticizing everything she does, from the flowers she chose for her wedding to cradling her baby bump.
Teenage girls are often a punchline to jokes about what they do not know and, in some cases, the joke is what they find interesting.
According to DuVernay, there is a “painful awakening” occurring in our society. The reckoning is the first step, then reevaluating the systems and foundations that led us to the reckoning is the next step.
But this narrative that Swift has constructed is not enough to convince those of us who do not worship at her altar, especially for those of us who are familiar with the Taylor Swift of the past.
And while it is not to be said the Fab Five’s work is unimportant, the spark of the earlier seasons seems to be gone. The story is no longer about accepting each other, it’s about self-love. Queer Eye once felt inspirational and heart-warming, but now it feels emotionally exploitative and forced.