On Being High Maintenance, Whatever The Hell That Means

  I am high maintenance, and I’m mad as hell about it.   I think about this a lot, but this article is just one of many that stuck in my craw. I guess I’ve been “high maintenance” for a long time. I do require a lot of maintenance just[…]

Enough On My Shoulders

  The recent news cycle has been draining. The recent abortion bans in Georgia, Alabama, Ohio. Every day, my entire social media feed is dominated by stories of desperate women whose lives ended in pursuit of reproductive freedom. Horrifying tales of 11-year olds forced to carry their rapists’ babies to term, women[…]

Being Basic

  Over at Man Repeller, Julia Gray has written a thoughtful and considered piece about the nature of being “basic” in 2019, aptly titled, “What Does Being Basic Look Like In 2019?”     I’ve very much come full circle on “Basic Bitches.” Which, I guess, is to say, I’ve[…]

Target Sells Sex Toys Now, Because, Of Course They Do (And I Love It!)

  It started so small, as it always does, and just got out of hand from there — yeah we’re talking about Target.   Target Sells Vibrators in Stores Now so, Hi, I Basically Live There https://t.co/LpyNjPeNBv pic.twitter.com/57EBBx08EB — Cosmopolitan (@Cosmopolitan) April 11, 2019   Which led me to the[…]

Of Leggings And Janties

  godDAMN, there is nothing I love more than petulant absurdity.   But I didn’t love THIS: Last month, believe it or not, a grown woman wrote an OpEd to the formerly-respected publication The Washington Post to beg — okay, sit down, take a deep breath, drink a glass of water,[…]

Hate-Watching “Snog, Marry, Avoid”

  Generally speaking, I’m not a huge fan of makeover shows anyway. in the Venn Diagram of “Things I Hate” and “Things I Watch Ironically,” “Makeover Shows” stay squarely in the former category. Maybe it’s the little girl inside me, who remembers being forced to wear way-too-uncomfortable tights with dresses,[…]

Sorry Not Sorry, it’s another blog about Aziz Ansari

  Everybody’s weighing in on Aziz Ansari with their opinions! So I’m going to weigh in on Aziz Ansari and say that MY OPINION is that everyone should stop fucking weighing in on Aziz Ansari with their fucking opinions.   Let’s clarify:   IMHO, the rush to declare that Aziz[…]

*Sigh* Another Autumn, Another “Basic Bitch” Debacle

  Autumn’s natural beauty is incomparable: the leaves on the trees turn to bright colors, the pumpkin harvests fill the fields with vibrant orange globes, and suddenly, the words “Basic Bitch” start cropping up everywhere.   Yes, it’s time for flannel shirts, circle scarves, and accusing each other of being[…]

Why Is This Channing Tatum News So Sexy?

  I watched Magic Mike. It was on Netflix and I felt like it was an “important” film to see. It represented a moment in time in our culture and I wasn’t even excited about the naked men at all.  Honestly, I didn’t find the film sexy in the least. No, really!  The[…]

“Tradition”

  Christmas was ruuuuuuuuuined.   When I was very young, it was the tradition to go to Christmas Eve mass and pick up a sheet pizza from Nirchi’s on the way home. Then, one year, we got a deep fryer…and discovered the joy of tempura. It was decided that this year,[…]

Time To Feed The Gendered Language Around Periods To The Sharks

    Aunt Flo. Lady Time. Crimson Tide. That last one is a football team, but the other two are euphemisms for PERIODS! Menstruation! And this week, a lot of blood was shed over the way we talk about periods.   Help us evolve language around gender and menstrual health.[…]

No Pictures, Please

  It happened after therapy. It happened with my friend. It happened during one of my tours. And it almost happened while running a work errand, but I put my hand up and said “No.”   When I was a kid, somebody told me that “ancient cultures” believed that taking[…]

Can Men Wear Clothes?

  It started with the romper. Sorry, romphim. Men, are you ok?   Alright, I hate to say it, but #NotAllMen lost their minds when the romphim, which is a romper for men (?), started making headlines early this spring. Masculinity so fragile that you can wear a shirt, and[…]

Catcalls in 2017

  I’m not going to bore you by explaining what you already know: summer = catcalls, catcalls = the worst. But it’s twenty seventeen! We can’t just ignore this anymore! We gotta fight back! Don’t worry, I already thought this through. The next time someone hits you with one of these classic[…]

Paradise Lost

  You know I’m #TeamCorn. Corinne Olympios was the “villain” of Nick’s season of The Bachelor. Although, in my opinion, NICK was the villain of Nick’s season of The Bachelor, but, you know, bygones. Just had a near death experience in the paper goods isle at target. It was very dramatic — Corinne olympios[…]

Don’t Get Pissed, But Your “Fearless Girl” Is Bullshit

  I know I know, you’re already angry at my title — but what is being “fearless” if not standing up for what’s right, even if it’s unpopular? I love you all, I love Intersectional Feminism, and that is why I cannot stand by Fearless Girl.   I know you’re[…]

I Was Wrong About QALO Rings, And I Can Say So

I’m willing to admit when I’m wrong, but only when I’ve convinced me that I’m wrong.   So when I first heard about these QALO rings, I did a spit-take. This commercial ran as one of my ads on Hulu and my gut reaction to it was, well, not very generous of my spirit. “What[…]

WHISTLEBLOWING *tweet tweet* a.k.a. My New Favorite Petty Hobby

Let me tell you about my new favorite hobby: So you know how the world is shit, right? Largely because of racist, sexist, transphobic, islamophobic, homophobic assholes? Well after the election I was REALLY MAD about them. I felt like they had stolen my American Dream from me! I went[…]

You Got Me, Babe

Ok I said it like five months ago that May was gonna be the month that Tr*mp was impeached. And y’all, it is just taking way too long. America is getting scarier and worse by the day. What am I supposed to do? Sit around and wait for you to impeach him? Well,[…]