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

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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.
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BE SEXY IF YOU DO NOT FEEL SEXY RIGHT NOW YOU ARE A REPRESSED WEIRDO AND NO ONE WILL EVER WANT YOU.
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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.
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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.
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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.
unpopular opinion
I finally feel that, as a woman, it's okay to want to be satisfied, and without feeling a fellatio transaction is owed in return.
new york
The sad thing is that a large portion of those coming to New York think they’re doing so in the name of authenticity. People who want to be artists and intellectuals come to New York and move to areas like Bushwick, thinking that they are getting the New York experience.
unpopular opinion
We don't get to pick and choose the free speech (which includes acts as well as speech) we approve of. The whole point of free speech is that it is free and open to anyone.
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The reason I'm just not into Audrey and Marilyn is that by worshipping the kind of women we think they are, we’re just pigeonholing ourselves.
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alcohol
Enjoying flavored vodka doesn't make you a wuss, and preferring scotch doesn't make you admirable. Get over yourself.
parenting
I know that tantrums are annoying. I live with a toddler, I bear witness to anywhere from three to roughly five hundred tantrums a day. It doesn’t get easier. The screaming doesn’t become any more pleasant. It’s brutal. It’s also completely normal toddler behavior.
beastie boys
Ultimately, in a clash between a man’s dying wishes and the huge and very delicate legal framework that supports fair use and transformative works, I have to support transformative works.
plus size
I get it, I really do. Dressing a fat body is not the easiest thing in the world. The paucity of fashionable clothing aside, the pressure to "flatter our curves" is a constant, all-consuming one
c-sections
My #1 priority was a healthy baby, but escaping pain was a close second.