In Sickness And In Health

Location: The United States Of America Year: 2017 Central conflict: "Is access to affordable health care a right or a privilege?" Honestly, y'all. Honestly. You know those memes about white girls who can't even? That's me these days. I am a white girl -- nay! A white woman. And I can't even. See, I was raised … Continue reading In Sickness And In Health

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Something T. Swift Told Me Once*

*maybe Have you ever experienced a moment of absolute clarity? When something that should have made sense much sooner suddenly comes sharply into focus. Not long ago, one of these rare certainties popped into my mind: "It's okay to avoid the people who hurt you." To be 1000% honest and transparent, I'm not sure if … Continue reading Something T. Swift Told Me Once*

But Have You Heard Of Susan B. Anthony?

Last Friday, ratings powerhouse DJT asked a room full of women, as well as those of us at home (because the cameras were all over, trust him), if they had heard of Susan B. Anthony.  It was meant as a joke, no doubt. But it wasn't funny. Probably because I don't think anyone believes that … Continue reading But Have You Heard Of Susan B. Anthony?

Supermarket Sexism: A Conversation Between Strangers

Last week, as I was driving home from work, I remembered that I needed to buy dishwasher detergent. I went about the usual business of convincing myself that I didn't really need it, that it could wait another 24 hours, but four other things I was out of suddenly sprang to mind, interrupting my internal debate. So … Continue reading Supermarket Sexism: A Conversation Between Strangers

Harnessing The Power Of Girl Hate

(photo via Mean Girls, an absolutely classic film) Raise your hand if you've ever felt personally victimized by girl-on-girl hate. Now keep your hands up if you've ever been the source of girl-on-girl hate. I can't speak for you, but I'm willing to bet that most of us had our hands in the air for … Continue reading Harnessing The Power Of Girl Hate