men
Sometimes men in my life completely invalidate my opinion without even noticing.
in

Mar 10, 2014 at 1:30pm | 864 comments

comic books
If you’re not threatened with rape, you’re told you’re not qualified, you’re not good enough, you’re not welcome here.
apologies
Making jokes at the expense of others is something I’m very ashamed of.
burlesque
Can I please leave the house without being forced to endure yet another fancy strip show?
in

Sep 18, 2013 at 12:00pm | 623 comments

beer
The Higgs Boson is confusing. Things written by David Lynch are confusing. The fact that my skin is both oily AND flaky is confusing. Beer is actually pretty simple.
religion
I was raised in a fundamentalist community that stood at the front of the battle lines of the ‘90s culture wars. Cameron’s description of matrimonial bliss is all too familiar.
in

Jan 14, 2014 at 12:00pm | 412 comments

racism
I am seriously regretting that I didn't at least tell these folks to lower their voices. Their sizeist, racist, classist, awful people voices.
pet names
To me, pet names sound patronizing. They make me feel about two feet tall: worthless and pathetic, something that needs to be patted on the head and tucked into bed with a hot water bottle
creepiness
Time and time again, straight dudes let me down.
in

Aug 21, 2014 at 10:00am | 334 comments

comic-con
I'm not sure why I was so surprised to hear frank discussions about sexism at San Diego Comic-Con, but I really, really was.
street harassment
For some men, any woman is fair game. And depending on who they are, what they look like, and where they fall on the socioeconomic spectrum, standing their ground could prove deadly.
issues
Women look sexy and feel sexy when they're being themselves. If a dude is turned off by my bold lip, wait until he gets a load of my bold personality.
in

Mar 1, 2012 at 3:40pm | 315 comments

army
Despite the amount of women now gracing the ranks of our proud military divisions, it is still, most certainly, a man’s world.
in

Mar 21, 2014 at 11:00am | 315 comments

sexism
Students reported being told to wear skirts longer than the dress code actually required, with a side of being reminded that they were "gonna get raped" in the clothes they'd chosen.
the onion
feminism
When people can’t even engage respectfully with a woman saying she’s harmed by something people in her environment are doing, it’s kind of impossible to hope for any meaningful change.
sexism
Number One: Don’t act like the world is your living room, and call out men who do.
in

Jul 11, 2014 at 12:30pm | 274 comments

classy drinks
I hate how "girly" is supposed to be an insult. So let's talk drinks. Plus recipes for three of my fave cocktails.
uptalk
A lot of folks are very concerned lately that this habit is ruining our young women by making them sound like air-headed insecure simpletons. I strongly disagree.
in

Feb 25, 2014 at 1:00pm | 263 comments

teen pregnancy
First of all, this is a campaign designed to make people feel bad.
women
When I hear other women say they can’t stand women, it makes me sad because what they’re really saying is that they can’t stand parts of themselves.
geekery
Actually I'm probably not good-looking enough to properly qualify as a "fake geek girl," but I'm giving it a shot anyway.
in

Aug 14, 2012 at 2:00pm | 249 comments