Purim in the #MeToo Era

Despite controversy surrounding the story of Purim, I argue that there are lessons to be learned from both Vashti and Esther, specifically through the two’s similarities. Originally pitted as opposites, Esther and Vashti both push boundaries to uphold their morals.

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The Test of “Asianness”

Mixed-race actors Henry Golding and Sonoya Mizuno faced backlash over their casting in Crazy Rich Asians, exposing the difficulty for multiracial people to gain acceptance into their own communities. Caitlin Ang discusses the right of mixed peoples to claim their identities and the problems of multiracial acceptance.

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