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

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

Seeing Satan in Every Sugar Skull

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This little group of women were complaining about Hallmark’s Día de Los Muertos sugar skull ornaments, saying they were creepy and “seemed Satanic.” Because I’m a loudmouth, non-business-of-my-own-minder, I had to jump in and explain to them what the holiday is really about. Because the idea of tiny angels leaving heaven for one night to … 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

My Hands Are Up, Don’t Shoot

“The long memory is the most radical idea in this country. It is the loss of that long memory which deprives our people of that connective flow of thoughts and events that clarifies our vision, not of where we’re going, but where we want to go.” – Bruce “Utah” Phillips, 1935 – 2008   It’s … 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

Battling Self-Hatred: Why You Are Worth Fighting For

Some days I cannot look at myself in the mirror. I brush my teeth, scrub my face, slick my hair back in the simplest possible style- all with my eyes carefully averted. Even catching the slightest glimpse can start an avalanche of hate. “Ugly, fat, gross.” I feel like I should apologize for anyone forced … Read more

On The Spotless Mind

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I’m reading this book on mind control and brainwashing. It’s pretty fascinating stuff, with chapters on various covert government operations, the military, underground scientific experiments, etc.   The chapter I’m on now has produced my favorite line by far. They’re discussing the Moonies and other pseudo-religious cults that popped up in the 70s, most of … Read more