Actions Speak Louder Than Prayers: Be the Helpers

Originally posted on Make Me a Sammich:
via Equality Florida’s GoFundMe As I struggled to form words to begin this post, a CNN notification just popped up to tell me that—as the world reels from the terror attack on Pulse, a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida, which killed at least 50 people and injured at least 50…

Why #StopWoody Is Important to Me

Originally posted on Make Me a Sammich:
A girl very much like I was. *Trigger warning for CSA* Some of you will know that I’m a survivor of childhood sexual abuse (CSA). When I heard that Amazon has signed Woody Allen to create a new TV show for them, it reminded me of this story:…

Jonathan Chait’s “Not A Very P.C. Thing To Say” in a nutshell

Originally posted on The Belle Jar:
Today in New York Magazine, Jonathan Chait discusses how hard it is to be a white man these days. In case you don’t have the time or moral energy to read his 5,000 word opus of angst, here’s a brief rundown. 1. If this article seems familiar, it’s because…

Friends don’t let friends read the Onion

The Problem With A Lively Debate

Originally posted on Dances With Fat:
The Facebook page “Unpacking the “F” word” posted a quote from my blog: “Fat people have the right to exist in fat bodies regardless of how we got fat, what being fat means, or if we could be thin through some means – however easy or difficult. There are…

American Girl: Representation Matters

Originally posted on Make Me a Sammich:
image: Flickr user terren in Virginia I missed out on American Girl dolls, and somehow my daughter did, too. But for many women and girls in the US, they were and continue to be a big part of growing up. Their historical character dolls offer a glimpse into the…

On being a ‘perpetual victim’

Originally posted on Words by Nicole Froio.:
A recent trend of anti-feminists and violence against women apologists has been to say feminists treat women like ‘perpetual victims.’ This assertion is completely untrue and can be very damaging if we are ever to have a society where women feel comfortable speaking out against what bothers/has traumatized…