How Women of Twitter Took Down Revolting Pick-Up Artist Julien Blanc

Twitter called out Julien Blanc for racism and sexism ... but how do we know there's not another "pick-up artist" waiting to take his place? ...more
Grace Hwang Lynch johnlee1111 SamanthaLily  Let me guess.....you're married to a white man? ...more

Rehtaeh Parsons: In Canada, I Can't Even Say Her Name

In Canada, I can't tell you the story of Rehtaeh Parsons. I can't tell you about how, when Rehtaeh was 15, she went to a house party and had too much to drink and ended up, after a wretched series of events, vomiting out a window as a boy violated her from behind. I can't tell you about how someone else took a photo of this moment as the boy behind her smiled and gave a thumbs-up. ...more
Powerful piece– deeply moving. November 25th is the U.N's Day to End Violence Against Women... ...more

Wintertime Dos and Don'ts for Car Seat Safety

Well, winter is upon us (in many places, anyways!). And with that colder weather comes the need to bundle up and keep the family warm. But what about when you're in the car? Here are the dos and don'ts of winter car seat safety:...more

I'd Rather "Break the Internet" With My Brain

THINGS I’D WANT TO BE KNOWN/FAMOUS FOR:My humorMy intelligenceMy compassionMy kindnessMy friendshipMy witMy skillsMy talentsMy loyaltyMy adviceMy hard workMy generosityMy accomplishmentsTHINGS I WOULDN’T WANT TO BE KNOWN/FAMOUS FOR:My enormous ass...more

Winter: I Made Myself Think of Reasons to Love It!

Writing this post is my attempt at an attitude adjustment. ...more

Obama Just Hit the FCC Hard on Net Neutrality

President Barack Obama made a strong statement in support of rules preserving open access to the Internet this week. It brought cheers from net neutrality advocates, jeers from the cable and telecom industry and their allies, and equivocation from the man he appointed to lead the Federal Communications Commission, the independent agency that makes the rules for the Internet. ...more
Everybody who has a computer or smartphone should support net neutrality. The carriers don't ...more

Infuriating: TIME Puts 'Feminist' on List of Words to Ban in 2015

[Editor's Note: On November 18, 2014, TIME issued an apology for including "feminist" on its list of words to ban in 2015.]...more
My boyfriend is a professor at a Catholic University in Kentucky. The other day, he overheard a ...more

#WhyIDidn'tVote: What Millennials Are Really Saying About the Midterms

Still reeling from the huge Republican sweep in the midterm elections, I got hit with yet another bizarre reality of the election. I heard on MTV, "78.7 % of Millennials did not vote in the 2014 midterm elections." Responding to what clearly had to be erroneous information, I found myself yelling at the TV, "Wait, what? Did I just hear that right? (chuckling) That just can't be true..." ...more
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Veteran's Day Salute to my Dad

As Veteran’s Day draws to a close, I’d like to do a little reminiscing about my Dad. My Dad is a Navy man. He knew he was going to be called up to serve, so he wanted to choose which branch of the military he would be in. The chuckle in our family is that he chose the Navy because they had better food!...more

A grateful heart: My thanks to those who serve

 Jason Sommes flying the Grumman Bearcat in Watsonville, ...more