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Who Pays Does Not Define My Feminism

I'm a college graduate in a comfortable, full-time career, living on my own in a relatively affordable city. Like the majority of people my age, my rent is too damn high, my dog's immune system is too damn low (imagine the vet bills), the student loans are kicking in, and I refuse to stop buying… Continue reading Who Pays Does Not Define My Feminism

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Rape Kits and What You Should Know About Them

Trigger warning: Rape, forensic exams, assault. Law and Order SVU was a staple in my parent's household. Growing up, I can't remember a single week where at some point that show wasn't on in the Balcom livingroom. While I don't remember being scared by any of the violence the show portrays, I do remember a… Continue reading Rape Kits and What You Should Know About Them

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“Bisexual Does Not Equal Threesome” And Other Busted Bisexual Myths

Some people like boys, some people like girls, and some people like both. That's a pretty simplistic idea of what it means to be bisexual, since the beautiful "B" in LGBTQIA+ can be fairly complicated. As the Bisexual Resource Center states, this is a diverse sexual orientation because bisexual individuals live by various definitions. It's a… Continue reading “Bisexual Does Not Equal Threesome” And Other Busted Bisexual Myths

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A Response To The #MeToo Movement: We’re Going To Lose Some of the Good Ones

Recently, when asked about the effect the #MeToo movement has had on male celebrities and their professional lives, I had a peer make the comment, "We're going to lose some of the good ones." Confusion erupted. "Lose them? Didn't they do this to themselves." "The good ones? Nothing about them is good." "If you say… Continue reading A Response To The #MeToo Movement: We’re Going To Lose Some of the Good Ones

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Ladies, You Are The Experts in the Room: Fighting Impostor Syndrome

Recently I attended a training that involved practicing introducing ourselves as professionals, I dare say, even experts. Picture some of the most influential or up-and-coming nonprofit leaders in the community, all wearing dress shirts and pantyhose, sitting in a circle, taking turn after turn, listing their title and why they are "the expert in the… Continue reading Ladies, You Are The Experts in the Room: Fighting Impostor Syndrome

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The Not-So-New Act of Stealthing

Trigger warnings: stealthing, sexual assault. No, we're not talking about stealthing in terms of gaming or gender. I wish. Stealthing: the act of removing a condom during sex without the consent of the partner. In 2010, the term was used to describe someone who had intercourse with an individual without disclosing their HIV/STI status, putting… Continue reading The Not-So-New Act of Stealthing

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How To Get Over A Break Up: As Told By Science

We've all been there. Whether you were sixteen at the sidelines of the Homecoming dance floor, or twenty-eight alone in a bed for the first time in six years. I was recently in a heart-wrenching, hope-killing, fulfilling-the-man-hating-feminist-stereotype, break up. After nearly three years and in the midst of many friends' engagements, it all came to… Continue reading How To Get Over A Break Up: As Told By Science