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Girl Talk: How A Gun-Loving West Texas Girl Learned To Fear Assault Weapons

I love guns. I’m from West Texas — most of us harbor respect for guns, if not outright love.

I vacillate between the high sixties and the mid…

Haley B. Elkins | December 19, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I Stalk His Twitter Feed

I’m not the type of woman to Internet stalk. When I break up with someone, I immediately hide them from my Facebook newsfeed, unfollow them on Instagram and remove them…

Anonymous | December 17, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m Paid Less Because I’m A Woman, But It’s Mostly My Fault

I was talking to my guy friend about Caitlin Moran’s book How To Be A Woman, which led us to the topic of money. I said that I am a…

Lauren Passell | December 14, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Dear Dress, It’s Not Me, It’s You

This weekend I was wandering around one of my favorite stores when I spotted a sliver of blue plaid fabric peeking out from the crowded rack of dresses. Blue is…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | December 12, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I’m Buying My Mom A Vibrator For Christmas

As any blogger who writes about sex will tell you, we get a lot of “gifts.” When I say “gifts,” I actually mean sex toys to test out in the…

Amanda Chatel | December 11, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: The Virtue Of Eating Dessert With Every Meal

Last thing about Paris and then I’ll shut up. I promise. Topic du jour: dessert. My trip made me realize that, for me, it is essential to have dessert with…

Ami Angelowicz | November 29, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: This House Is Not Just A House & Other Thoughts On My Dad’s Death

In the few days following my dad’s passing a few weeks ago, I received flowers from friends and coworkers, endless phone calls, emails and Facebook messages expressing condolences, and more…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 26, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Can’t Get Enough Of Him, But I Don’t Want To Live With Him

One month ago, I broke my ankle. It was a sort of freak accident – a simple fall on the stairs (being the klutz that I am, that part wasn’t…

Emma Sarran | November 19, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Stalking Kal Penn

On April 23, 1977, Kalpen Suresh Modi was born, and on March 21, 1984, I was born. We went on to do different things; he got to work for Obama,…

Lauren Passell | November 12, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Put Myself On Mute For A Guy — And I’ll Never Do It Again

I like to consider myself a strong and independent woman. I live alone; I take care of myself and never waiver in my beliefs. I’ve managed to convince myself that…

Amanda Chatel | November 9, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m Terrified Of Losing My Dog

“I do worry about you,” wrote my mom, upon watching the first “Ask A Single Dog Owner” video a couple weeks ago. “I think you should really think about getting…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | November 6, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I’d Never Date Someone Who Doesn’t Vote

I have been a registered voter since the week I turned 18 years old. Admittedly, at 18, I was fairly clueless about the people for whom I’d be voting, but…

Amanda Chatel | November 5, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I’m Too Crazy For Health Insurance

Unlike my future captor Tom Cruise, I’m a big fan of psychiatry. Why? Well, it’s given me opportunities I never could have experienced without medical intervention for depression, agoraphobia and panic attacks.

Sara Benincasa | November 2, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: The Pill Ruined My Relationship

At 26 years old, I felt like a birth control virgin. How had I survived all those years without managing to know anything about the Pill? My reasons for going…

Vera Rose | November 1, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: On Raising My Standards In Dating

I am a person who is very ambitious and aspirational in life. I’ve found that jealousy is the emotion I tend to listen to most, because it is filled with…

Jessica Wakeman | October 31, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: My Awkward Sober Sex Life

This is how it begins. He asks me to stand before him in my lace underwear, high heels, hose and bra. He sits in a chair and watches closely as…

Rebecca Parker | October 29, 2012 - 2:00 pm

Girl Talk: Assorted Thoughts On Losing My Engagement Ring

I lost my engagement ring. I mean, really lost it. I haven’t seen it in a month, maybe more. I wish I was a robot and I could check my…

Kate Fridkis | October 26, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Yep, I’m A Fat Yoga Teacher

It usually starts with widened eyes and a slight lift of the eyebrows.

As I walk over to greet a new student, they slowly stick out their hand…

Anne Guest-Jelley | October 25, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: How I Staged A Pinterest Stalking Intervention

We don’t always talk about it, but we certainly all do it. For better or worse, cyber-stalking has become part of the DNA of a breakup. If you thought a breakup…

Jo Piazza | October 22, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: I Wanted To Be A Quaker

When I was a little girl and my non-Quaker grandmother wanted me to pipe down, she would say, “Quaker’s Meeting has begun. No more laughing, no more fun.” I obviously…

Lauren Passell | October 19, 2012 - 12:00 pm
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