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yet another blog post about the isla vista shooting

yet another blog post about the isla vista shooting

I guess this is how our nation copes with tragedies now. Hashtags. Twitter monologues. Blog posts. I wasn’t going to write one, I guess, but then I read this Thought Catalog article and it made me so mad that I had to sit down and explain every reason that it is partially right but mostly horrifically wrong.(…)

stop describing food as “guilt free” you jerks

stop describing food as “guilt free” you jerks

Pinterest-addict that I am, I’ve noticed a pretty irritating trend lately. Maybe it has to do with everyone’s favorite upcoming eat-until-you-hate-yourself holiday. Healthier versions of food are now being marketed as not “low calorie” or “nutrient rich” or whatever, but “guilt free.” I’m sorry, but what? A quick search reveals that all of these otherwise(…)

come on, skinny love: body shaming goes both ways

come on, skinny love: body shaming goes both ways

CW: Self-harm, body shaming, body image issues, etc. This is a guest post. So here’s how it is: Over the past few months I’ve been seeing a lot of people actively campaigning against fat-shaming, which is awesome. You know, it’s not like everyone who is “overweight” or “pudgy” can control their weight. Sometimes it’s genetic;(…)

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 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,(…)

summer makeup essentials with a dash of feminism

summer makeup essentials with a dash of feminism

Last week, my sister facebook messaged me. Grace: how cold is hell right now? Grace: …now ask “why do you ask?” Me: …. why do you ask?? Grace: because hell has frozen over: i’ve decided to start wearing makeup. Me: KSFJEIOWAHFKDLS; YAYYYY!!!! Me: wait I’m so excited Me: oh my gosh I’ve been trying to(…)

i feel so sorry for those poor rapists in steubenville

i feel so sorry for those poor rapists in steubenville

NOT. It looks like the mainstream media actually does feel this way though, and I’m having some serious trouble wrapping my mind around that fact. Like, seriously? We’re supposed to pity a pair of sixteen year old rapists because they’ll be serving one year in prison? Check please. Frankly, I expect this kind of nonsense from(…)