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This morning I woke up thinking: A person who was once recorded saying, "You can do anything… Grab 'em by the pussy," about what a famous man can do to a woman, was elected president of the United States. Inescapably, this is the reality of November 9th, 2016, forevermore. In response, it might be tempting to: not get out of bed; rack up in your mind frightening scenarios about Third World Wars (because if Brexit and Trump...
You know how sometimes it feels like the stupidest, most ill-informed opinions and theories are being passed around like fact in this world of ours, but that the only glimmer of hope in the whole shitty situation is that at least things couldn't get worse? Like, bad as the stuff that comes out of Donald Trump's mouth is, at least it makes us feel like nothing could shock us because nobody is nastier and more reductive in...
At this point, it's not exactly surprising to learn that an influential man in the tech industry happens to have misogynistic tendencies. And yet, it's still dismaying, and with the recent misogyny-fueled shooting spree in Santa Barbara, it's important to continue the conversation about the prevalence of sexism in our society. Today, Valleywag released several of Snapchat CEO Evan Spiegel's emails, written while Spiegel was a member of the Kappa Sigma fraternity at Stanford. The...
There are stories every woman knows. One is a story about the man who walks by you on the street, leaning in close just as he passes, so he can whisper, "Nice titties, girl." One is a story about the man who tells you to smile, and when you don't, spits at you, "Bitch!" One is a story about the man who stands too close on the subway, and even though you stand very...

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