Posts tagged "the soapbox"

The Soapbox: In Defense Of Dr. Drew (Or Why Finding Fault Is Not The Answer)

I have something to say to my lady blogger friends who write about domestic violence. Please tread more carefully with your words, and please don’t be so sure you know…

Anne Carlson | October 1, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: In Response To Lady Gaga And Her Proposed “Body Revolution”

I have vilified Lady Gaga in the past (to much condemnation, given her rabid fanbase): the contrived, weird-for-attention shtick really wears on me, particularly considering it comes hand-in-hand with what…

Rachel Krause | September 26, 2012 - 1:00 pm

Girl Talk: Why I’m An Out And Proud Bisexual

Let me tell you a story about “bi invisibility.” A few years ago, at my first full-time job – which, I should clarify, was at an LGBT nonprofit organization –…

Carrie Nelson | September 21, 2012 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: Why Choosing Your Baby’s Sex Is Gambling On Gender Stereotypes

There are many in Western society that seem to band together anytime the subject of sex-selective abortion in foreign countries comes up. It’s a tricky topic, especially for those of…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: Why You Shouldn’t Intern At Anthropologie

My relationship with Anthropologie is love-hate. I love the company’s handpicked, one-of-a-kind eclectic look. I hate the fact that my loving this stuff only underscores the fact that I am…

Melissa Petro | September 20, 2012 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Rupert Everett & Having Gay Parents

The actor Rupert Everett, who is gay, believes children should have a “mother and a father.”

My father, who is also gay, shared the same beliefs. So did my…

Suzanne Turner | September 18, 2012 - 3:00 pm

The Soapbox: Why I Don’t Have Pubic Hair

When my life overwhelms me – which, as an introverted entrepreneur and mother, is often – I try to escape to the one place that I know no one will…

Alyssa Royse | September 17, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Wishing Rape Upon Rapists

I was horrified to read this week that a 73-year-old woman was raped in broad daylight in Central Park.

Read that again, let it sink in: a 73-year-old woman

Jessica Wakeman | September 14, 2012 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: A Black Mom-in-Chief Is Revolutionary — What White Feminists Get Wrong About Michelle Obama

It does my heart good to see women of all races embrace Michelle Obama. It is too rare indeed for a brown-skinned woman, a descendant of slaves, a product of…

Tami Winfrey-Harris | September 12, 2012 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: Breastfeeding Professor Brings Sick Baby To Class, Heads Explode

At this point, I’m absolutely over the phrase “having it all.” It’s been beaten to death, taken out of context, used as link bait, etc… And I’m over it. I’m…

Avital Norman Nathman | September 10, 2012 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: In Marriage Equality, Three Shouldn’t Be A Crowd

When a public notary in Sao Paulo, Brazil, authorized a civil union between one man and two women, neither she nor the triad expected to make headlines. Now, three months…

Carrie Nelson | September 10, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: Fall’s Most Controversial New Show Is “Elementary”

CBS’s new fall show “Elementary” has not even premiered yet, but already nerds everywhere are boycotting it. Why would people write off this modern retelling of the Sherlock Holmes story…

Lauren Hunter | September 6, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: In Comedy Is “Fat & White” The New “Sassy & Black”?

I was recently contacted through my website by a pregnant black woman who inquired about hiring me to perform standup at her baby shower. She and her husband were diehard…

Erica Watson | August 31, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: For F#$%’s Sake, Fat People Need To Go To The Doctor Too

As some of you may have noticed, I’m really rather fat. I mention it only because it’s relevant — it has a significant impact on my life; people treat me…

Marianne Kirby | August 30, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: “Dr. Who” Has A Lady Problem

To say that I am a fan of the British sci-fi show “Doctor Who” would be and understatement.  Not only do I have “DW” viewing parties at my apartment, I…

Lauren Hunter | August 27, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: The Problem With The Anti-Abortion Movement’s “Rape Exception”

This weekend, a Missouri Congressman and Senate candidate, Todd Akin, infuriated people everywhere when he claimed that victims of “legitimate rape” do not become pregnant. He was explaining his belief…

Ava Krizevcan | August 20, 2012 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: Is Hollywood Still Colorstruck? The Search For Nina Simone Is Skin Deep

When the big news was announced last week that Zoe Saldana would be playing singer Nina Simone in a biopic, black cyberspace (yes, there is a “black Twitter” and a…

Erica Watson | August 20, 2012 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: Black Men, Is Chad Ochocinco Your Hero?

Chadvelyn, LosOcho and OchoSado: those were the three hybrid names that I came up with for my favorite reality TV couple, Chad “Ochocinco” Johnson and Evelyn Lozada. But after only…

Erica Watson | August 16, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: In Defense Of “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo”

It took me all of 10 seconds to fall madly in love with “Here Comes Honey Boo Boo,” the “Toddlers and Tiaras” spin-off about Alana Thompson, the 6-year-old pageant hopeful…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | August 10, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Being A Sikh Feminist

In light of this weekend’s tragic shooting at a Sikh temple in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, we thought our readers would be interested to learn more about this religion. We reached

Tarnjit Kaur | August 9, 2012 - 12:00 pm
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