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17 Common Struggles Of Being Sarcastic (In GIFs!)

17 Everyday Struggles Of Being A Sarcastic Woman

I’m sarcastic. I’m not just sometimes sarcastic, like in awkward situations where I feel on the defensive or in other scenarios where I’m tying to hide my true emotions. No, I’m always sarcastic, through and through, to the core, and right down to my very bones.

And, because of this personality trait, things are difficult for me when it comes to dealing with those who don’t speak in sarcasm. I’m not sure why one wouldn’t, but I digress. Read more on YourTango.com…

10 Lessons You Learn From The Assholes In Your Life

10 Lessons You Can Learn From The Assholes In Your Life

The world is filled with assholes. They are everywhere. They hit your parked car without leaving a note, cut you off while waiting in line at Whole Foods and literally knock you out of the way on their mad dash to the subway, so you face the closed doors instead of them.

A**holes aren’t limited to random strangers and non-innocent bystanders. I’m also talking about the assholes who cleverly disguise their insults as jokes. They do something just nice enough so you brush off their negative comment. Maybe he didn’t really mean it. Maybe he isn’t that bad of a person, or he had a bad day, or he – No. He’s just an asshole, plain and simple. Read more on Huffington Post Women…

“Talking While Female” Explores Why High-Pitched Female Voices Are Stereotyped

Talking While Female
The Grim Reality!

This video by NPR takes a look at the sense of credibility that comes along with a lower, more “solid” sounding voice and where that stereotype leaves women with higher-pitched voices. What about when they try to change the sound of their voice? Is it a lose-lose situation?

21 Movies That Changed How We Felt About Ourselves As Women

21 Movies That Changed The Way We Felt About Ourselves As Women

There’s something magical about movies. Whether you’re watching one in a dark theater, on a couch with some popcorn, or under the comfort of a blanket in your own bed, movies allow us a very specific form of escape.

And women tend to be the most regular moviegoers out there. According to a 2012 MPAA report, women actually go to the movies more than men, making up 52% of in-theater audiences each year. It’s a wonder then that there aren’t more female-led blockbusters. (Hint hint, nudge nudge, Hollywood powers that be.)

Even though the characters are usually fictional, we’ve learned some pretty amazing lessons from the people that come alive in our favorite films. Read more on Huffington Post Women…

4 Problems I Have With VProud, The New “Troll-Proof” Social Network For Women

So there’s a thing called VProud that’s supposed to be a social network for women and I don’t love it. It’s a forum, basically, and every topic starts with a video, and then you comment on or have conversations about the video. It’s “troll-proof,” or so they say — users are authenticated through Facebook, Google, or Twitter but with the option to stay anonymous on VProud; there’s an artificially intelligent filter for hate speech that gets smarter about context with reporting; there’s a “troll” button on each post, which, with enough reporting, will get the post sent to moderation. If it’s not actually trolling, it’s restored and it gets added to the AI database. Keep reading »

My Friend Dated My Rapist

My Friend Dated My Rapist

Six days ago, a nicely-dressed man waiting on the platform for the 6 train zipped down his fly and exposed his penis to me. I turned around and hid behind the corner until I saw an officer and reported it. Once the subway arrived and rumbled downtown, my thoughts started to snowball. Though some may argue it was “harmless,” I was an unwilling, non-consensual participant who fulfilled his sexual desires. I was a freshman in college all over again. But now, five years later, I’m ready to share my story. Read More On Huffington Post Women…

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