slut shaming

A Cannabis-Induced Feminist Awakening

A Cannabis-Induced Feminist Awakening

“Never mind.” A phrase uttered with increasing frequency under specific circumstances: at large social gatherings, high out of my mind. Though marijuana may not be a reliable truth serum (as it was briefly used in 1942 by the U.S. Office of Strategic Services in the interrogation of prisoners of war), it can certainly render its […]

Stoner Slut Shaming: Women, Weed and the Great Divide

Stoner Slut Shaming: Women, Weed and the Great Divide

Why are we trying to control the image and perception of the female cannabis user? Recently I had a male activist, someone I felt was a friend, hit on me in a gross and insulting way. Later that weekend when I called him on some bad business, his response was to get angry, and call […]

Don’t Make Me Over: The Truth About TV Makeovers

Don’t Make Me Over: The Truth About TV Makeovers

I was once a rabid fan of makeover shows. I’ve watched more of them than I’d care to admit. In my mind, the premise used to appear reasonable: some unfortunate wastrel is plucked from the unwashed masses and spruced up to the delight of her friends and family. Almost Pygmalion-ish, the whole affair looked charming, […]

College Rapists: Stop Raping

College Rapists: Stop Raping

PHOTO: Richard Potts Dear Emily Yoffe, On behalf of the numerous women who have been sexually assaulted while drunk, I beg you to reconsider your opinion that teaching girls not to drink will prevent rape. Your recent Slate article, ‘College Women: Stop Getting Drunk,’ oversimplifies the issue and does absolutely nothing to help prevent sexual assault. Your article […]

[NSFW] Promiscuous Girls: Being The Madonna And The Whore

[NSFW] Promiscuous Girls: Being The Madonna And The Whore

Sometimes it’s fun to be a slut. I, for one, have a wealth of great stories and experiences made 100% possible due to my promiscuity. My sluttiness led to a bizarre night getting fucked against a window in a studio apartment with a direct view of the Eiffel Tower (the actual structure in Paris, not […]