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on banning bossy

on banning bossy

So Sheryl Sandberg, the patron saint of leaning in, has handed down a new commandment from the mount: Ban “bossy”. (I had to convince myself not to write “excommunicate ‘Bossy’ from your vocabulary.” A holy trinity of inconsistent religious imagery! Apparently poorly-constructed figurative devices give me a weird thrill today.) When I heard about this,(…)

what about those fairy tales…

what about those fairy tales…

The first fairy tale that I remember hearing was the story of how my parents met. While it did not fit into a “tale type” and was not written by the Grimms, to me this story represented the ultimate fairy tale. It began once upon a time in 1985, in the far away land of(…)

seven reasons my parents shouldn’t have sent me to college

seven reasons my parents shouldn’t have sent me to college

Fix the Family has a great post on the six reasons you shouldn’t send your daughter to college. As a daughter who was erroneously sent to college, I figured I’d throw in my perspective on their totally-correct points. Check it out: 1. I now attract the wrong types of men. Now that I’m on a path(…)

that girl mag’s lesbian bff wants you to #fight4fallon

that girl mag’s lesbian bff wants you to #fight4fallon

In October, badass Mixed Martial Arts fighter Fallon Fox will compete for the Championship Fighting Alliance women’s featherweight tournament title, and I want you to support her. Why is this relevant here? You may have noticed that That Girl Mag isn’t particularly big on covering MMA fighting/physical competition/caring about the outcomes of sporting events in(…)

a series of reappropriated poetry: what it means to be a girl

a series of reappropriated poetry: what it means to be a girl

This is the third and final in “A Series of Reappropriated Poetry: Derived mainly from Bilboard 100 and American Top 40,” a series of guest posts/poems by Shreena T, Brown ’16. what it means to be a girl You make me wanna act like a girl Paint my nails and wear high heels I’ve got(…)

a series of reappropriated poetry: mashup

a series of reappropriated poetry: mashup

This is the first in “A Series of Reappropriated Poetry: Derived mainly from Bilboard 100 and American Top 40,” a three-part series of guest posts/poems by Shreena T, Brown ’16.  mashup Her eyes, her eyes make the stars look like they’re not shining Make your eyes shine brighter than the stars, now with NEW CoverGirl Exact Eyelights.(…)