mental health

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

please shut up about millennials, i’m begging you

It looks like we’re still doing this. Saying things about millennials. I asked us to stop, but I guess we’re not stopping. Fine. The latest offense comes from psychotherapist Brooke Donatone writing at Slate. She thinks we “can’t grow up” and are “unable to think for [ourselves]” because of “helicopter parenting.” I think she needs(…)

it’s link thursday!

it’s link thursday!

It’s not just any Link Thursday. Today is a very special halloweeny Link Thursday! First and foremost, you should read about the D.C. Spooktacular. There are creepy crawlitics and representative demonocracy! If you can count all the puns in this article, I’ll give you a prize. I’ll wait…. Okay, now stop counting puns and instead(…)

“keep the government out of my vagina” says right wing group(?!)

“keep the government out of my vagina” says right wing group(?!)

Hey! So this semester I have a weekly column on sex and gender issues at the Brown Political Review. This post originally appeared over there. For more badass political knowledge, check out the BPR! Below is the newest ad encouraging American youth to “opt out” of Obamacare, courtesy of OptOut.org. It depicts an unnerving caricature(…)

that girl mag’s lesbian bff says: there are issues beyond gay marriage

that girl mag’s lesbian bff says: there are issues beyond gay marriage

This post was brought to you by Katie Chockley, Yale ’14. Katie enjoys reading about feminism, drinking beer out of shoes, running really fast, and making up complex mythologies for civilizations that do not exist.  Clara, the brilliant and wonderful person behind this hilarious and smart blog, said something pretty silly about marriage equality a few months ago,(…)

fuck eating disorders

fuck eating disorders

Photo Credit: Sup3r_Fudg3 via Compfight cc Eating disorders. Let’s talk about them for a minute. This week has been set aside for the explicit purpose of being aware of eating disorders, so let’s raise some awareness. Fuck eating disorders. I’m no mental health professional, but here’s how I see things: Everyone’s a little crazy. All(…)

killing children is not okay

killing children is not okay

So in case you didn’t know, some guy killed a roomful of school children in Connecticut this morning. I am mad. Every time this happens, it reminds me what a fucked up place America is, and I actually do believe it’s something about America that’s the problem. There are guns in a lot of places(…)

how to be depressed

how to be depressed

Undergo stress (e.g. be in college). Something doesn’t have to happen to set off depression, but you’re in college so something probably will. Depression rates in college kids are on the rise, after all. Take a hard class that you hate and feel like avoiding. Get dumped. Leave home. Question your friendships, just for a(…)