ISA HOPKINS

Raconteur. Adventurer. Kimchi Enthusiast.

In Which I Continue to Berate Lena Dunham

I’ve said some harsh things about Lena Dunham a few times before, and you’re probably all sick of it by now.  But I’m gonna keep doing it, at least for this post.   Alyssa Rosenberg piqued this particular point of interest, quoting from an NPR interview Dunham did in the spring wherein she defended the all-white cast of “Girls” with this quote: I wrote the first season primarily by myself, and I co-wrote.. Read More

Structures of (Surfing’s) Oppression

This article is both an interesting glimpse into Hawaiian (and therefore, American imperialist) history, and also an excellent demonstration of the idea that anything can be politically significant; even something as seemingly neutral as surfing can be executed in a fashion that promotes understanding and equality, or can just be another platform of the West’s cultural hegemony.  And, truly, it’s not that hard to do things the better way, if only we bother.. Read More