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Persephone Pioneers

Persephone Pioneers: DISGRASIAN

Jen Wang and Diana Nguyen are the masterminds behind the hilarious site DISGRASIAN, the hilarious take-down site of all things pop culture, pop offensiveness and offensiveness in general. The duo have been featured on NPR, The Daily Beast, Metro NY’s “Best of the Blogs,” The Associated Press, and Hyphen magazine, and also regularly contribute to the […]

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Op Ed

Tiger Mother Doesn’t Speak For Me

I groaned when I first heard about Amy Chua’s “Tiger Mother” memoir, especially after reading the excerpt in the Wall Street Journal. Internet commenters rushed to share anecdotes about Asian friends committing suicide or having mental breakdowns because of parental pressure and decided her book was a legitimate reason to support their opinion that students […]