unpopular opinion
It's not that I don't love animals -- I do. I just think the resources spent on animals that will never be adopted could be better used elsewhere.
unpopular opinion
Here’s the thing about comedy; It’s just trying too hard. Instead of making me laugh, it makes me uncomfortable. I feel sorry for the people who are working so hard to get a positive response from me the audience. I’m embarrassed for them.
sugar
I turn to sugar when I’m sad, I turn to sugar when I’m psyched, I turn to sugar when I’m bored. I know using sweets to comfort myself might not be healthy -- I just don't really see a cause for alarm.
breasts
low-carb
unpopular opinion
For goodness sake, stop blaming your body issues on a toy.
in

Jun 4, 2014 at 12:00pm | 270 comments

best friends
By facing this sticky emotional stuff head on, and having an ongoing conversation about it, I’ve gone from feeling tense around these women to being able to count them among my friends.
unpopular opinion
Apparently this really is an unpopular position to hold, if my recent experiences are anything to go by.
in

May 21, 2014 at 12:00pm | 302 comments

pets
It’s about common decency, which I think -- in the most Larry David-ish way possible -- does not receive enough thought and attention in our supposedly civilized world.
dogs
With a shelter animal being killed every 11 seconds in the U.S. alone, buying a dog just doesn’t make sense to me anymore, and if it makes sense to you, you need to read this.
education
My degree left me with emotional damage and an unflattering case of cynicism about the American education system -- and other awkward observations from four years in Boston.
beyonce
Apparently I hadn’t gotten the memo about it being mandatory for all women of the African Diaspora to be eternal fans of Beyoncé Knowles.
unpopular opinion
I've never understood this concept that our lovers are supposed to "give" us an orgasm, like a present in a nicely wrapped box, and that if they don't, they're a “bad” lover.
unpopular opinion
Here's a radical idea: instead of creating one new female character out of whole cloth, why not just change the gender of half of the existing characters?
unpopular opinion
I’m surprised at how much my Special Snowflake attitudes have eased my transition into motherhood. Not only that: in the long term, I think they’ll make me a happier, more effective parent.
unpopular opinion
I enjoy living in the Now, but if someone had given me a tattoo gun when I was five, every inch of my being would be swagged out in Lisa Frank.
in

Feb 26, 2014 at 3:00pm | 1239 comments

unpopular opinion
I had four years to pursue all of these amazing and available men who were right in front of me, and I blew my chance. I wasn’t thinking about who would make a great husband one day.
unpopular opinion
BE SEXY IF YOU DO NOT FEEL SEXY RIGHT NOW YOU ARE A REPRESSED WEIRDO AND NO ONE WILL EVER WANT YOU.
unpopular opinion
After analyzing top-grossing romantic comedies from the first kiss to dramatic denouement, psychologists at Heriott-Watt University concluded that they can wreak havoc on real-life romances. The reason: their misleading relationship rules and ideals.
unpopular opinion
Kids aren’t going to be traumatized by a stranger politely telling them not to do something that could potentially harm them, or is just a social norm.
unpopular opinion
There aren’t a lot of female superheroes or fantasy superstars that are remotely interesting or relatable to me. The vast majority of these characters are thin, hyper-sexual, and drawn to suit the male gaze.
school
I wish more kids would leave the most oppressive setting they’ll likely face in their lifetime, and realize that life really starts after high school.