Crimson opinion writer

Michelle I. Gao

Latest Content


On What Is 'Fake' and What Is 'News'

There are pressing problems that do not fall under the “fake news” umbrella but that should still be addressed. These issues have more to do with what is “news” rather than what is “fake.”


The Most 'Timely' Movie of the Year

Making a movie that doesn’t seem to have any appeal should be worth celebrating more than something that is obviously “timely.”


The Intersections in “Intersectionality”

Unlike on standardized tests, no interpretation of “intersectionality” is wrong. But it is also a stretch to say that all interpretations are equally good.


Why I Don't Support Identity Politics Anymore

A person’s lived experience should never be invalidated. But no identity makes the beliefs that someone derives from their lived experience automatically more correct.