What's Intresting

Target’s Thigh Gap Fail: That Happened

Oh the thigh gap. Controversial. #Thinspirational. A stop on the way to bikini bridge on the body dysmorphia journey. But, in many cases, the thigh gap is total bullshit. Juniors browsing for swimwear on Target’s website this week were treated to models whose private regions had been (very poorly) Photoshopped in an […]

Did Lily Allen Just Make A Racist Music Video?: That Happened

ColumnLily Allen’s “Hard Out Here” video blurs the lines between satire and racism. Much like Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” and Miley Cyrus’ live twerk debacle, both of which Lily Allen openly mocks in her video, “Hard Out Here,” there’s nothing subtle about the message in her new song. The difference […]

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, […]

‘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 […]

Suicide and Storytelling: That Happened

When I was a junior in high school, two girls took their own lives. Twenty years later, I realize how writing about a friend’s suicide has shaped my outlook on storytelling. Twenty years ago this week, my mom was standing in the kitchen and asked me a simple question: Do […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

‘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 […]

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, […]

Slut-Shaming Is The Status Quo: That Happened

ColumnWhy is slut-shaming the default stance when it comes to women and sexual assault? [Editor’s note: Libby Lowe, our usual ‘That Happened’ columnist is out this week, so this post comes to us from writer Heather Kenny.] Last week the internet was in an uproar about a story by a […]

The Maryville Rape: That Happened

It’s impossible not to remember the Steubenville rape when you read about the Maryville rape, but in this case, we hear from the girls. The Maryville rape case has many of the elements we’ve come to expect. Small town America. Football. Entitlement. Alcohol. Videos. Social media bullying. A teenage girl […]

That Happened: Kaitlyn Hunt’s “Mistake”

But she’s a cheerleader! What to make of Kaitlyn Hunt. Three years ago, the people of the internet—and more importantly, the ACLU—rallied in support of a teen named Constance McMillen who wanted to take her girlfriend to the prom. Things ended well for Constance. Her school agreed to create a […]

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. […]

The War on Women: That Happened

Rand Paul surrenders; the Senator admits losing the War on Women during a  four-man panel on Fox News debates. I guess Megyn Kelly was in the bathroom gabbing with her lady friends or changing her tampon when Fox News gathered four (white) men for its debate about The War on […]

‘Obvious Child’ – an Abortion Rom-Com: That Happened

“Obvious Child” is the best abortion rom-com since… Uh, hey, it’s an abortion rom-com! PS: This column is chock-full of spoilers. Calendar item: “Wednesday 7:30 – Abortion movie with Emily.” As you can see, I have been eagerly anticipating going to see “Obvious Child” since I first heard rumblings about […]

Slut-Shaming Is The Status Quo: That Happened

ColumnWhy is slut-shaming the default stance when it comes to women and sexual assault? [Editor’s note: Libby Lowe, our usual ‘That Happened’ columnist is out this week, so this post comes to us from writer Heather Kenny.] Last week the internet was in an uproar about a story by a […]

What's New

Earth Day Fashion Guide: On Trend

Check out our Earth Day Fashion Guide, full of our trendy top picks from the environmentally conscious and active online shop EcoHabitude! Known as the ethical marketplace, EcoHabitude aims to create more transparency in the online green marketplace, and has created the EcoTag system that indicates which ethical and environmental […]

25 Awesome DIY Projects Made From Nature

Use nature to decorate your space with these gorgeous DIY projects. Spring is an amazing time of year to combine two of my favorite things–nature and DIY.  My husband and I like to take walks at the local nature reserve near our home. We also like to garden and spend […]

How to Not Sweat (or Stink) With Natural Deodorant

A healthy lifestyle, clean foods, nontoxic personal care products. These are all high on our list of must haves. Soaking wet pits are not. How to not sweat when making the switch to natural deodorants? You use organic cosmetics, nontoxic shampoo, natural body lotion. Have yet to make the change […]

Hot Right Now