Fandom Culture – Today’s Teens Talk

Ever stayed up till 5am reading fanfiction about your favorite book series? Maybe followed cast fan accounts for a show you binged in a month, or created a blog to find internet friends to chat with about your new obsession? Well then, you’ve joined a fandom – a subculture or community of fans that admireContinue reading “Fandom Culture – Today’s Teens Talk”


Bojack Horseman is a popular adult-animation Netflix original series, and is highly acclaimed by critics and viewers of all ages. In a time where Rick and Morty, Big Mouth, The Simpsons and many other adult humor-centered shows have a loyal fanbase, copycat shows just looking to make big bucks are far from scarce. What makes Bojack Horseman stand out from these copycats, or even the basis of films in the genre, is the authenticity and the educational perspective the creator, Raphael Bob-Waksberg, approached this project with.

WRITTEN BY: Rachel Gerhardt

How to: Approach Black Friday in a Pandemic

Every year, large crowds are pulled to each Best Buy, Target and many other large corporations for the Black Friday sales. A day where there are large discounts on almost every item storewide, and everyone wants to get their hands on the best deals. This results in many ‘Black Friday Fight’ video compilations to trend, as people fight over the most trivial of items. While there is hope that in a pandemic people wouldn’t gather on Black Friday in large crowds, many stores are staying open in order to make money during the sales. This means, it is up to the people to make a decision on whether or not they choose to go out, or if they choose to follow covid best practices and stay in.

WRITTEN BY: Rachel Gerhardt

BIPOC & LGBTQ+ People That Pioneered the Androgynous Fashion Movement

As a follow up to yesterday’s article on the controversy with Harry Styles and Candace Owens, we have collected further research and information and provided examples on BIPOC and LGBTQIA+ People who have popularized the androgynous fashion movement – so to see that they get their own focus and their own spotlight here on our platform.
We also recognize and apologize for our misuse of language here at Zenerations when referring to androgynous fashion. While ‘gender-fluid’ fashion has been a term used by VOGUE, Harper’s Bazaar, Insider, and many other major outlets, the normalization of this term in the media is no excuse for the mistake, and should strictly be reserved to refer to those who identify as gender-fluid, rather than a style of fashion.
We are taking steps to improve – with the implementation of our new fact-checking and research committee coming in soon, we will carefully review each post and article more thoroughly to ensure the correct terminology is used, no misinformation is spread, and more marginalized voices and issues are amplified and focused in on our page.

Manly Men Wear Skirts

Harry Styles’ Vogue cover caught the attention of many this past week, as his stunning figure is seen in multiple shots of him in skirts and dresses, in front of simple, nature inspired backgrounds. Although this type of ‘gender-bending’ look has been seen for many years, celebrities were still shocked by Styles’ outfits.

The most notable celebrity reaction was from Candace Owens on Twitter who responded directly to the vogue post by tweeting, “There is no society that can survive without strong men. The East knows this. In the west, the steady feminization of our men at the same time that Marxism is being taught to our children is not a coincidence. It’s an outright attack. Bring back manly men.” Following up the previous tweet, she tweeted “Terms like ‘toxic masculinity’ were created by toxic women. Real women don’t do fake feminism. Sorry not sorry.”

WRITTEN BY: Rachel Gerhardt

Growing up with the Internet

Gen-Z is a generation that is utterly obsessed with our phones and screens. We are a part of a generation that was born into the unknown and pushed into the abyss of the internet. Our developing years were spent having to choose between living in the moment and getting lost in our technology. We turned out fine though, right?

WRITTEN BY: Rachel Gerhardt

Dismantling Gender Stereotypes in K-Dramas

About Korean Dramas Since the 1960s, the flourishing Korean entertainment industry has been highly sought after by many. Hallyu (The Korean Wave) has acquired the soaring global recognition in various media platforms. From the myriad of K-beauty products to the fascinating line of Korean fashion styles, you probably would agree that South Korean culture hasContinue reading “Dismantling Gender Stereotypes in K-Dramas”

Why Our Earth Is On the Line This November

For an issue so apparent and evident as climate change, it seems to be playing a minor role in the 2020 Presidential Election. The truth is that climate change is, and will continue to, affect all of us. In fact, although 42% of Joe Biden supporters say that climate change is very important to their vote, only 11% of Donald Trump supporters say this. This brings up the question on how important it is when deciding on what candidate to vote for. How different are their views on climate change? And what solutions do each of the candidates bring to the table? Surprisingly (or perhaps not surprisingly for some), Biden and Trump have two entirely different perspectives on the matter, which can be shown in their plans for climate change. Whether you are eligible or ineligible to vote, it is vital to be aware of how our ever-changing climate will be affected by this upcoming election. Our futures are at risk.

WRITTEN BY: Evie Fitzpatrick

My Coming Out Experience

Throughout society, individuals from all walks of life have different rites of passage that mark major milestones or changes in their lives. Rites of passage can particularly be important for children or adolescents, individuals who are still developing in many ways. School graduation ceremonies are a primary rite of passage for most children and youngContinue reading “My Coming Out Experience”