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‘Lean In’ and the Work-Life Balance: That Happened

“Lean In” continues to divide women on issues related to work, privilege and balance. Is my decision to go freelance leaning in or leaning out? Sheryl Sandberg and the Lean In brand have suffered a few blows recently. Sandberg threw her big name behind Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a congressional candidate who […]

‘Selfie’ Is Our Word of the Year: That Happened

ColumnI’m guilty of the occasional selfie. So, I took a new one in honor of 2013’s word of the year—and highlighting one of my favorite words. The fact that “selfie” is the  2013 Word of the Year doesn’t say good things about how we, collectively, behaved this year. Selfie. Just […]

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 […]

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 […]

‘Lean In’ and the Work-Life Balance: That Happened

“Lean In” continues to divide women on issues related to work, privilege and balance. Is my decision to go freelance leaning in or leaning out? Sheryl Sandberg and the Lean In brand have suffered a few blows recently. Sandberg threw her big name behind Ileana Ros-Lehtinen, a congressional candidate who […]

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 […]

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 […]

That Happened: Slut-Shaming

ColumnFrom Amanda Knox to a kindergarten girl’s short skirt, the message is clear: You should be ashamed. Last night I watched Chris Cuomo interview, if you can call it that, Amanda Knox on CNN. Throughout the interview, he interrogated her, called her a sexually perverse deviant, berated her for pausing to […]

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. […]

Marlise Munoz, Woman or Incubator? That Happened

Marlise Munoz is being kept alive—against her family’s wishes—to incubate a fetus. Marlise Munoz was 14 weeks pregnant when she suffered a blood clot and was declared brain dead just after Thanksgiving. Texas, where Munoz lived with her husband Erick, is one of 12 states that automatically invalidate a pregnant […]

That Happened: Blurred Lines and Rape Culture

ColumnRobin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines” is super fun (if you ignore the lyrics).The summer of 2012 was a sugar-coated squeefest with Carly Rae Jepson’s “Call Me Maybe” as the unofficial soundtrack. We were treated to (or tortured by depending on your point of view) the song everywhere we went—not to mention […]

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 […]

Trigger Warning: That Happened

Did a My Little Pony backpack trigger a bully? Did a trigger warning do anything to protect a victim of assault? A trigger warning usually comes in the form of a parenthetical in a headline or before the meat of a post, and will say something like: Trigger warning, this […]

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 […]

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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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