abortion
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.
homelessness
By adding in spikes to discourage “dangerous” or “unsightly” people from hanging around, private property owners are actually discouraging everyone from lingering, which –- ironically –- probably makes the areas around their property inherently less safe.
american girl
When my sister expressed her disappointment at yet another American Girl whose story differed so drastically from hers, I decided that for once: I could help her.
race
We’re all women, and if we’re talking about being allies, that means working together for more than one set of causes.
doma
Even though I’m totally pumped to be marrying my super sexy soul mate, my relationship with the whole marriage thing is pretty complicated.
feelings
We don't live in a feelings vacuum where people are completely unaffected by each other, no matter how many comments people leave to that effect.
being offensive
This is TOTALLY a trick question. Or a trick answer. Or both.
internet creeps
Reddit's been in the news a lot for its social justice ability. But at the end of the day, they're still a whole lot of jerky teenage dudes.
prison
CeCe McDonald is currently living with the general population of a men's prison in Minnesota. The question remains of whether she can ever really be safe as long as she's incarcerated.
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Jun 12, 2012 at 3:00pm | 25 comments

gender politics
The Vatican is pissed at some nuns for focusing too hard on helping to combat poverty. PRIORITIES!
activism
It's much easier to confront and unlearn the racism in my own head when I'm constantly surrounded by diversity. Boston is not a great place for that.