anxiety
I can’t listen to music without a wellspring of tears exploding from my sockets. I can’t watch the movies or television that I love. I try to read and the letters dance around the page like they are on fire.
in

Sep 18, 2014 at 5:00pm | 90 comments

the daily dot
If we have to shame men into non-violence, the battle is already lost.
in

Sep 18, 2014 at 11:30am | 199 comments

domestic violence
wendy davis
This is the “good” abortion narrative. And I’m happy Davis shared it, because even that was a risk. But this kind of story is not the most common when it comes to terminating a pregnancy.
xonews
Some of the headlines you might have missed, neatly summarized.
in

Sep 17, 2014 at 12:30pm | 38 comments

rape
We are not contributing to rape culture by doing whatever we can to protect ourselves.
politics
I’ve always firmly believed that the best way to see real democratic change is to convince awesome people to put aside their careers in the private sector for a little while and run for office.
in

Sep 16, 2014 at 5:00pm | 30 comments

domestic abuse
Nearly every county in our nation has a domestic abuse shelter in it, a place where women can go to stay safe. But what most don’t have is a legal department.
vaccines
dating
Beauty is what you don’t rinse off at night before bed. The rest is just styling. They don’t sell beauty-removing wipes at the drugstore.
in

Sep 15, 2014 at 10:00am | 51 comments

race
On December 18, 1946, Steve Biko was born into South African apartheid. On September 12th, 1977, police killed him for trying to end it.
in

Sep 12, 2014 at 5:00pm | 30 comments

abuse
Artist/activist Chuck D’s recent comments about the NFL’s Ray Rice and domestic violence reveal the multilayered tradition of sexism within hip hop, even in the so-called good old days.
in

Sep 12, 2014 at 3:30pm | 50 comments

ravens
I have Ravens floor mats in my car. There is a Flacco jersey hanging in my closet, and I have several cute purple tops that I rotate through for my office’s participation in Purple Fridays.
in

Sep 12, 2014 at 1:30pm | 81 comments

xonews
Some of the headlines you might have missed, neatly summarized.
in

Sep 12, 2014 at 12:30pm | 41 comments

disability
If you can wrap your head around it, “Can I touch your arms?” is actually relatively common and almost never comes from children. Grown adults! Imagine!
taxis
"You're a very pretty girl," he said. The hair on the back of my neck literally stood up, and my stomach clenched in that all-too-familiar way.
college
booty
All across social media can be found the image so familiar as to be blasé: the faceless spandex-clad individual, booty first, reminding without words, “Isn’t it about time you started squatting?”
xonews
Some of the headlines you may have missed, neatly summarized.
in

Sep 10, 2014 at 12:30pm | 34 comments

pot
Lest you think I’m a total goody-goody (I am one, but only partially), I have tried smoking pot. Three times. Although it’s unclear if I’ve actually inhaled.
in

Sep 10, 2014 at 12:00pm | 994 comments

airline
I'm not, by any means, a person for whom travel SHOULD be awesome.
dancing
My high school didn't allow dancing either, but we didn't blame Miley Cyrus.
in

Sep 9, 2014 at 5:00pm | 64 comments

styleite
Barnard College -- who, for the record, offers an “Activist-in-Residence” fellowship -- imposed a dress code on its RAs via a “Training Expectations” contract that they had to sign their first week back.
in

Sep 9, 2014 at 2:30pm | 142 comments