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  As a young progressive, I have been left stunned by the sexist attacks on Hillary Clinton this election season by both the right and the far left. Humanity for Hillary, an organization of artists and activists, collaborated to confront sexism in this election cycle by releasing #ThisWhatMyRevolutionLooksLike featuring a creative, powerful group of female artists: Lena Dunham, Taylor Schilling, Uzo Aduba, Hill Harper, Rosie Perez, Lea Delaria, and Nastasha Lyonne. The inspiring, brash video emphasizes Clinton's love and support for progressive policies such as paid...
On July 13, 2015, Sandra Bland was pulled over for forgetting a turn signal, something every driver has mistakenly done at least once in his or her life. Bland, however, was arrested after a mild confrontation, and soon found hanged in the cell of a Texas county jail. That very month, four more black women died behind bars: Kindra Chapman, Raynette Turner, Joyce Curnell and Ralkina Jones.  Bland’s death was a shock to all that knew her. No one expected her to take her own life, and after...
John Oliver did what he does best and hilariously destroyed Donald Trump (and several other terrible members of the GOP) in his recap of the RNC “the most apocalyptic event” that has ever happened in Cleveland. Oliver was off the air during the time of the RNC, and boy did he make up for it. Repeatedly. Perhaps the funniest bit of the whole video is Oliver’s discussion of what certain members of the GOP deem to “fact,” if only to back it up with how they...
Last Wednesday, for the first time in my life, I was fortunate enough to be in the presence of the original queen of punk rock, the one and only legendary, incredible, poetic, and awe-inspiring Patti f*cking Smith. I’m trying (and failing) to maintain some chill while I write about this. When I got home from the show, I was recklessly shoveling Ben & Jerry’s down my throat as an attempt to wrap my fangirling brain around the experience, and so I thought that maybe I should take...
I’m good with money. I bought my first house at the age of 25. I have healthy retirement accounts. My savings account doesn’t contain three months of living expenses, it contains a year’s gross salary. And, after 10 plus years working in the financial services and banking industries, I’m not intimidated by bankers who see my gender and not my experience.  Which is why, when I left my ex-husband, I wasn’t prepared for the amount of latent sexism I encountered in the financial system.  The first surprise...