I had a Diva Cup stuck inside me for a long fucking time. Let me begin: The day after my birthday, I dragged my hungover ass to the park where I taught an outdoor pre-school class. My state of dehydration had me looking for lemon-lime Gatorade like Tom Hanks was looking for Wilson in Castaway.   I was bleary, but noticed a strange, dull pain in my lower back as my canvas sneakers grazed the freshly cut grass. As I set up for class, I remember the distinct sensation of mysterious wet globules dropping into my cotton Wonder Woman panties. Read More
Wildlike, an indie film directed and written by Frank Hall Green, was a thoughtful look into the experience of a teenage victim of sexual assault. It had good intentions, iffy acting, a slow rhythm and most of all–desperately needed a trigger warning. Basic criticism aside, the film takes a new angle on displaying the point of view of a survivor of sexual assault. If it is one thing Mackenzie (Ella Purnell) is, it's a survivor. Moving in with her uncle (Brian Geraghty) in Alaska, Mackenzie's future is at first seemingly full of opportunity. Read More
  Continuing the tradition of vile internet trolls hiding their misogyny behind “jokes” and “sarcasm,” douchebags are “joking” about crushing #ShoutYourAbortion founder Amelia Bonow’s head in a super-sensitive allusion to abortion. The Los Angeles Times, splashed the headline “Why the founder of #ShoutYourAbortion had to go into hiding,” announced she is getting death threats, and waxed poetic about how she is now the martyred face of the pro-choice movement. Read More
Lara McLeod was raped. Then she was arrested. Earlier this week, Buzzfeed published the story of Lara's rape and subsequent family struggles in an in-depth story and interview. Then 19, Lara was raped by her sister’s fiancé in the summer of 2011. She was home for the summer after her first year of college when Joaquin Rams showed her his gun, forced her to have sex with him and threatened to take her to a stranger’s party to be gang-raped by more men if she didn’t. Read More
Rowan Blanchard has made a name for herself as more than just the star of Disney Channel’s Girl Meets World. She has successfully stood out from others in young Hollywood by speaking intelligently and candidly about being a feminist. Recently, she made headlines after posting an impressively insightful essay on intersectional feminism that was well beyond her thirteen years. On Monday, Blanchard impressed us all over again in an interview with Elle Magazine. The interviewer asked Blanchard what, in her opinion, the worst thing to be asked on the red carpet is. Read More