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If the Kavanaugh hearing was a typical job interview

If the Kavanaugh hearing was a typical job interview

I’ve been thinking a lot about the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearing recently. This hearing has such profound implications – not only for the future of the American judicial system, but also for for how we treat sexual assault victims – that it’s easy to forget […]

The pink tax: why women pay more and what we can do about it

The pink tax: why women pay more and what we can do about it

I recently got drawn into a bit of an online debate about the ‘pink tax’ after retweeting this post: Can you explain the price difference @BootsUK? Is pink plastic more expensive than blue or are you just keen to teach babies about gender inequality? pic.twitter.com/Gxn5KhURPl— […]

The benefits of being low-maintenance

The benefits of being low-maintenance

I looked at myself in the mirror the other day and thought, “I wonder if I need some statement eyebrows.” I had never really put much thought into my eyebrows – they’re not especially bushy or particularly thin, and besides plucking a few stray hairs, […]

This is the problem with boob shirts

This is the problem with boob shirts

Last weekend I saw a teenage girl wearing a crop top that said, “I have no tits.” I thought about that shirt for the rest of the day. Why would someone wear a shirt that draws attention to body parts that people shouldn’t be staring […]

Why I need to start playing roller derby again

Why I need to start playing roller derby again

I caught a glimpse of myself in the gym mirror today, all sweaty and disheveled-looking in my Gotham Girls Roller Derby top, and all I could think was, damn, I miss getting knocked on my ass by strong women. Usually when I tell people that […]