Category: Opinion

Best books from a very long 2018

Hello and Happy New Year’s Eve, dear reader. It’s been a long year, hasn’t it? Kind of feels like it’s been the longest year in the history of the universe. Maybe that’s why I was able to squeeze SO MUCH reading in this year, because it’s been the year that never ever ends. Will it... Read more »

A Woman's Sacrifice

A Woman's Sacrifice
I don’t know that I actually have articulate words to express what I felt during Dr. Ford’s testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee today. I don’t know that there are words to relay this kind of helpless rage, this endless, soundless screaming into the void, this “I want to tear my skin off and... Read more »

The Handmaid's Tale has always been violent

The Handmaid's Tale has always been violent
The latest episode of The Handmaid’s Tale, “The Last Ceremony”, was particularly brutal to watch for a number of reasons. [Major episode spoilers ahead! Ye be warned.] In reverse order, the second reason was the gut-wrenching moment when June’s daughter was ripped out of her arms and the parallels it so painstakingly draws with the current news of immigrant children being taken... Read more »
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Don't read the comment section during March Madness*

Don't read the comment section during March Madness*
*If your March Madness includes women’s basketball. We should know better by now. The comment section on the internet is one of the grossest, most misogynistic places I’ve ever laid eyes on, full of an angry breed of people who apparently get off on leaving their grimy, Cheeto-dust cyber-fingerprints on every corner of the internet. And, man,... Read more »

Your fan theories are ruining your moving-going experience

Your fan theories are ruining your moving-going experience
Fan theories and fandoms can be incredible. The ability to nerd out with random strangers about something that you love is one of life’s great pleasures. I grew up along side the birth of internet fandom. Harry Potter was one of the first fandoms that took off online, primarily during the years-long gaps between books... Read more »

I have never been more proud to be a woman

I have never been more proud to be a woman
I grew up as a huge tomboy, not because I had any desire to be a boy (I had to be quiet adamant to people who saw my short hair and baggy clothes that I was, in fact, a girl) but because, at a young age, I rejected femininity like a disease. I hated the color... Read more »
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Listen closely: I am not going to speak up

There is nothing inherently sexy about being an introvert. The world prefers and rewards extroverted traits. We put them on a pedestal from the moment we learn as kids to laugh at the class clown and that attention, more often than not, goes to those who speak the loudest. Outgoing. Funny. Enthusiastic. Care-free. Friendly. Words we associated... Read more »

I'm tired of waking up to death

It was first thing in the morning when my mom walked into my room and woke me up on July 20th, 2012. We had to leave for my brother’s basketball tournament in Wisconsin Dells, but she wasn’t there to tell me to get ready. She sat down on the edge of my bed and told... Read more »

Why Cersei Lannister is my favorite Game of Thrones Character

via GIPHY I love villains. That is to say, I love complex, fictitious villains. I think it’s important to start with that. No one lives their lives purely black or white; we all fall in the moral gray ground between the two, and so do heroes and villains. That’s why we get annoyed with good... Read more »
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Wonder Woman is for the superhero lover in all of us

Wonder Woman is for the superhero lover in all of us
During the first sequence of Wonder Woman, young Diana, already adorable and hungry to learn the crafts of war, watches the Amazon woman train in the courtyard. She stands atop a platform overlooking the yard, punching and blocking and wielding her make believe sword. She’s smiling down on them, watching them flip through the air,... Read more »