Wrecked

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I don’t think it’s exaggerating to say that college sexual assault has reached epidemic levels in the US. The ridiculous bureaucracy with which it’s often dealt is no doubt a contributing factor. However, it’s also a complex tangle of patriarchal ideas, well-meaning but sometimes misguided advocates, survivor guilt, and lack of effective education. On the … Read more

I’m Such A Woman, Or: Why Words Matter

Are other people as bothered by the weird little phrases that people use? For instance, some lady was saying “I’m such a woman, I can’t decide (insert whatever decision she needed to make here).” And part of me wants to reply “Oh lawdy, I’d give you advice but my uterus literally makes it impossible for … Read more

Lady Liberty, Weeping in the Dark

For a few hours last night, the Statue of Liberty was cloaked in darkness. Some saw it as a mere unremarkable power outage, others viewed it as painfully ironic social commentary sent straight from the heavens. The timing could not have been more apropos, coming on the eve of International Women’s Day as well as … Read more

Cry For Everything Bad That’s Ever Happened

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Less than a week ago the world ended. That’s how it feels. I am not being my usual hyperbolic self. It literally feels as if someone important to me died, as if everyone I love in this world simultaneously suffered a catastrophic disaster. I am enraged and I am mourning. I am hate and I … Read more

What We’re Teaching Our Sons and Our Daughters

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Every time I accidentally see the news or someone’s ridiculous protestations that Donald Trump isn’t so very bad, that song “I wasn’t born with enough middle fingers” gets stuck in my head. It seems he’s gone from insulting the looks of women who’ve come forward with accusations of his groping, wormy hands (as if being … Read more

5 Reasons Why Women Shouldn’t Serve in the Military

1. Woman have different hygienic needs. Not gonna lie, when I first heard guys claiming this, I was confused. What does it meannnn? I’m talking total Vegas blackout, Mike-Tyson’s-tiger-in-your-hotel-room level of confusion. However, I’ve since embraced it. What they’re referring to is the V. The vag. The vajayjay. The gorgina. Our girly parts. All kinds … Read more

I Woke Up Like This

No, this isn’t a post about how Beyonce killed it at the VMAs. Sorry, Bey. This isn’t a post about messy-haired morning selfies or claiming your flawlessness at any time of day. This is about something more sinister: the state so many young women seem to be waking up in lately, bruised and broken, in … Read more

An Ode to Rape Culture

Last night I watched Hick,  a probably little-seen indie film from 2011. This isn’t going to be a movie review, though the film itself wasn’t bad. It feels a little scattered in places, which I attribute to it being based on a book, as if they just filmed some scenes without the further exposition and … Read more

I’ve Been Outta My Mind A Long Time.

I try to avoid the news, and especially any comment sections on the news, because I don’t have time to cry and eat Häagen-Dazs every day. Somehow in the last little while I’ve still managed to come upon some shiny gems of wisdom. Misogyny is justified because women are vapid whores who won’t give up … Read more

Chloe Sevigny and The Hollywood Status Quo

So during Variety’s panel at the Cannes Film Festival  Chloe Sevigny spoke out about her experiences with inappropriate sexual comments from directors, etc. in Hollywood, which she shies away from even calling harassment.   The reaction? How dare she. She exposed her nipples on multiple occasions in movies! She had a guy’s penis. IN HER … Read more