issues
The first sentence? "Sports is not the first place that you imagine seeing girls unless they are cheering on the sidelines."
real women
I'd like to see the word "real" abolished from conversations about human beings.
in

May 1, 2014 at 3:00pm | 281 comments

men
health
It isn’t the taste and it isn’t the smell of smoking. For me, it’s a whole hell of a lot of memories.
in

Apr 16, 2014 at 11:00am | 88 comments

cherry bombe jubilee
adoption
A black woman pulled me aside to tell me what other black women think when they see a white woman with a black baby.
confidence
Sadly, all my loud, rah-rah feminist beliefs about how we have every right to feel awesome about ourselves sort of ... mainly applies to other women.
twitter
I didn’t want my tweet to be posted out of context later.
street harassment
Street harassment remains a pervasive cultural problem and no community is immune.
twitter
We can't lose sight of the fact that an incredible thing happened that night.
in

Mar 18, 2014 at 12:00pm | 179 comments

crowdfunding
Initially crowdfunding seemed like this great, creative way to finance things, but was it possible that it was also distracting us from demanding real change from financial institutions?
in

Feb 22, 2014 at 11:00am | 31 comments

workplace
What could a white female COO whose net worth is more than $1 billion tell a black female writer like me about how to succeed professionally? Fortunately there's a new book that picks up where 'Lean In' left off.
gay bars
As a gay man bar tending in a gay bar, do I prioritize my level of customer service based on gender? Hell, no.
in

Feb 5, 2014 at 1:00pm | 718 comments

music
Though I was previously not sold on the Coachella thing, after creating this list of women musicians on their next line-up, I am completely jealous of anyone who gets to go.
men
Ladies, stay gorgeous forever or else your husband might stop loving you, OK? See, a new study concludes that men are happier when married to "good-looking" women. Barf. And duh.
jezebel
makeup
Does that make them incredibly vain and insecure? To me, it seems like not the biggest of whoops.
the pill
The author of a controversial new book about the alleged risks and dangers of hormonal birth control shares her thoughts on the matter.
street harassment
A couple of kickass new Kickstarter projects are reminding me that crowdfunding can totally be a good thing (er, when cheap celebrities aren't abusing it).
poetry
In my industry -- literary agenting -- it’s the first cliché you learn: don’t represent poetry. It’s commercial poison.
daily mail
A 54-year-old writer pushes readers' buttons by gleefully describing what it's like to look 25 years younger than she is (with zero plastic surgery, thank you very much).
okcupid
A depressing new study found that dudes on OKCupid are most attracted to women who claim to be cheaters.