Did Texas Really Rule Upskirt Photos Are Legal?

You may have read media hysteria last week saying Texas ruled upskirt photos are legal. But if there’s one thing I’ve learned while working in the media industry, it’s that writers will often favor snappy… Continue reading

Over-the-Counter Birth Control Would Increase, Not Limit, Choice

A colleague of mine at Care2 recently wrote over-the-counter birth control is “doomed to fail” because of what happened with emergency contraception. Even after the FDA made emergency contraception OTC, she writes, there were barriers… Continue reading

Let’s Talk About the ‘Selfies-Make-You-Appear-Incompetent’ Study

There’s a study making the rounds that finds women perceive other ladies who post “sexy selfies” on social media to be “incompetent.” The takeaway for many is that women should just stop posting selfies — but that’s bullshit. This… Continue reading

Takeaway from Hobby Lobby Case? Make Birth Control Available Over the Counter

Today’s Supreme Court ruling on the Hobby Lobby case perfectly illustrates the conundrums we run into in a state-run society. When it comes to contraceptives, we need to get government and employers out of it —… Continue reading

Will Legislating Consent Prevent Rape?

Will enshrining the definition of consent in law help victims of rape and sexual assault? Probably not. I’ve written a new guest post over at Cathy Reisenwitz‘s site, Sex and the State, exploring this… Continue reading

Why The Government Shouldn’t Regulate Photoshopping

Women’s representation in media matters. Study after study has linked narrow beauty standards with low self-esteem, eating disorders, and general body-hatred among women. Women are tired of seeing themselves portrayed in a narrow way — light-skinned, thin,… Continue reading

ClickBait Isn’t All Evil: Here’s Why

Is clickbait nothing but evil profit-driven blitheness, or does short-form journalism ever serve a more intellectual purpose — or at the very least, call attention to a pressing and often tragic civil rights… Continue reading

Thoughts on 300 Sandwiches

Earlier today, my friend linked me to a BuzzFeed article with the headline: This Woman Can’t Get Married Until She Makes Her Boyfriend 300 Sandwiches. Apparently, Stephanie Smith, who works at the New York… Continue reading

On Writing & Narcissism

I really like to write. And I can’t help but wonder what that fact really says about me. It could just mean I have an overactive brain that’s learned how to cope with… Continue reading

Long Live #Selfies!

A few weeks ago, I encountered a Thought Catalog post titled Go F*ck Your Selfie, a piece that features the misguided thoughts of one very angry man and his hatred of the “selfie.” The… Continue reading