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Unpopular Opinion: There’s Something Missing From Key & Peele’s “Negrotown”

By Sherronda J. Brown On May 22, 2015

I have loved Keegan-Michael Key and Jordan Peele since their MadTV days, and I am an avid watcher of their Comedy Central special. If you were ever to ask my friends about… Read More


Young and Sober On A Friday Night

By Clementine Morrigan On March 4, 2015

A typical Friday night for me looks like this: At around 9:30 pm a large group of friends and I squeeze our way into a coffee shop. There is barely enough room… Read More


‘Queer’ is Not a Title You Earn – It’s Something You Are

By Sherrie Silman On October 24, 2014

This is an open letter to Megan Koester, who wrote this article in Vice. Dear Megan, I read your article this morning. If we were friends, it’d be time for a girl’s… Read More


Why I Can’t Get Down With Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By Samantha Gabriele On October 21, 2014

Like so many people who have the privilege of being near a television at 4 o’clock, I watch The Ellen DeGeneres Show every day. Religiously. And I have for many years now.… Read More

Feminist Cake topper

My Feminist Marriage Manifesto

By Jocelyn Smith On October 6, 2014

I’m getting married. To my high school sweetheart. Excuse me while I throw up in my mouth a little bit. It’s like a bloody Disney movie. A 1950s schoolgirl’s dream/nightmare/inevitability. So, he was… Read More

Body Image

My Self-Worth is All Tangled Up With My Physical Strength

By Lindsey Hampton On October 1, 2014

Using a tactic I learned from an overachiever friend of mine, I volunteered recently at an event so that I could get in for free, and also avoid the vast bulk of socialization.… Read More


Finding Strength in Vulnerability

By Souyenne Dathorne On September 25, 2014

For many of us, letting our guard down and opening up to people can be extremely difficult. Vulnerability is something quite a few of us fear and avoid at all costs. Needing,… Read More


I Know Who I Am, and I Am Pansexual

By Maggie Slutzker On September 23, 2014

The other night I was out on a second date with the impossibly adorable Sam. Sam has big brown eyes and a talent for impersonations and witty comebacks. Since I can only… Read More

Body Image

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