Remembering Maude 44 years after Roe v. Wade

Last January, the seminal Roe v. Wade ruling that gave women across the US the right to abortion turned 44. This year, the occasion carries added meaning in light of the Trump administration’s antipathy toward a woman’s right to make decisions about her own body. Now I know most of our attention will be taken … Continue reading Remembering Maude 44 years after Roe v. Wade

How The Bachelor has made me a better feminist

A year on, my 85-year-old Oma is still reeling from the death of her husband. My mother tells me that she is unbearably lonely living in her large semi-rural house, often going days without speaking to another human being. I stand in the kitchen listening to my mother worry. My Oma calls her crying from … Continue reading How The Bachelor has made me a better feminist

Examining the dickishness of white women

Today I low key flipped out at spin class because I didn't like how the instructor adjusted my seat. Let's take a moment to let that sink in: I am so spoiled that I actually thought it was a problem that I experienced slight discomfort at my expensive fitness class that I can prioritize because I'm not busy … Continue reading Examining the dickishness of white women