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The Soapbox: No, Wendi Nix, Boycotting The Cowboys’ Sponsors Will Not Solve The NFL’s Domestic Violence Problem

Yesterday, ESPN’s Wendi Nix joined the crew at SportsCenter to talk about Greg Hardy. Hardy, if you don’t follow football, beat his ex-girlfriend badly while playing for the Carolina Panthers, was

Rebecca Vipond Brink | November 9, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The Soapbox: On The Need For Safe Spaces For Girls Who Develop Early

Girls who begin puberty earlier than their peers are stuck in an adolescent purgatory of sorts – not yet women, but too “mature” to be considered little girls.

Tiffanie Drayton | November 4, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: Don’t Let Drake’s “Sensitivity” Fool You – He’s Still A Misogynist

Drake’s NiceGuy (TM) persona doesn’t exempt him from being a misogynist.

Carol H. Hood | October 26, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: In Defense Of “Flip-Flopping” In Politics And In Life

Hillary Clinton has been criticized for flip-flopping on the issues–but isn’t it worse to never change your mind?

Robyn Pennacchia | October 15, 2015 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: If Meryl Streep Isn’t A Feminist, Fine — I’m Not Either

When asked if she was a feminist, Meryl Streep responded, “I am a humanist, I am for nice easy balance.” Oh, lord, here come the internet masses, sniffing for humanist-not-feminist

Rebecca Vipond Brink | October 1, 2015 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Would You Rather Not Mock Survivors, Tina Fey?

Tina Fey asked Mindy Kaling “Would you rather sleep with Donald Trump or Bill Cosby?”

Katie Klabusich | September 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: Thanks For The Slut-Shaming, Francis!

Pope Francis deciding to allow priests to forgive women who have had abortions isn’t the progressive move you might think it is.

Katie Klabusich | September 2, 2015 - 1:05 pm

The Soapbox: As Serena Williams Knows, The Race-Based Wage Gap Is No Joke

Serena may have whooped Maria Sharapova’s behind in 18 of their last 20 matches, but somehow, Sharapova is worth $5 million more.

Tiffanie Drayton | August 28, 2015 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Did Fatphobia Enable Jared Fogle’s Predatory Behavior?

Our culture equates weight loss with morality.

Audra Williams | August 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: Chicago Needs A Hurricane Katrina, Says Completely Tone Deaf Trib Op-Ed

What kind of person would say they were envious of New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina?

Robyn Pennacchia | August 14, 2015 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: Spreading Unsubstantiated Theories About Sandra Bland’s Death Won’t Bring Her Justice

Though there has been plenty of sound reporting on the facts of the case, there has also been no shortage of conspiracy theories circulating the internet — including one that

Tiffanie Drayton | July 28, 2015 - 1:05 pm
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