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The Dirty Problems Behind “Clean” Eating

By Maya Dodd On September 10, 2014

Content ahead includes discussion of diet, restrictive eating, and disordered eating.  Look at any recent diet book, food blog, or Pinterest board from the past year or so and you’ll be sure… Read More


5 Annoying Realities Every Short Girl Has to Deal With

By Jessica Harkins On September 7, 2014

Can I be honest with you? Let’s just get real for a second. I am one short lady, I am 5 feet nothing, and if you were to ask my husband or… Read More

Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi pushing a stroller full of beer.

Can We Stop Acting Like Not Having Kids is a Controversial Decision?

By Sarah Willis On September 4, 2014

Childlessness is entering the mainstream. The Underwoods in House of Cards – the power couple du jour – are deliberately childless. A recent Open University study found that childless couples have more… Read More


The Problem with Changing Your Name For a Man

By Michelle Cason On September 3, 2014

The other day while standing at my front door signing for a package, the FedEx guy said to me as he was leaving, “last name Insertmyboyfriendslastnamehere?” It caught me so off-guard that… Read More


Bi Erasure, or Why the Hell is My Sexuality So Hard to Understand?

By Rut Guðnadóttir On August 7, 2014

Once upon a time I thought I was a lesbian. It was mainly a conscious decision I made because I didn’t like boys at the time. That didn’t really pan out, since you… Read More


How to Vanquish the Self-Defeating Devil on Your Shoulder

By Deanna de Bara On July 30, 2014

I am fortunate to know some pretty wonderful women. They are smart, funny, and successful. They run businesses, households, and marathons. They know how to rock a killer pair of heels, rock… Read More


5 Non-Medicinal Anxiety Remedies That Actually Worked For Me

By Veronica Prince On July 25, 2014

I am a naturally anxious person and always have been. When I was a child I used to compulsively rip up napkins, pieces of paper, food wrappers, whatever was nearby, creating mountains… Read More


Why Other Women Should Stop Judging My Gaming (And Join In Instead)

By Ana Urena On July 23, 2014

I usually like to end  my days with pre-poo wash on my hair, a clay mask on my face, and a PlayStation remote in hand. When asked by my (female) co-workers what… Read More


Lifestyle Envy: What You NEED to Realize When You’re Feeling Jealous

By Jessica Johansen On July 14, 2014

If you’re anything like me, you probably spend quite a bit of time browsing amazing websites everyday, watching TV shows, or simply indulging in an occasional spot of people-watching. It can be… Read More


As a Trans Woman, I WANT People to Break the “Rule” About My Sex and Gender

By Daphne Shaed On July 7, 2014

I keep seeing posts, often with neat looking infographics, talking about what can be asked of a transperson. Most of these articles are directed toward cisgender people and discourage them from asking questions,… Read More


How Atheism Liberated Me as a Woman and a Feminist

By Rebecca Pitzer On June 23, 2014

I want to start this article by first saying this: I am in no way trying to generalize religion, specifically Christianity. I understand that not all Christianity is like the situations I… Read More

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Can I Ever Feel Comfortable as a Christian and a Feminist?

By Becca Costello-Thomas On June 15, 2014

I use many labels to describe myself: college graduate, reader, daughter, sister, aunt, dog-lover, vegetarian, messy, nerd. Most of the time my labels get along together nicely, and I enjoy the way… Read More