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The Soapbox: It’s Not Just That I Don’t Want Kids, It’s Also That I Don’t Like Them

Last week, I was in a conversation on Facebook in which I admitted to not liking kids. (My comment: “Real talk: I don’t actually like babies, actually, or children.”) I…

Chanel Dubofsky | May 16, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: I Don’t Want Your Yellow Fever

As a kid, I was used to standing out for lots of reasons, like my “Star Wars” obsession or the black eyeliner and vampire chic that made up my high…

AdOps | May 10, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Women Hating “Game Of Thrones”

“Game of Thrones” is one of my favorite shows on TV, not just right now, but of all time. I must be some kind of magical unicorn, because by virtue…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | May 8, 2013 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: I’m Short, But That Doesn’t Mean You Can Treat Me Like A Child

I have a specific problem when it comes to dating. I mean, I have many problems (I’m attracted to unavailable guys, ranging from gay men to to fictional characters), but…

Mallory Schlossberg | May 6, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: You Are Not A Good Guy

“It’s unfortunate because he’s a great guy, he just has stupid advisors around him.”

This is Reebok CEO Uli Becker, as tweeted by Footwear News, speaking about the…

Jessica Wakeman | May 3, 2013 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: Too Chunky To Cheer?

On April 22, Anna-Megan Raley, under the pseudonym of Claire Crawford, wrote a blog post for CBS Houston titled, “Is This Girl ‘Too Chunky’ To Be An OKC Thunder Cheerleader?”

Jessica Luther | May 2, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: Just Because I’m Gay Doesn’t Mean That I’m Attracted To You

Moving through the world as someone who identifies as bisexual or queer, I’m always navigating difficult experiences that compartmentalize my sexuality. I’ve been labeled “indecisive” for not being more assertive…

Shanelle Matthews | April 29, 2013 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: The Problem With The Dove Real Beauty Sketches Campaign

Don’t get me wrong, I am a sucker for the message “seriously, though, you’re beautiful.” And I agree with the viral clip, so many of us get distracted by all…

Kate Fridkis | April 18, 2013 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: Ashley Judd And What It Means When We Talk About Gender & Mental Health

This piece was cross-posted with permission from the Ms. Magazine Blog

On Tuesday, Mother Jones released an audio recording of Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaking with members of his reelection staff.

Stassa Edwards | April 13, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: On The So-Called Bravery Of Immersion Journalism

“I will sleep rough, scrounge for my food, access all the services that other homeless individuals in the West End use. I will interact with as many homeless people as…

Melissa Petro | April 12, 2013 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Roger Ebert Might Not Have Been A Feminist, But I’ll Miss Him Anyway

When I was in middle school, I was required to create a diorama illustrating a hypothetical synagogue sanctuary (as you do, at Jewish day school). All I remember about my project…

Carrie Nelson | April 9, 2013 - 12:20 pm

The Soapbox: Tyler Perry Has A Rape Problem In “Temptation”

Usually movies like Tyler Perry’s “Temptation: Confessions of a Marriage Counselor” are right up my alley. You don’t see a Tyler Perry film because you’re under any illusions it will…

Nico Lang | April 3, 2013 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: It’s Impossible To “Not See Color,” No Matter What Kim Kardashian Says

As most people already know, the ubiquitous Kim Kardashian and Kanye West are expecting a baby. I’m happy for them. Unlike most people, I don’t mind Kim Kardashian. She makes…

Christiana Mbakwe | March 29, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: In Defense Of Wearing Thongs Under Your Lululemon Yoga Pants (If You Feel Like It)

I never thought I’d have to defend my choice to wear yoga pants. Or to wear expensive yoga pants. Or to wear thong underwear beneath my expensive yoga pants. But…

Ami Angelowicz | March 28, 2013 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: Should White Women Be On The Cover Of ‘Black Magazines’?

The always-inquisitive Jada Pinkett-Smith recently posed a question that has many people scratching their heads and some folks outright upset. In short, she’s wondering if black women ask to be…

Shanelle Matthews | March 26, 2013 - 12:00 pm

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
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