Annick Tabb

atabb1@binghamton.edu

25 Articles


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The wellness industry is largely diet culture in disguise

Over winter break, I went to my first-ever spin class at the gym my mom goes to. Although I had certain preconceived notions about what the class environment might be like, I...


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"Girlboss" culture disguises marketing tactics behind false feminism

Evidence of “hustle culture” seems to be everywhere. There are countless Instagram photos captioned with hashtags like #riseandgrind and #nodaysoff. Elon Musk’s tweet encouraging people to consider working in technology warns that...


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Virginity testing is harmful and medically invalid

On Nov. 5, the “Ladies Like Us” podcast aired an episode featuring rapper T.I. During a conversation about parenting and talking to children about sex, T.I. revealed that he has taken his...


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Diversity is needed within the size-inclusive community

I recently visited the website of the clothing brand Reformation to see what the trendy and luxurious, yet sustainable company had to offer. In a paragraph describing the Reformation design process, the...


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Rideshare companies do little to protect users from assault

When I was a kid, my mom would often propose that we walk somewhere rather than drive to get exercise and save gas. I absolutely hated this and made a promise that...


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It's impossible to glamorize plantations

Several years ago, my family and I visited Thomas Jefferson’s plantation, Monticello, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Throughout the tour, our guide shared countless tales about the life and...


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Sound-bite culture compromises the integrity of online content

On Sept. 3, rapper Lil Nas X was a guest on the HBO show “The Shop: Uninterrupted.” The show, which is a collaboration between HBO Sports and LeBron James and Maverick Carter’s...


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Separating problematic politicians from their policies doesn’t work

When Dancing with the Stars announced the cast for the show’s 28th season, many were shocked and angered to hear that former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer would be joining the...


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Why are pregnant people so closely scrutinized?

Earlier this month, the Kensington Palace announced that Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle and her husband, Prince Harry, would be keeping the birth of their first child private. Unlike Prince Harry’s parents...


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Is Joe Biden really the right choice for America?

Former senator and vice president Joe Biden has been taking steps to join the 2020 presidential race. Although he has not yet formally announced his intent to run for office, there has...