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  I swear to GOD, I like to write about other shit too. But dammit all to hell if the motherfucking hits just keep on rolling. Have you seen this?    Scott Rosenberg's... apology? If we're calling it that? Take a moment. Read it. Let it wash over you. Then take a shower and pour a scotch. I'll wait. I know this is old news. I saw it the day it came out. I skimmed it. I rolled my eyes. I moved on. But I revisited it today, and you know...
I'm disappointed. Dear Ms. Bialik, I'm a busy mother, wife and writer, so I often skim past news pieces unless I see something that strikes me. I saw that you wrote an op-ed in the New York Times about being a feminist in light of recent events regarding Harvey Weinstein and the sexual assault and rape allegations. I've been a fan of yours since Blossom. In fact, you helped me through my awkward stages. I was not popular. As I got older, my baby fat returned to parts...
Once, in college, I relayed the horrifying story of a classmate’s rape to a male friend. “But did she really get raped,” he said, “or did she do that thing that girls do where they just call something rape?” Instead of knocking him out, or telling him to fuck off, nineteen-year-old me dutifully went on to list the girl’s various physical injuries, to assure him that the police had also called it “rape,” to swear that she had been a virgin at the time of the...
    It’s no secret that the wellness world is overwhelmingly white. Thankfully, Lauren Ash, 29, is changing that. The Chicago entrepreneur’s multifaceted lifestyle brand, Black Girl in Om (BlackGirlInOm.com), is all about creating the ultimate happy place, online and IRL, for black women to practice self-care through holistic health. “Unfortunately, the wellness space is not immune to discrimination, prejudice, and racism,” says Ash. “Many women of color entering a yoga studio face things they shouldn’t face anywhere, but particularly not in a space that is supposed...
Women motorcyclists aren’t the rare unicorns they once used to be: according to the USA Motorcycle Industry Council statistics, 25% of American riders are women, and this number is constantly growing. The UK statistics on bikes and motorcycle license holders says there is now over half a million women who hold full motorcycle licenses in Great Britain; in Australia, the number of women riders is a little less — somewhere around the 14% mark — but there, too, it’s growing exponentially. Women riders tend to...
“On the most basic level, resistance, just like any other active thing, needs to be fed in order to sustain,” Julia Turshen writes in her new cookbook,Feed the Resistance: Recipes and Ideas for Getting Involved (Chronicle Books, October 3, 2017). And every page does just that, with easy recipes for busy activists (Greek chickpea salad), dishes for crowds (tikka masala mac & cheese), and portable snacks and baked goods (persistence biscuits, chocolate espresso pie bars) for protesting fuel and fundraisers. Sandwiched in between are poignant...
Longing to bring summery, breezy, boho vibes into fall? Keep the spirit of summer alive by adorning your body with beautiful pressed flower temporary tattoos. Follow the instructions from K.L Cao’s DIY Temporary Tattoo Art: Easy Step-by-Step Instructions for Watercolor, Henna, Flash Tattoos, and More! to add some floral art to yourself!   Pressed Flower Temporary Tattoo  Have you ever pressed flowers? Or maybe you forgot to add water to an arrangement? Either way, this Pressed Flowers tattoo gives these dried-out blooms a second chance and turns them...
Dating is a torturous process that generally involves discovering just how incompatible two people can be, despite superficial attraction. Zoë Daly, an online fitness coach from Sydney with over 200,000 Instagram followers, found out this out the hard way after paying an almost $5,000 yearly fee to sign up to a private matchmaking service called Elite Introductions. After one terrible date, she sued Elite Introductions for using "misleading and deceptive statements and pressure sales techniques" which promised she would meet great men, unlike the dud...
    Freedom Writers Let’s Go Postal makes bombarding your reps easy If there’s one thing we’ve learned over the past year, it’s that constant resistance is exhausting. Which is why anything that infuses it with a little fun is totally welcome. Like Let’s Go Postal (letsgopostal.com), a one-stop shop for all your postcard-protest-party needs, founded by BFFs Isadora Connor and Emma Shannon. Their “Host Kit” ($25, plus more if you want to add extra postcards or stamps) includes 100 colorful postcards (with slogans like “Pussy Writes Back” and...
  In his 1836 book On the Mental Illumination and Moral Improvement of Mankind, Reverend Thomas Dick calls the peacock “the most beautiful bird in the world.” There are few that would dispute this description; however, throughout history, there has always been more to the peacock than its dazzling plumage. At various times and in various cultures, it has served as a symbol of good and evil, death and resurrection, and of sinful pride and overweening vanity. And much like its avian brethren, the crow and...
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