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The Soapbox: How We Talk About Consent Absolutely Matters

How we talk about consent absolutely matters. How we talk about it in private conversations, in academia, in public discourse — all matters.

So for ELLE to publish an…

Katie Klabusich | April 8, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Confession: Trevor Noah’s Bad Jokes Annoy Me Less Than Hall Monitors Do

Allow me to preface this by stating that I do not think that Trevor Noah’s Twitter jokes were especially hilarious (neither does he), and that–of fucking course–I am not cool with…

Robyn Pennacchia | April 2, 2015 - 9:00 am

Girl On Girl: On Tinder & Women Objectifying Other Women

I have 876 matches on Tinder. I love Tinder. I’ve met some of my favorite people via Tinder, but sometimes, Tinder feels cheap. That feeling creeps up on me when…

Morgan Cohn | April 1, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Check Your Vibes: 8 Emotional Reasons Behind Our Impulse Buys

Welcome to Check Your Vibes, a new column that explores tiny ways to make life happier, healthier and easier!

The first few weeks of spring are a grand and…

Claire Hannum | March 31, 2015 - 12:15 pm

5 Things To Know About Trevor Noah, The New Host Of “The Daily Show”

Dimples + humor x intelligence = YES, PLEASE.

Megan Reynolds | March 30, 2015 - 12:15 pm

6 Unconventional Places To Get Some Thinking Done

Think alone, but with people around.

Megan Reynolds | March 29, 2015 - 12:00 pm

#Problematic: Country Fans Don’t Have A “Girl Crush,” Madonna Is An A-Hole & Taylor Swift Is A “World Leader”

It’s been a tough week, kids. I’m imagining you sitting in front of an open refrigerator, the buzz of the light dulling your existential thoughts. That seven-minute video of Tom

Chloe Stillwell | March 27, 2015 - 11:20 am

My Secret Shame: That Time I Cheered On A Southwest Plane For A Free Trip To Vegas

My parents love Southwest Airlines. Both of their jobs when I was growing up required heavy midwestern travel (the only thing my parents love more than Southwest Airlines are the…

Beejoli Shah | March 25, 2015 - 12:30 pm

Girl On Girl: Casual Dating Sucks No Matter What Gender You’re Into

There’s a thought process that being a lesbian is easier. Because women understand other women, they communicate better, and they’re exempt from the patriarchy. Yeah, right.

Morgan Cohn | March 24, 2015 - 12:10 pm

#Problematic: Dolce & Gabbana Goes After Gay Parents & Michelle Obama Dares To Miss An Open Window

Hi, America, I’m Sally Field. (I’ve just really always wanted to say that, sorry.) It’s that time of year again, the neon, electronic bacchanal better known as spring break. The…

Chloe Stillwell | March 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm

Absolute Beginners: Gym Etiquette 101

After the first installment of Absolute Beginners was posted, I got a few really awesome suggestions for future posts. This one is from reader Cedra, who brought up the point…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | March 19, 2015 - 12:00 pm

I Went To Five Different Starbucks To See Who Would Talk To Me About Race

This Sunday, Starbucks took out a full page ad in The New York Times asking “Shall We Overcome?” as part of their new #RaceTogether campaign — an initiative to have baristas…

Beejoli Shah | March 17, 2015 - 5:00 pm
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