I’m Sick of Having to Reassure Men That Feminism Isn’t About Hating Them
"I have on many occasions fallen prey to the wicked temptation to enter into debates with men online who absolutely despise feminists. These men see 'feminazis' as vicious man-haters, fighting for dominance and dictatorship thinly veiled as a quest for an equality they supposedly already have."
UNPOPULAR OPINION: Not Everyone Has a "Calling" in Life, And Assuming So Is Dangerous
"The thing is, for me, and many people I know, the whole idea of a "calling" — even if it true — is yet another way to add more fuel to the fire of things to struggle with and feel failure over."
UNPOPULAR OPINION: I Don't Have to Respect Your Opinion About the LGBTQ Community
"I don't have to respect your opinion when it hurts others. It's OK that we disagree on whether or not Big Macs are a health food or if pickleball should be an Olympic sport. It's also OK if I chose to not associate with you because your opinion perpetuates violence and ignorance on already mistreated minorities."
I Have Been Sitting on Manspreaders For the Last Month and I Have Never Felt More Free
"'Excuse me,' I said, standing in front of a thirtysomething guy with his legs spread so far, it looked like he was doing some sort of post-vasectomy physical therapy exercise. He ignored me."
I'm Done Trying to Be the "Perfect Girlfriend"
"It's possible I could be jaded, but I'm certainly now a woman who is seeking much more than approval from a love interest."
UNPOPULAR OPINION: I Have a Minimum-Wage Job and I Don't Want a Career
"I don't want a high-stress, stuck-in-the-office-until-9 p.m. job. I don't want to bring my work home with me. I don't want to spend more time at work than I do with my partner, because, surprisingly enough, I got into the relationship because I like spending time with her!"
I’m Tired of Straight Male Doms Invading the Kink Community
"There is one breed of individual that is ruining my good time, a group that has shaped the conversation members of the kink community can actually have and limited our freedom of expression. That group is, of course, the middle-aged, straight, white men."
America Is Not for Us: Thoughts From a Newly Single Working Mother
"America is not for me, even though I am a white woman raised in an upper-middle-class neighborhood, who attended "baby Ivy" schools, who works hard and wants to work hard, for myself and my children and to make this world a better place."
I Can Support Police Officers AND Admit There’s a Problem with the Way African-Americans Are Policed in This Country
"That is the reality of being black in America. However, that doesn’t make me insensitive to the difficulty and dangers of being a police officer."
UNPOPULAR OPINION: Teaching English Abroad Is Neocolonialism
After teaching English in a former French colony, I struggled with the question of whether I was participating in a sort of re-colonization of a...
UNPOPULAR OPINION: Sorry Privileged White Ladies, But Emma Watson Isn’t A "Game Changer" For Feminism
When I woke up yesterday, my Facebook feed was buzzing with the news of Emma Watson’s “groundbreaking speech.” On September 20, Watson used an...
UNPOPULAR OPINION: Your Orgasm Is Your Own Responsibility
I was a late bloomer when it came to having sex with other people, though I took to masturbation like a natural, once I found my parents' stash of...