The Show I Never Knew I Needed: Sweet/Vicious

The Show I Never Knew I Needed: Sweet/Vicious

A new show that unapologetically puts rape culture on the podium
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During my day off, I stumbled upon the new MTV series Sweet/Vicious: two day-to-day girls out for sweet, bad ass revenge? Count me in. It portrays one of my wildest fantasies of being a campus vigilante. Currently, there are 3 episodes, all of which you can watch for free on MTV’s website. After binge watching all 3, I think it’s a series I will continue to watch as the season moves forward. Here’s what I like about it so far.

The characters seem realistic and/or are not your typical cookie cutter Hollywood roles. First of all, most of these characters don’t look like straight up supermodels like in a lot of college/high school based shows. You don’t have your typical sexy badass or manic pixie dream girl: you have a green-haired, weed smoking (and dealing) mess of a hacker-genius and a blue-collar sorority girl that kicks serious ass who is attempting to deal with her past/problems and make things right for not only herself, but others as well. Secondly, there are minority characters, and they are not just the background extras. Both of the best friends of the Sweet/Vicious duo are black, and neither are “stereotypically” black (aka the sassy black friend that makes snide remarks). The show is only 3 episodes in, but a handful of characters have already shown depth and I am keen on seeing how the relationship between the two main characters plays out.

Most importantly, this show highlights the hell out of rape culture, especially college rape culture. Catfishing, problems within the Greek system and trauma are some of the things that have already been covered in the show so far. Even though rape culture is the main theme of this show, the topic of racial inequality has also been touched on and I’m going to assume it will be a recurring theme the in the future.

Has there been a show that blatantly talks about rape culture all the while having two girls team up to serve justice and help others girls? I’ve never heard of one. To see the kind of thing that I have legit fantasied about come to life as a TV show is something I never knew I needed. As a feminist who studies the media, I pray that this show does well. Having this show become mainstream can help people to talk more openly about the prevalent issue that is rape culture and hopefully it can give more attention to how serious rape culture actually is in places that seem just wave it off as no big deal.

Yes, in places the show can be corny and some of the relationships make me cringe, but overall the concept for this show is so fresh, interesting and exciting, and I can’t wait to see how it plays out.

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The End Of The Semester As Told By Todd Chrisley

Because we're all a little dramatic like Todd sometimes.
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The last 3-4 weeks of every college student’s semester are always crazy hectic. We have last minute assignments, group projects, and exams all squeezed into the last few weeks before break.

Sometimes we all need a little humor, and sometimes we are all a little dramatic, so why not experience the last few weeks of the semester as told by the king of drama himself, Todd Chrisley of Chrisley Knows Best.

1. Sitting in class listening to your professor explain upcoming assignments/exams.

2. When your group project members refuse to do anything until the night before it's due or just show up the day of to present.


3. When you and your roommate try to cook with whatever few ingredients you have left in stock.

Because we definitely want to avoid going to the grocery store at the end of the semester if we can.

4. When your parents get tired of you calling them about every little inconvenience in your life.

5. Sitting down to work on assignments.


6. Your thoughts when the professor is telling you what they want from you out of an assignment.


7. When you've had about 30 mental breakdowns in 2 days.

8. Trying to search out the class for the right group members.

9. The last few days of classes where everyone and everything is getting on your nerves.

10. When your friend suggests going out but you're just done with the world.

11. This. On the daily.

12. When all you want to do is snuggle up and watch Christmas movies.


13. Studying and realizing you know nothing.


14. When your finals are over and it's finally time to go home for break.


You're finally back to your old self.

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10 Reasons I'm Chandler And Phoebe's Love Child

I'm the walking depiction of the combination of two of your favorite "friends."

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1. I'm always talking.

The GIF basically does the explaining for me..

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2. People who can't be independent annoy me.

This GIF basically covers this one too..

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3. I have impeccable dance moves...  

....or rather the lack thereof

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4. Slight temper may be an understatement.

I could make a sailor blush if I wanted to. Thanks for the extensive vocabulary, mom!

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5. I tend to make jokes during serious moments..

...or really any time

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6. Ever so slightly perverted

I could make basically anything perverted with a look, sound, or phrase to add onto it. It's a gift.

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7. PIVOT

Doesn't matter the time, occasion, or mood. I can always find a reason to yell this. And yes, sometimes I do say it like Chandler.

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8. What I mean 90% of the time when friends invite me to something.

​Sorry girls😂😅

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9. Low-key (but no so low-key) clumsy.

Okay, high-key. The other day I face planted because I tripped over nothing. On the bright side, if I wanted a part in a horror movie, I've already got that part down!

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10. And then there's the obvious reason

I may be weird and a lot to handle, but all in all, I'm pretty awesome.

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