Entertainment
Instead of using the Bechdel Test as a catch-all critical condemnation, we can use it as a jumping-off point for larger conversations about the role women play in popular films. When films fail, why do they fail?
Clothes
It Happened To Me
I had many clients who were wealthy executives, married with children –- supposedly upstanding citizens -- but who led double lives as drug-hungry perverts.
Issues
There has been a post circulating entitled “An Open Letter to Mormon Feminists” in which the author pleads with her fellow Mormon women to not leave the Church in anger.
Sex
I frantically wondered if my friend had overlooked some key reason why this guy might reject me. Maybe he was gay?
Entertainment
Entitled "Quarterback," the song repeats the refrain: "Who you gonna blame, the star of the game or the no-name girl in the freshman class?"
Entertainment
If someone is purposely looking for attention I'm not going to feel guilty about giving it to them.
Issues
Number One: Don’t act like the world is your living room, and call out men who do.
Jamie Utt in

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Beauty
The news that climate change could make redheads disappear from Scotland has me pondering the benefits and disadvantages of my hair color.
Entertainment
The explanation presented of “You’re too early along and you need to wait” isn’t a real reason not to choose medication abortion.
Fun
Those strong of mind and bladder and can buy tickets for a "12-hour, overnight, interactive horror camping adventure."
It Happened To Me
I was ready to just cry about it for a few hours and move on, but my family saw the discrimination my naive, young mind couldn’t yet detect.
Issues
I began the cycle again in September. I felt fat and ugly and then I wrote about feeling fat and ugly and then people on the Internet were like, it’s true, you are fat and ugly, so I decided to go on a diet. Then at the last minute, I opted out.
Rebecca in

23 Hours Ago | 46 comments

We Were Paid For This
I've always scrimped when it came to my bedding because who cares, right? Oh how wrong I was.
Issues
Innocent people who mean well are dropping clothes, shoes, and purses off in donation bins without realizing that they're contributing to someone else's profits.
s.e. smith in

Jul 10, 2014 at 5:00pm | 82 comments

Beauty
We Were Paid For This
Snickers thinks I need 25% more "me time" and they're absolutely right.
Issues
Internalized misogyny is big in conservative church cultures.
Sex, Sex, Sex ... and Love
There’s a tendency to think of us as semi-mythical creatures who only come out at night and who don’t exist in the prosaic humdrum world of everyday life.
It Happened To Me
My coordinator would send me packages full of test tubes, I would have a nurse fill them with my blood, and then I would FedEx them to various places in the country. It was like a morbid and boring hobby.
Beauty
Family Drama
Maybe it’s a stage. And maybe it’s not. But either way, I don’t want him to ever feel like he wasn’t able to express himself because his parents didn’t support him.
Seth Menachem in

Jul 10, 2014 at 11:00am | 261 comments

Family Drama
One of the great things about raising a child, for me, has been to watch my son become his own person and form relationships with other people -- friends, teachers, caregivers, and step-parents.
Fashion
It's so hot I can barely function but I still have to make a dollar, you know?
Fun
YUP. COFFEE WINE. IN A CAN. My gut reaction was a kind of upset gurgling sound, but my first verbal reaction was “WHY THOUGH.”
Issues
In my 20s, I had an abortion in a Massachusetts clinic before the protection law was in place. It was like going to the doctor in a war zone.