Posts tagged "the soapbox"

The Soapbox: When Black Children Aren’t Welcome In White Spaces

Many a Black child has that moment when they learn that certain White spaces are off limits to them. That not only are such spaces unwelcoming, but they can possibly…

Tiffanie Drayton | June 8, 2015 - 3:00 pm

The Soapbox: On All The Male Tears Being Shed Over “Mad Max: Fury Road”

“Mad Max: Fury Road” will go down in history as the movie that flushed all of the roosters out of the hen nest. George Miller did a brilliant job with…

Chloe Stillwell | May 22, 2015 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: Professional Sports Doesn’t Care About Women

On Tuesday, the New York Liberty—resident WNBA team at Madison Square Garden—announced that Isiah Thomas would be coming on board as president and part-owner of the team.If that name sounds…

Jillian Ashley Blair Ivey | May 8, 2015 - 10:30 am

The Soapbox: Floyd Mayweather’s Victory Championed Domestic Abuse (And The Media Is Partially To Blame)

As Floyd Mayweather climbed the ring-side ropes to proclaim his victory in front of the cheering MGM Grand crowd of America’s most influential people, the media snapped photos that will…

Tiffanie Drayton | May 4, 2015 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Justice Is No Longer An Option, It Is A Necessity

Prosecutors have found probable cause to rule Freddie Gray’s death a homicide, with the six officers involved in his death being hit with charges ranging from misconduct to manslaughter to 2nd degree…

Tiffanie Drayton | May 1, 2015 - 2:30 pm

The Soapbox: On Nick Loeb & His Whiny Demand For Ex Sofia Vergara’s Frozen Embryos

Sofia Vergara’s ex-fiancé is determined to get the last word on the whole frozen embryo fiasco. To recap: Back when actress Sofia Vergara and Nick Loeb were engaged, they had…

Avital Norman Nathman | April 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Laverne Cox’s Nude Photo Spread & Meghan Murphy’s Transphobia

Laverne Cox graced Allure’s annual “Nudes” issue with a picture that is so honest in its emotion and raw in its beauty I damn near cried looking at it. She…

Katie Klabusich | April 27, 2015 - 10:00 am

The Soapbox: My Bindi Is Not Your Bindi

I’ve realized that there’s a rather marked difference in being proud of your culture, and having ownership over it. Both are important and necessary, but for 20-some odd years,

Beejoli Shah | April 16, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: We Can’t Address Poverty Until We Listen To People Who Are Living It

I’ve gotten a lot of feedback about last Friday’s article on Gwyneth Paltrow and the Food Bank Challenge. From that feedback I’ve learned a lot of useful things, like that…

Rebecca Vipond Brink | April 13, 2015 - 2:30 pm

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 essay attacking…

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

The Soapbox: What TIME Gets All Wrong About “Pretty Woman,” Prostitution & Sex Trafficking

A journalist from contacted me yesterday for a quote that ultimately appeared in an article that irresponsibly conflates sex work and sex trafficking. In recognition of the 25th anniversary…

Melissa Petro | March 25, 2015 - 3:00 pm

The Soapbox: There Is No Justification For An Adult Raping A Minor

When I read an article (via Facebook) about a 23-year-old man being charged with the rape of a 12-year-old girl, after being caught by the child’s mother engaging in…

Tiffanie Drayton | March 23, 2015 - 12:15 pm

The Soapbox: Sheryl Sandberg’s #LeanInTogether Campaign Erases My Family

Sheryl Sandberg’s new #LeanInTogether campaign makes me want to lean out and run as far away as I can from her brand of “feminism” as fast as my feet will carry me.

Katie Klabusich | March 6, 2015 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Here’s Why Closing The Gender Wage Gap Is A White Feminist Issue

Patricia Arquette’s words, problematic though they may be, were merely an entry point to a much-need conversation about wage inequality. It is up to us to expand on and continue…

Tiffanie Drayton | February 24, 2015 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: Katy Perry’s Halftime Show Was Everything It Should Have Been

The annual Super Bowl is an homage to all things American, like male athleticism, geographically-based loyalty, bar food and corporate sponsors. The event also bookends one of the musical events…

Chloe Stillwell | February 4, 2015 - 1:30 pm

The Soapbox: “American Sniper” Isn’t Really A Film About War

A Republican yahoo made a movie about a Navy SEAL during the Iraq Occupation, and apparently no one foresaw that it would be a total shitshow that would send this…

Chloe Stillwell | January 29, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Sex Addiction, Sex Work & The Wall Street Intern Who Quit Her Job To Pursue Porn

Last week, a Wall Street intern quit her job to pursue porn. Paige Jennings, who goes by Veronica Vain, was working at an Lazard’s alternative-investments marketing group in…

Melissa Petro | January 21, 2015 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: On The Sacrifices Expected Of Immigrant Nannies

I have a deep-seated resentment of White parents who specifically hire Black immigrant women or people of color as nannies. Whenever I go to the park or take…

Tiffanie Drayton | December 24, 2014 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: Let’s Get Real When Discussing Complicated Sexual Experiences

There’s been a lot of talk lately in the media about sexual violence. Late last month, former CBC Broadcaster Jian Ghomeshi was fired amid allegations of sexual assault. A few…

Melissa Petro | December 16, 2014 - 2:30 pm

The Soapbox: Railing Against AA Does A Disservice To Those Trying To Get Sober

This post was originally published on After Party Chat and republished with permission.

We’ve all got at least one Facebook friend who just can’t stand Alcoholics Anonymous…

Melissa Petro | December 13, 2014 - 12:00 pm
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