Women have always been regarded as the sole source of all their suffering, and no one more than the drunk girl. In her stumbling and fumbling, through her tears, and in spite of her laughter, we know her to be immoral and gross. We know that whatever should befall her on this “ladies night,” this … Continue reading Protect Drunk Girls
“Two friends and I set up a rule — no more white women for 2017. We are not accepting friend requests online or in real life. We don’t have the energy required to vet people and then wait for the other shoe to drop.” — Graeme Seabrook Earlier this year, at work, I overheard a coworker, a white … Continue reading More Women of Color for 2017
“Womanhood is learning how to witch yourself in slow motion. When they say your name like a curse, say it back to them like an incantation. When they call you cold, show them how you conjure fire.” — Brenna Twohy Every girl goes through a period of flirtation with witchcraft. Some more intense than others. … Continue reading The Modern Witch
“Antibiotics can take care of pneumonia. What’s the cure for an unhealthy penchant for privacy that repeatedly creates unnecessary problems?” — David Axelrod Harsh words, but true. For those of us living in fear that Trump and his “basket of deplorables” are going to be running this country for the next four ears Clintons lack … Continue reading Privacy’s Place in the Presidential Election
“The single best thing about coming out of the closet is that nobody can insult you by telling you what you’ve just told them.” — Rachel Maddow When you’re growing up queer there exists some time between when you realize you are different, when other people realize you are different, and when you are comfortable … Continue reading They Can’t Hurt Me Anymore
“This is literally what it’s like to be part of a marginalized group. Politeness is met with refusal to listen, and anger is met with demands for politeness.” — A. M. Leibowitz There are certain people, certain situations I have been conditioned to keep silent about. I have been told that when it comes to politics … Continue reading Tired of Being Polite
Maybe periods wouldn’t be so frightening if we didn’t refer to them as “red tide” or “shark week” or any other euphemism that evokes neurotoxicity or dismemberment. — Lindy West, on a world where girls can talk about menstruation in shouts instead of whispers I’m one of those girls who calls my period things like … Continue reading The Red Tide Cometh!