Think Pieces

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Can Maternity Leave Make You A Better Employee?

What if we rethought this special time to understand how it actually strengthens us, not just personally but professionally? And what if more voices were raised to shift this perception, not just shift policy?

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What Tickling Little Girls Teaches Us About Consent

Often called politeness conditioning, this behavior is reinforced more in women and girls, who are raised to be kind and docile peacekeepers. You’ve probably heard it before: urges from your parents to be a “nice young lady” or a “good Catholic girl.” Congrats, you’ve been politely conditioned.

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Vaginal Shame Is Real And It Can Really Impact Your Health

As a society that praises the power of vaginas, we sure do simultaneously foster a lot of vaginal shame. Women receive messages that claim we should taste like water or smell like fruit down there, and we learn that our vaginas are unappealing unless masked by-products. We are socialized to shave, wax, or even use […]

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This Is Why We Need To Talk About The Gray Areas Of #MeToo

The briefly unanimous support of sexually harassed women is wavering. You may be wondering where #MeToo will draw the line and whether the wrong men will get caught in its snare.

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The Loneliness Of The Bisexual Woman

Biphobia doesn’t just actively oppress bisexual people, it’s something we internalize and use against ourselves, too.

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The Economics Of Appropriating Black Culture

What would really happen if America loved Black people as much as they love Black culture?

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Freedom, Self-Awareness, And A Healthy Sex Life: How To Be Single On Valentine’s Day

Being single is cool. But, sure. Feel bad for me and all my freedom, self-awareness, and healthy sex life.

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Blood, Beatings And Love: The Brutal History Of Valentine’s Day

The origin of the flowers-and-chocolate holiday you’re celebrating involves violence against women, binge drinking, and blood sacrifice. BECAUSE PATRIARCHY.

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Brown Women Will Not Live In A Culture Of Shame Anymore

This is where #MeToo becomes #UsTogether…and together we are stronger.

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This Is How I Changed My Life When I Got Burned Out

The world presents the millennial girl as being a modern-day superwoman; slaying dragons at work and still having time to eat, sleep, poop and slide into 6AM Soul Cycle class.  You aim to juggle life like Olivia Pope, but on the contrary, you might just be lucky enough to have coffee as your only meal for the day.

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We, The Diverse

This is my letter to all the Brown girls and the Black girls who dream big dreams. And for all the girls whose skin is in the shades outside of that or in-between.

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The Definitive Guide To Having The Best Sex Of Your Life

Everyone in the world should read this article for obvious reasons.

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The Orgasm Gap — Just Like The Pay Gap, But With Sex

Of the myriad of ways that gender inequality manifests in our daily lives, the orgasm gap is one that doesn’t get enough coverage.

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Our Emotional Labor: All The Women Are Tired

We’re “nurturers.” We’re “motherly.” We’re “emotional” and “nags.” We give, and we have to just let things go. And we’re so fucking tired.

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What Not To Do When Your Friend Miscarries

I wish every woman could read this piece because while miscarriage is a unique type of loss, it’s anything but uncommon. One in four women will have a miscarriage in their lifetime. Yet it is still something kept mostly under wraps.

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Top 5 Reasons Why Women Stay in Abusive Relationships

“My mother truly taught me the resilience and strength of a woman when she finally started defending herself against my father’s abuse.”

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How Should America Show Up for Black Women?

America suffers from a very particular form of amnesia. It allows individuals to pretend that everyone, including historically oppressed groups, experience the freedoms of this country in the same way.

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Will Birth Control Really Protect You in Trump’s America?

I still hold on to a lot of anger – after all, I had to have something shoved up my vagina because I don’t trust the men in government to provide me with a world that lets me make my own decisions.