Posts tagged "the soapbox"

The Soapbox: I Am Not Your Wife, Sister Or Daughter — I Am A Person

I don’t have to tell you that Steubenville is all over the news.

I don’t have to tell you that the fact that Trent Mays and Ma’lik Richmond, the…

Anne Theriault | March 20, 2013 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: The Case Against Sex Offender Registries

There’s no defense for rape. And there’s no defense for defending rape — be that minimizing the crime, blaming the victim or focusing so exclusively on the perpetrators that the…

Melissa Petro | March 19, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: In Defense Of Personal Essays

When I started writing personal essays on the internet, I was half embarrassed, half proud. Even though I grew up in a generation that’s supposedly all about oversharing and Facebooking…

Kate Fridkis | March 5, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Getting A Black “Bachelorette”

Pediatric dentist Dr. Misee Harris of Kentucky is petitioning to become the first ever Black “Bachelorette.” This prospect means a lot is surfacing for me regarding the harmful stereotypes reinforced by…

Shanelle Matthews | March 4, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Lisa Lampanelli’s Racist Schtick Abuses The Art Of Comedy

Insult comedian Lisa Lampanelli has made headlines again – for all the wrong reasons. Last week during the Writers Guild Awards, she shamelessly tweeted a picture of she and HBO…

Shanelle Matthews | February 25, 2013 - 3:20 pm

The Soapbox: Women Wear Yoga Pants Because They Are Comfortable, Not Because They Apparently Give You A Boner

Poor Nathan Graziano. He has an obsession and is surrounded by temptation all the time. He can’t stop thinking about women in yoga pants, especially now that us ladies are…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | February 20, 2013 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: I Love “Scandal”‘s Olivia Pope — Even Though Some People Find It “Problematic”

I’ve been doing my utmost to debate less, but it’s hard when you’re as naturally opinionated as I am.  This is compounded by the fact I come from a highly…

Christiana Mbakwe | February 18, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: In Defense Of Older Mothers

Magazines seem to love writing about women’s choices, particularly if they can inspire readers to conclude that we’re making the wrong ones. Just before the new year, a much-talked about New

Caren Lissner | February 15, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: Taylor Swift Is Allowed To Have A Lot Of Boyfriends, OK?

A few years ago, a favorite subject of conversation in pop culture writing was about Taylor Swift’s perceived “slut shaming” in her songs. Need I remind you of the song…

Jessica Wakeman | February 12, 2013 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: I’m A Mom Who Smokes Pot

“So, this is kind of a random question…”

I nodded my head at the man across from me. I was in the kitchen of a fellow parent from…

Anonymous | February 6, 2013 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: Your Arguments Against Our Permanent Birth Control Are B.S.

This essay was published with permission from Gender-Focus.

My spouse and I are seeking permanent birth control, and the entire process has been difficult. At this point, we…

Jessica Critcher | February 1, 2013 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: Why I Was Reluctant To Endorse Lifting The Ban On Women In Combat

Bottom line: I was a female soldier in the combat zone. So why do I feel so uncomfortable about formalizing women’s placement in combat roles? I did a lot of…

Alice Richtig | January 28, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: I Am Not A Prostitute Because My Husband Supports Me Financially

This piece was republished with permission from Role/Reboot.

This week I read a wonderful article about our generation’s search for meaning by fellow Role/Reboot contributor Kerry Cohen. It spoke to…

Lynn Beisner | January 11, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: The Self-Righteous Bullies Of Tumblr And Their Feminist Apologists

I’d been planning to let the issue of the Nice Guys of OK Cupid blog on Tumblr slide. [NOTE: The blog has since been taken down.] It is pretty depressing from every perspective.

Ally Fogg | January 7, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Steubenville High School & Teaching Boys Not To Rape

My son turns six next week, and among all the other wishes I have for him, I have a silent hope that won’t be shared at his birthday party. It’s…

Avital Norman Nathman | January 3, 2013 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: Stop Humiliating People For Their Sex Practices Online

For as long as we’re aware of other people’s dirty bits and sexual desires, we’re aware of how funny it can be to talk about them. My niece, for instance,…

Jessica Wakeman | December 27, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Proving Masculinity

Hello from out here in Man Card America, where proving your masculinity to the dude-friends who are vigilantly looking to revoke your “Man Card” if you get caught engaging in…

Dan Solomon | December 21, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: Thoughts On The Senseless Tragedy In Connecticut From A Girl Who Experienced An Attack On Her School

As our entire nation follows the story of a senseless massacre in Connecticut, people are weighing in with their opinions. We don’t have all of the facts straight yet, but…

Kaitlin Marie | December 18, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: You Don’t Have To Be A Parent To Be Worried About Guns

“We’ve endured too many of these tragedies in the past few years.  And each time I learn the news I react not as a President, but as anybody else would…

Veronica Arreola | December 17, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Can We Just Agree That Prank Calls Are The Worst?

There are many conversations to be had about the tragic death of Jacintha Saldanha, the King Edward VII nurse who took her own life last week, after she learned the…

Jessica Wakeman | December 11, 2012 - 11:00 am
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