Fondue Conversion Therapy and How I Learned to Eat

At eight years old, I read my encyclopedia before bed and some of my favorite television shows were Dateline, Primetime Live, and 20/20. Apparently, I was a precocious child who loved learning about things like how light waves work, as well as shocking tactics predators are using to abduct children in your neighborhood. My sick taste in television also introduced me to … Continue reading Fondue Conversion Therapy and How I Learned to Eat

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Ask Me About My Abortion. Then Ask the People Closest to You.

* I'm a proud and avid supporter of Planned Parenthood for the many necessary and safe services they provide. I volunteered a bit for Planned Parenthood while in high school, and they provided me with affordable birth control then and in college. In graduate school, I found myself sitting in the waiting room of my local  … Continue reading Ask Me About My Abortion. Then Ask the People Closest to You.

On Loving Keira Knightley’s Boobs Almost As Much As My Own

On Thursday night, every potential status update came out wrong: "I have always loved Keira Knightley's breasts, but now that she's exposed them, I love them even more." Nope. "Seeing Keira Knightley's un-photoshopped boobs confirms my early adoration of them." True, but still nope. "Hey, I look like Keira Knightley!" Uhhhhh... no. I didn't want to make it sound … Continue reading On Loving Keira Knightley’s Boobs Almost As Much As My Own

A Letter to Elliott: On Education, Philosophy, and Feminism, Or, What Sucks About School and What We Can Do About It

Dear Elliott, Let me begin by extending my most sincere apology for letting so much time lapse before responding to your message. In the spirit of publicly thinking through philosophical issues, I hope you also accept this very public reply as an acceptable way to engage with the topics you presented, namely this: What possibilities does schooling present for instilling … Continue reading A Letter to Elliott: On Education, Philosophy, and Feminism, Or, What Sucks About School and What We Can Do About It