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the actual essentials: dorm room edition

the actual essentials: dorm room edition

bedding A bedspread. Think really hard about your bedspread. Overthink it, probably. Chances are, this is  going to be the biggest thing in your room, so you want to make sure it makes the right statement. Pillows. Both of the sleeping kind and the decorative kind. Accent pillows are the difference between a hospital bed(…)

ask that girl: college girl, big city

ask that girl: college girl, big city

Hi, Clara! I found your blog a few weeks ago and I love how real and down to earth it is. I’d love some advice! I live in a small town in the South (population about 1,500) and I’m about to go to college in Chicago. I was always kind of an introvert and not(…)

it’s link thursday!

it’s link thursday!

First of all, you must watch this video. It will improve your life. Remember last time we saw a star-studded lip-synching music video? You heard it here first. People keep sending me their favorite Taylor Swift/Feminism-related links. I haven’t the slightest idea why. But some of them have been pretty cool! This review of Red(…)

freshman to-do list: know your drinking games

freshman to-do list: know your drinking games

Ways I learned drinking games before coming to college, in order: Playing some version of drinking-Pictionary with my fifth grade class. Rather than take drinks, we were given a gumball. Gumballs are a great drinking substitute for 5th graders, because the first couple gumballs are really exciting, but after the third you try to avoid(…)

do whatever you want to do, ethically

do whatever you want to do, ethically

So, in the process of researching for the shockingly popular Cosmarxpolitan, I was pointed in the direction of an excellent feminist BDSM blog. Author Holly just wrote a really excellent defense of her sex-positive stance, so go read it at Pervocracy. Okay. Now you’re back. If you didn’t go read it, here are the main points(…)

how to turn 21

how to turn 21

1. Count down the days until your 21st birthday. As soon as you’re close enough to be excited, start a countdown. I may have had one going since January. I’d go around saying things like, “Guys, only 74 days until my 21st birthday! It’s so soon!!” 2. Make highly ambitious plans. Make a list of(…)