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Why I Write About Rape

When I was a sophomore in college, I met a girl I’ll call Megan. I met her through a guy who asked me out on a date–a date that crashed and burned when it became clear he wanted more to happen that night than dinner and a romantic comedy. 451 more words

Writing

Shutting Up: On writing, audience, and representation

Every writer has a pile of drafts that have never been published. Some of it just doesn’t deserve to see the light of day, but other drafts? 3,755 more words

Asexuality

Feminist war against catcalling: It's really about white-collar contempt for blue-collar men

My latest blog post for the Los Angeles Times:

[A]s Kimberly Fairchild, a psychology professor at Manhattan College, told CNN in 2008, catcalling “encourages women to look at themselves as body parts instead of as full, whole, intelligent human beings” and can cause women to fear for their safety.

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Feminists

Feminist "debunks" myth that feminists hate men--with photo of feminists hating men

Scroll down to #3.

Because nothing says “I love men” so succinctly as a pink poster that reads “Don’t rape.”

This piece, linked on the HuffPo… 251 more words

Feminists

I Have the Right to Walk

I walk a lot in my daily life and a very often occurrence in my walks are men catcalling me. It doesn’t matter if I’m in a “bad town” or a middle/upper class neighborhood. 599 more words

War weathered women

The majority of conflicts occurring throughout the world are civil wars. Today there are ten major conflicts, with more than 1,000 military and civilian casualties, occurring in Afghanistan, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq, Israel, Libya, Nigeria, Pakistan, South Sudan, Syria and Ukraine. 947 more words