Rachel Peterson

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Rachel currently works as an intern in the Media Research Center's Culture division. She is a 2016 graduate of John Paul the Great Catholic University where she majored in Communications Media.

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It’s nice to wish your father a Happy Father’s Day, unless your father thinks he is a woman. Then you are horrible, homophobic, and transphobic.



A 10-year-old boy dresses in drag and walks down a runway while adults watch. You would think that this was a headline for a story about child abuse. Instead the media uses a confused little boy to help push an agenda.



Abortions are safe for everyone, according to one Salon writer. Except for the unborn baby, that is. According to Amanda Marcotte, a politics writer for Salon, abortions are even safer than “carrying an unwanted pregnancy to term.” On Friday, she argued that “for decades” Americans have been subject to misinformation that “paint[s] abortion as some kind of dangerous and gruesome medical intervention” that is “born out of desperation.”



You can’t be friends with people who disagree with you about politics. At least that’s what Salon wants you to think. Salon political staff writer Chauncey Devega commands you to cut Trump supporters completely out of your life, saying that, “If you have friends or relatives who support Donald Trump you should confront them. Explain to them that they are complicit with Trump's cruelty and sadism.”



The thought police have a new rule. We shouldn’t teach our children about the 45th president because it is propaganda. According to Think Progress, Teachers and parents are enraged over what they call “pro-Trump propaganda” from Scholastic in form of two books.



Could the men’s and women's sections at your local clothing store be obsolete? The LGBTQ etc. movement’s latest attack on traditional gender understanding is in fashion. Ungendered fashion is a trend that attempts to get rid of gender stereotypes with clothes. It has ultimately failed and been met with criticism for putting everyone in menswear.



Feminism was necessary when women didn’t have the same rights as men. But now that they do, feminists have to find something to complain about. Rather than admit they are already equal, they found a new way to find men sexist. Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Nigerian author of A Feminist Manifesto and 15 Suggestions, appeared on The Daily Show on Thursday to talk about how men can be a champion for feminism.



Much of the damage people on both left and right feared President Donald Trump would do hasn’t come to pass. But he may leave us something infinitely worse than high taxes or bruised international feelings: President Baldwin..



Not surprisingly, liberal entertainers says Donald Trump is not welcome … to attend a play. Coming from a group that preaches inclusion, that doesn’t seem very inclusive. During the Tony Award red carpet, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child stage actress Noma Dumezweni was asked if Trump should watch the play. She responded with, “No.” She started to walk away before turning around,  “Anyone else, yes.”



During the 72nd Annual Tony Awards, on June 10, Robert De Niro stood before a live audience and CBS cameras. Before introducing Bruce Springsteen, the actor announced , “I’m going to say one thing, fuck Trump!” He continued, “It’s no longer down with Trump. It’s fuck Trump.” Because what is an award show without vulgar, smearing politics?



Pro-life is anti-women, according to Planned Parenthood. If you are against it, then you are no different than an incel or someone who is involuntarily celibate. Dawn Laguens, the Executive Vice President of Planned Parenthood, wrote an article on Thursday titled The Patriarchy is Wobbling where she claims, “[t]he anti-women, anti-autonomy agenda” is why “Planned Parenthood is always a target.”



Talk about a double standard.

In an recent interview with Yahoo Entertainment published Wednesday, Griffin defended fellow comedian Samantha Bee, called Roseanne Barr a “Nazi,” and said First Lady Melania Trump belonged in a “psych ward” because of President Trump. Her comments came roughly a year after a photo captured her holding the bloody, severed head of President Trump.



A positive story with a pro-life message is coming from a surprising source. At a time when media push for the abortion of babies with Down Syndrome, ABC and NBC are celebrating the happy life of one baby with the diagnosis.



Women are suffering inequality in everything, including sports. That’s the media’s take on Forbes’ annual list of highly-paid athletes.Forbes magazine released its 2018 list of the World’s 100 Highest-Paid Athletes on June 5th. Not a single woman made the list this year – and, consequently, the media are freaking out about “respect” and “equality.”



Hollywood liberal Bette Midler has said a lot of dumb things in the past. But her latest tweet may have taken the cake. Blaming the 1968 assassination of Bobby Kennedy on the lack of gun control.



Pride Parades are way too mild and really should step up their game. Pride parades are too “mainstreaming?” Lea DeLaria, a comedian and star of Orange is the New Black recently said so in an interview with Huffington Post. If you’ve ever been to or seen photos of a pride parade the sight is a truly frightening one; half naked guys in jockstraps and men walking around in drag.



You’re Netflix. There is evidence that one of your shows is doing real harm to teenagers who watch it. Mental health advocates and pediatricians groups have warned about the consequences. So you produce a second season.



Cosmopolitan is all for praising women who use their power to make a difference, unless those women meet with someone it doesn’t like. Reality TV star Kim Kardashian encountered backlash from the magazine after her recent meeting with President Donald Trump about prison reform. On May 31, contributing writer Jill Filipovic called the meeting “sad” and “dangerous.” Cosmo’s headline agreed that Americans “Should Be Offended by Her White House Visit.



Poor Disney -- just another Mom & Pop trying to keep its nose clean in the rough neighborhood of American culture. That’s how Lloyd Greif, a Los Angeles-based investor sees the multi-billion-dollar entertainment conglomerate.