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Shania Twain and the Welfare System: America’s Fixation on Beating the Odds.

What could Shania Twain and the U.S. welfare debate have in common?  It sounds like the beginning of a bad joke, but I believe there’s something very profound to be discovered in the comparison.  If music is indeed a reflection of our culture, then I believe Shania’s greatest hit reveals a profoundly dysfunctional fixation with … Continue reading

This is Why it’s Wrong to Tell Women to Cover Their Bodies.

This may seem like just another big-haired 80s pop song to you, but it’s way more than that to me.  In fact, I’m going to be a bit self-indulgent and say that this otherwise innocuous bit of music trivia is a microcosm of my coming of age, and a perfect example of what I’ve become. … Continue reading

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