Several months ago, Caitlyn Jenner came out as transgender, and revealed that she will go forward with a gender reassignment procedure. A few weeks ago, Hillary Clinton announced her candidacy for presidency and last week, Donald Trump announced his. Yesterday, the Supreme Court has officially legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states of our country. With all of these monumental events taking place, so much support has emerged from the internet across every social media platform. However, along with all of that support came negativity, criticism, and hate. I hardly ever post anything about my own opinions, but I feel like I need to say something this time.
After 8 long years of waiting for a follow-up to her last studio album, Dignity, Hilary Duff fans everywhere are rejoicing the recent release of her long anticipated record, Breathe In. Breathe Out. Following almost two years of Instagram posts in the recording studio, leaked potential song titles for the then-upcoming album, and entire songs released by Hilary herself, fans are doing anything but Breathing In and Breathing Out (see what I did there).
Prom has been a long-running tradition in high schools across the country (possibly across the globe also. I didn’t do my research). Going to prom almost serves as a rite of passage, being one of those final events of your high school career that you have to look forward to as you work your way through those four pivotal years. Prior to a few months ago, the simple task of going to prom – not necessarily with a date – was enough of a milestone to reach for most high school juniors and seniors (to those handful of fortunate sophomores who get the chance to go to prom, kudos to you). Nowadays, it seems as though going to prom isn’t good enough – the elaborate way of being asked to prom has become extremely important to these priority-less teenagers. But where did this sudden obsession come from, and why is it such a big deal?