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After Donald Trump was elected president on November 8, there were calls to those who opposed him to give the president-elect a chance; to wait and see what decisions he made before protesting. And not even a week after the election, President-elect Trump hired white nationalist Steve Bannon as his chief strategist. Before joining the Trump campaign Bannon led the conservative news website Breitbart. He used the site to promote his bigotry, calling it the "platform for the alt-right movement." You say alt-right, I say white supremacy. If...
With Donald Trump as America’s president-elect, we need women to tell their stories now more than ever. And that’s especially true when those women are talking about reproductive justice, misogyny, racism, and xenophobia. Enter Jena Friedman, 33, a bold new voice in feminist comedy, whose one-hour comedy special, American Cunt, debuted last month on Seeso, NBC’s new digital platform, and who appeared on Colbert’s live election night coverage, imploring women to “get your abortions now, because we’re going to be fucked and we’re going to...
I have a memory of my mother so clear I almost feel as if I was there. My mother is sitting in a circle with the other moms of my kindergarten class and her eyes fire up as each woman introduces herself. I am Ji-eun’s mother.I am Ah-ram’s mother.I am Min-sook’s mother. In my mind, even though it was not part of her story, my mom’s voice booms when it is her turn. “My name is Kim Hyun-sook,” she says so proudly it almost puts the other moms...
  This summer, I moved out of my liberal bubble of a city and headed for a small town an hour up the coast. My reasons for leaving the city were all related to my mental health: the combination of working two jobs to afford the Boston rent, the noise and the pace of its streets, and the catcalls and invasions of space I experienced almost daily was contributing to a head full of chaos and fear. A series of traumas, and the resulting anxiety, had...
  Prods to help your flaccid partner get a stiffy in a jiffy What do you do when you and your partner want to get it on but their dick isn’t up to the challenge? Of course, there are all types of sex to be had that don’t focus on penile penetration, but sometimes you wanna get it in when you get it on. If your sex friend is being cockblocked by everyday life—stress at work, SSRIs, or, in the case of my significant other, whiskey shots—there...