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The Friend Babymoon: That Happened

The friend babymoon. A new thing we invented! I recently spent the weekend in Maine with three of my best friends, one of whom is pregnant. Without meaning to, we ended up on a friend babymoon. If that’s not a thing already, it should be. In addition to laughing until […]

The NYT Fired Jill Abramson: That Happened

Jill Abramson, The New York Times’ top dog, and first female executive editor, was fired. We should have seen this coming. Jill ABRAmson. Bra is right there in her name! As the scandal started to unfold, it seemed like a clear case of sexism at work. The New Yorker reported […]

Really, Sexy Baby Voice? + Bustle Debuts: That Happened

ColumnWomen’s voices are being co-opted! Bustle —run by a man, written for ladies— and sexy baby voice. It’s been a while, but I’ve taken a lot of women’s studies classes. In many of them, we talked about women’s voices—the words we use, the manner in which we speak, who controls […]

Miley’s Twerk: That Happened

When it comes to how we talk about young women and sexuality, Miley’s twerk is the least of our problems. Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance took over the news cycle this week. There was outrage about slut-shaming—why was everyone disgusted by her but not by Robin Thicke? There was a gut […]

What Is Date Rape? That Happened

  What is date rape? It’s rape. If only that was all that needed to be said. I really feel like the question, “what is date rape?” was answered very effectively in a number of after school specials and very special episodes of TV shows back in the ‘80s and […]

The Government Shutdown Is About You: That Happened

ColumnThe government shutdown has a lot to do with your reproductive health. The effects of this week’s government shutdown are massive. Kids aren’t receiving access to cancer trials. The agency that certifies that organically labeled food is actually grown organically isn’t functioning. Have a civil liberty complaint? Hope it can […]

That Happened: The Princess and the Tramp

ColumnSociety pushes girls to become sexual objects, then shames them about the length of a hem. How many times have you heard someone say—usually after the “I don’t care as long as the baby is healthy” comment—that “it would be nice to have a boy, they are so much easier.” […]

Really, Sexy Baby Voice? + Bustle Debuts: That Happened

ColumnWomen’s voices are being co-opted! Bustle —run by a man, written for ladies— and sexy baby voice. It’s been a while, but I’ve taken a lot of women’s studies classes. In many of them, we talked about women’s voices—the words we use, the manner in which we speak, who controls […]

That Happened: The Steubenville Rape

ColumnAccording to the media, women’s bodies are less important than pigskin. On August 11, 2012, a 16-year-old girl was raped by two teenage football players in Steubenville, Ohio. The judge chose to try the two young men as juveniles. On March 17, 2013, Trent Mays was sentenced to a minimum […]

When Roe v. Wade is Overturned: That Happened

ColumnMany of us take Roe v. Wade for granted, but what will we do when it’s overturned? That’s right, I said, “when Roe v. Wade is overturned,” not “if.” To many, such a reversal seems impossible, but an examination of the current anti-choice climate shows it’s not as far-fetched as […]

Miley’s Twerk: That Happened

When it comes to how we talk about young women and sexuality, Miley’s twerk is the least of our problems. Miley Cyrus’ VMA performance took over the news cycle this week. There was outrage about slut-shaming—why was everyone disgusted by her but not by Robin Thicke? There was a gut […]

Udonis Haslem’s Wedding Announcement: That Happened

ColumnNBA star Udonis Haslem’s wedding announcement in the New York Times adds to the cultural conversation about reproductive choice. In many ways, the New York Times story celebrating Udonis Haslem and Faith Rein’s wedding is pretty typical. Two kids with wildly different backgrounds meet in college. They start dating. Then, […]

Snip-Snip, the Stigma of Vasectomy: That Happened

In our society, pregnancy prevention is seen as women’s work. It’s time to talk about the big V: Vasectomy. If you’re eager to freak out the average American man, suggest he consider getting a vasectomy. Despite reports that about one out of five men over 35 have had a vasectomy, […]

Udonis Haslem’s Wedding Announcement: That Happened

ColumnNBA star Udonis Haslem’s wedding announcement in the New York Times adds to the cultural conversation about reproductive choice. In many ways, the New York Times story celebrating Udonis Haslem and Faith Rein’s wedding is pretty typical. Two kids with wildly different backgrounds meet in college. They start dating. Then, […]

Maria Bello and the Modern Family: That Happened

Maria Bello’s recent Modern Love column shows that people still don’t understand non-traditional definitions of love, sexuality and family. Many headlines about actress and activist Maria Bello’s Modern Love column in The New York Times say things like: “Maria Bello Comes Out as Gay” and “Maria Bello Is a Lesbian.” […]

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What Is Date Rape? That Happened

  What is date rape? It’s rape. If only that was all that needed to be said. I really feel like the question, “what is date rape?” was answered very effectively in a number of after school specials and very special episodes of TV shows back in the ‘80s and […]

‘The Fosters’ Takes on Late-Term Abortion: That Happened

ABC Family’s “The Fosters” tackles late-term abortion—and gets it right. A recent episode of “The Fosters” featuring a character getting a late-term abortion has me rethinking my regular viewing habits—unless “Stick It”,  the classic Missy Peregrym/Jeff Bridges movie about a non-conformist gymnast is on, you’ll rarely find me watching ABC […]

Women Against Feminism: That Happened

Women Against Feminism is proof that feminism has a branding problem. Back in the ‘60s, it was often assumed that if you identified as a feminist, you hated men, loved armpit hair and liked to sleep with the ladies. Fast forward to 2014 and the stereotypes are largely the same. […]

Carleigh’s Ass Rules: That Happened

What’s the best way to fight back against body-shaming bullies? Put your ass into it! The fastest way to make a girl feel bad is to make fun of her body. Forty-seven percent of girls in 5th-12th grade say they want to lose weight because of magazine pictures, according to […]

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