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Reminder: Political Parties Are Granfalloons, and So Is America

November 13, 2016 by


There is far more that divides America than unites us—and that’s all right. There is more that divides women than unites women. There is more that divides immigrants than unites immigrants. And there’s more that divides any single political party than unites it. And that’s all right—because a cohesive collective of human beings is by […]

Women Know Exactly What Kind of Man Donald Trump Is

October 13, 2016 by


He’s the kind of man you’d feel pity for if you weren’t so repulsed. He’s the kind of man who, as Michelle Obama put it, “stands just a little too close, stares a little too long so you feel uncomfortable in your own skin.” He’s the kind of man whom women don’t like to be […]

Let’s All Be Better Feminists, Okay?

August 16, 2016 by


A feminist, in my opinion, is a person who accepts two basic premises: (1) women and men ought to be treated equally and (2) women and men are not currently treated equally. Without accepting the second premise, the first is an empty offering—a Hallmark card, an #AllLivesMatter. If there were no problem, there would be […]

What Mrs. Turner Didn’t Say

June 30, 2016 by


I’ve been thinking about mothers and sons. “I don’t think I have been able to take a deep breath since this happened,” Carleen Turner wrote in her letter to the court after her 20-year-old son, Stanford swimmer Brock Turner, was convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman. “My first thought upon waking every morning is, […]