overweight
classism
This is definitely NOT how affordable housing incentives are supposed to work.
bathroom
It seems when you’re in the midst of that “Everything is perfect, I’m perfect, you’re perfect” stage of a relationship, nobody poops.
pets
Adding a member to your family –- yes, even a dog –- is a personal decision and it’s no one’s business why you make the choices you do.
aging gracefully
Had I decided to write full time at 25, I might have been a wunderkind. Now I’m just a writer.
birth control
The EEOC says failing to provide contraceptive coverage in a prescription drug plan may constitute gender and pregnancy discrimination, thus potentially making it what some of us might call "illegal."
eating disorders
I can trace the slow ease into the cycle of starving and bingeing, starving and running, bingeing and running, directly back to church.
feminism
Acts of self-naming seem more than reasonable -- they’re self-affirming, somewhat instinctive and protective. They show an ownership of one’s own narrative. They make complete sense to me.
doctors
OR: A brief history of why I hated doctors for so long, and why I finally stopped.
anxiety
For the first time since I leaped screaming into the arms of social media, I find myself trying to figure out what to share and what stays quiet.
suicide
At 20, I decided that if the world wasn’t going to do me the favor of killing me off young, I’d do it myself. But now what?
airbnb
What better new logo for Airbnb, the website that facilitates your home away from home, than an abstract rendition of the female orifice?
in

Jul 17, 2014 at 11:30am | 33 comments

you are the advice columnist
social media
In the last year or so, I have made a point of posting pictures in which my daughters are doing something other than smiling –- making music, playing soccer –- so the comments say something other than “She’s so beautiful!”
the daily dot
I had a feeling that I wasn’t the only one who struggled with this.
taking your kid to work
Even on days when he’s an over-tired little tyrant or will not stop grabbing the trackball out of the mouse, I feel extremely lucky that I get to have a job and see my kid. But as he gets older, I worry.
fat shaming
To those who think shaming overweight people will “inspire them” to change, you’re dead wrong.
politics
The United States, where church and state are supposedly separate, is codifying discrimination on the part of Christian-owned and run entities, and thus far, we haven't seen any high-profile denials of requests for religious exemptions.
cultural appropriation
Why do white gay men want to spend so much time telling a black woman that her hurt, anger and disappointment is false, hate-mongering, and offensive?
you are the advice columnist
He refuses to name his son anything other than his exact name, and there is no way I am going to do that to my child. How can we reach an agreement?
swimsuits
None of us is bulletproof. We all have our private moments of body shame. What made this effort meaningful is the fact that we pushed through all those anxieties to do it.
mormon
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.
sexism
Number One: Don’t act like the world is your living room, and call out men who do.
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Jul 11, 2014 at 12:30pm | 274 comments