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lies told by at least one female

lies told by at least one female

A twitter hashtag is going around, getting people all riled up. It’s called #liestoldbyfemales and it’s largely sexist bullshit. Shit like “Tell me the truth, I won’t get mad” and “No I’m not jealous!” and “I’m not a stupid slut.” You know, things that are lies! That upsets me, especially because I am a female and(…)

condoms are making you depressed

condoms are making you depressed

I know I said earlier that I was going to stop going on and on about vaguely stupid people who say very stupid things on the internet, but I am absolutely fascinated by this blog post. Basically, if you don’t want to go read the long and boring and very stupid article, here are the(…)

let’s not give big companies free labor anymore

let’s not give big companies free labor anymore

It’s time to start figuring out your summer plans, college kids. Time to start perusing the job boards for something that will make you look good and won’t be too boring. Time to find another unpaid internship. Or not. I’ve done unpaid internships. Honestly, they were all pretty cool. I had a good time. It(…)

the six types of christmas gifts to give and receive

the six types of christmas gifts to give and receive

1. The thing that the giver actually wants One year, my dad bought my mom a Playstation 3 because he thought she would like the Blu-ray player (and if he happened to use it for video games it would be a happy coincidence). Another time, my then-eight-year-old sister gave some cartoon movie about dogs to(…)

america’s sex ed supports rape culture

america’s sex ed supports rape culture

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 BPR! Sex-ed in America is far from perfect. It varies widely from state to state (and even school to school), but at worst it can shame(…)

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(…)