Posts tagged "the soapbox"

The Soapbox: On Nice Guys As Rapists

Almost a year ago, I wrote an essay about having been date raped in college. The piece got a strong reaction from commenters, many of whom debated whether or not…

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

The Soapbox: On Kasandra Perkins And The Color Of Domestic Violence

On December 1st, the sports world was in shock as reports came in that Jovan Belcher, a linebacker for the Kansas City Chiefs, died in a murder-suicide, killing himself at…

Erica Watson | December 6, 2012 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: How To Handle Food Shame During The Holidays

This piece was cross-posted with permission from It was originally published before Thanksgiving but we are crossposting it here with the rest of the holiday season in mind. 

Michelle Allison From Fat Nutritionist | December 4, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: I’m On Twitter Strike Until The Men I Know Get Loud

Jen Kirkman is a comedian on “Chelsea Lately” and “After Lately.” This post was reprinted with permission from her Tumblr. 

I’m on a Twitter strike. I am so…

Jen Kirkman | November 30, 2012 - 2:00 pm

The Soapbox: Holiday Gift Giving Is A Total Scam

First thing’s first: I’m a Jew. I haven’t celebrated Christmas since I was a little kid and we still believed in Santa Claus. (I was eight when I discovered he…

Julie Gerstein | November 30, 2012 - 11:30 am

The Soapbox: I’m From Ireland, And I’m So Grateful I Had My Abortion In America

I would truly love to be able to submit this piece with my name attached. However, as a young woman in modern Ireland, I feel it’s not possible due to…

Anonymous | November 16, 2012 - 12:00 pm

Girl Talk: Fat Girls Are A Man’s Best Friend

Years ago, I had a conversation with a group of my close male friends and the age old question came up: Can men and women really be just friends? My…

Erica Watson | November 15, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: The Election Is Over But I’m Still Scared

Originally appeared on Role/Reboot. Republished here with permission.

It’s over.

For a while, I managed to hold it together. There was pie to eat and wine to drink…

Emily Heist Moss | November 9, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Phil From “Modern Family” And Doofus Husband Syndrome

“Modern Family” is one of the few shows on TV right now that makes me genuinely laugh out loud every episode. I adore all of the characters, their weird quirks,…

Winona Dimeo-Ediger | November 7, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: How I Lost Faith In The Pro-Life Movement

This piece was originally published at and is being reprinted with permission.

The spring of my sophomore year of college I was president of my university’s Students…

Libby Anne | November 5, 2012 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: Please, Can “Hipster Sexism” Not Be A Thing?

I have very mixed feelings about a piece on’s blog about “hipster sexism.” The authors Alissa Quart and Lauren Sandler author Alissa Quart described “hipster sexism” as:
Hipster Sexism…

Jessica Wakeman | October 31, 2012 - 4:00 pm

The Soapbox: On Disney’s First Latina Princess

“Disney is releasing a Latina princess soon, mija,” I declared to my daughter as we drove away from her school and on our way to pick up her dad. “Good!”…

Veronica Arreola | October 29, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: No, Nickelodeon, Mothers Do Not Need Our Own TV Channel

I’m a TV junkie. Once my kid finally falls asleep, you’ll find me splayed out on the couch, flipping through the over 800 channels we apparently subscribe to. And my…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 16, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: It’s Kids’ Options For Halloween Costumes That Are Truly Scary

I’ve always loved Halloween. The candy, the Jack-O-Lanterns, the parties, and of course, the costumes. I’m no stranger to awesome Halloween costumes. I’ve been everything from a box of crayons…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 15, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: Does Street Harassment Keep You From Exercising?

When most people think about street harassment, they think about what women wear or about how women should respond to catcalls. But there are other, more subtle, effects of street…

Lilit Marcus | October 12, 2012 - 12:00 pm

The Soapbox: About That Politician Who Said “Some Girls Rape Easy”…

A funny thing can happen in politics: You make a comment and it might come back to bite you weeks, months, or even years later. That’s what just happened to Representative Roger…

s.e. smith | October 11, 2012 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: The Conversation I Wish We Were Having Instead About Lena Dunham’s $3.5 Million Book Deal

“Girls” star Lena Dunham evokes a passionate response from bloggers and journalists, especially in women’s media. So I’m a bit nervous about admitting that my thoughts on Dunham’s oeuvre is…

Jessica Wakeman | October 10, 2012 - 11:00 am

The Soapbox: On “Helicopter Parents” And “Free Range Kids”

I grew up in the ‘80s on a tree-lined neighborhood that skirted the edge of New Haven, Connecticut. Nobody really traveled down my short street unless they lived there or…

Avital Norman Nathman | October 4, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Butt Chugging Is Stupid, But It Doesn’t Make You Gay

Last week, we told about about that alleged near-death-by-butt-chugging incident of a Pi Kappa Alpha brother at the University of Tennessee. Yesterday, Alexander P. Buttchugger, I mean Broughton, came forward…

Ami Angelowicz | October 3, 2012 - 1:00 pm

The Soapbox: Oh Please, Pinterest Isn’t “Killing” Feminism

My name is Amelia. I am a feminist. I also have a Pinterest account. If a recent lengthy piece on Buzzfeed (wait, Buzzfeed does “lengthy”?) is to be believed, these two…

Amelia McDonell-Parry | October 2, 2012 - 12:00 pm
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