Someone picked the wrong kid to mess with. When confronted with a dangerous, frightening situation, 12-year-old Marilyn Wildflower was able to defend herself, and scare off a predator without leaving her own bed.  Wildflower woke up in the middle of the night to a stranger who was masturbating with one hand and lifting up her sheets with his gun simultaneously. I’m pretty sure that’s right up there on the list of things that are absolutely ... Read More
  “You know what’s the male-equivalent of calling a girl a slut? Calling a guy a creep.” These are actual words my ex-boyfriend once said to me. And he was wrong, of course. Like, dead wrong, you can't even compare the damage of the of the two - what are you even talking about? But I can kind of see the parallel, and it’s something I’ve thought about since. In fact, I've discussed this at length over many mojitos: What defines a ... Read More
Two weeks ago, we discussed the serious issue of living with Bitchy Resting Face. If you need a quick refresher lesson on the disorder, it’s when a woman’s face has about the same emotional range as MTV's Daria. I also touched upon my own struggles with bitch face, which, along with my lack of proper people skills and habit of wearing all-black, pretty much solidified my place as a social pariah from ages 9 to...now. All the symptoms of chronic bitch ... Read More
So virtual Burn Books are a thing now, apparently.  Kids these days, amirite? This Tuesday, two Swedish girls (aged 15 and 16 respectively) were found guilty of “aggravated defamation” for slut-shaming 38 of their peers via Instagram. As early as December, the two were on a lookout for the “worst sluts in Gothenburg,” receiving 1000 suggestions. From there, they published photos (primarily of females) along with cruel comments on their ... Read More
Like any millennial who’s only passively political (to preface this, pretty much any knowledge of politics I’ve gotten through watching Parks and Rec, so bear with me) I monitored last night’s Wendy Davis filibuster from the comfort of multiple social media outlets.  Facebook was on edge. Tumblr was casually throwing around the “Khaleesi” title (they would.) Twitter was filled with words of solidarity punctuted with ... Read More