The U.S. Is Soliciting Feedback on the Military Draft. Here’s Why It Should Be Abolished

Is it moral to force people to go to war? Most Americans say no. In fact, over 25,000 of them have signed the Care2 petition I started, urging Congress to drop their debate… Continue reading

Why Dating Sites Like Bumble Shouldn’t Ban Gun Images

Dating site Bumble announced Monday that it will ban images of guns in users’ profile pictures, unless the users are in the military or shoot competitively. The move comes in the aftermath of… Continue reading

A Guide to Approaching Women On the Street

Updated 2018 Our society is having a hard time defining the word “harassment.” Many feminists have told me that they don’t want men to talk to them on the street,  not once, ever.… Continue reading

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