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by cathyjwilson
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AUGUST 3, 2011 1:46PM

RHONY reunion: Success, alcoholism not mutually exclusive

On the second part of the Real Housewives of New York reunion special this week, there was a lot of bickering and interrupting and eye-rolling. But what really stuck out was the discussion about whether Ramona is an alcoholic, and Ramona's subsequent declaration that she couldn't be… Read full post »

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JULY 21, 2011 4:22PM

It's time to repave the bumpy road to birth control access

This blog was submitted to the National Women’s Law Center and Planned Parenthood’s Birth Control Blog Carnival (BCBC) — view all the BCBC posts here.

If the obstacles to birth control accessibility were like potholes in the road, things like social stigma and conscience clausesRead full post »

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JULY 1, 2011 5:11PM

Recent college grads: Please postpone pet ownership

Recent college graduates -- I want to have an intervention with you. If you were lucky enough to land an internship or job after college, then congrats! You're on cloud nine, being an adult, getting a paycheck (I hope), and probably either moving into own your place or thinking about it.Read full post »

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JUNE 29, 2011 10:26AM

Attention cheating men: Nature didn't cause your infidelity

I feel so bad for men and their instinctual inability not to cheat on their significant others:

When a girl is literally unzipping your pants, men can't say no. We're not built that way.

This is a quote from a recent article in Marie Claire about bachelor parties and what reallyRead full post »

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APRIL 21, 2011 2:18PM

Society's stance on sexual violence makes me a bit sad

Tonight is the annual Take Back the Night (TBTN) march and rally at my alma mater, Ohio University. The march is the culmination of a week of events and activities meant to raise awareness about violence against women, and it typically is women-only, with men encouraged to… Read full post »

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APRIL 13, 2011 4:39PM

'Coal or nuclear?' is the wrong clean energy mentality

Have you ever listened to an argument for a while and thought to yourself, "You know, both sides are missing the point entirely"? That's how I feel when the coal and nuclear camps fight about which side is a cleaner form of energy.

You've got articles like… Read full post »

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APRIL 1, 2011 4:39PM

Feminist 'click' moment: Not admitting to being feminist

The moment I realized I was a feminist was peculiar -- it actually came from me not admitting to being a feminist. I was a sophomore in college, and it was the first day of the second women's studies class I'd ever taken, and I was excited to see what

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MARCH 24, 2011 1:29PM

Expulsion, abandonment not the solution for teen pregnancy

I don't understand the "if you put pregnant teens on the streets, it'll teach them a lesson" mentality. In response to a letter to the editor in The Washington Post that discussed what schools can do to reduce teen pregnancy rates, one… Read full post »

Victim-blaming, slut-shaming, and feminist-bashing are abhorrent coming from men, but they are exponentially worse coming from women. This column from The Daily Collegian, the college newspaper for the University of Massachusetts, was actually briefly taken offline because it was so o/

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MARCH 3, 2011 12:50PM

Breaking news: Young, unmarried women are easier than ever

I always love being reminded that, if women had their way, we'd marry the first guy we met to ensure we didn't become lonely spinsters. Not men, though -- as this article from Slate points out, guys are getting their way, and their way is sex -- lots of it, and… Read full post »

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MARCH 1, 2011 12:32PM

Birth control pills shouldn't be OTC without medical advice

A recent study found that over-the-counter (OTC) access to birth control pills improved overall usage of the pill, but at the expense of the women's health. OTC birth control pills in theory aren't a bad idea, as more women could have access to them, but it would be irresponsible and dangerous… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 17, 2011 3:51PM

Attacking abortion via family-planning funds is wrong

As part of their new spending proposal, Republicans want to completely eliminate all funding to a program called Title X, which provides federal funding for family planning and preventative health services and by law must prioritize low-income families. Without adequate federal funding… Read full post »

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DECEMBER 30, 2010 11:07AM

Is extreme attachment/unattachment healthy in relationships?

This recent article in Scientific American discusses Attachment Theory and how it applies to relationships, and it's pretty interesting. The authors take the categories of attachment used in child psychology -- secure, anxious, and avoidant -- and apply them to relationships, eventually reasoning tha… Read full post »

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NOVEMBER 5, 2010 2:37PM

Parents' ridicule of Halloween costume teaches intolerance

A friend of mine posted a link to this blog on Facebook, which is a mom describing how her five-year-old son wanted to be Daphne from Scooby Doo for Halloween and was ridiculed not by his peers, but by those peers' parents:

[A mom] continued on and on about how mean ch

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OCTOBER 8, 2010 5:14PM

Bullying has led to a suicide epidemic at my alma mater

Reading that bullying is so bad at Mentor High School, my alma mater, that suicide has become an epidemic makes me feel a wave of emotions -- shock, sadness, anger, frustration, confusion. Initially I can't believe that four people in the last few years have killed themselves because bully/

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SEPTEMBER 29, 2010 5:27PM

Teen Mom: Partner violence, grief, & high school graduation

Teen Mom was an intense roller coaster this week -- Amber assaulted Gary (multiple times), Farrah reconnected with her deceased boyfriend's sister, Tyler and Catelynn couldn't graduate on time, and Maci and Ryan worked together on a custody plan for Bentley.

1. The signs of an abuser

Last night,… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 22, 2010 10:39AM

Calling someone 'hot' isn't automatically a compliment

Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid's spokesman -- in response to Reid recently referring to New York senator Kirsten Gillibrand as "the hottest member" in the Senate -- confirmed and qualified the statement by adding that Reid "also praised Gillibrand for her work," according to Politic… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 16, 2010 1:16PM

Cities: Take note of San Francisco's waste reduction program

San Francisco recently achieved a 77 percent landfill diversion rate, meaning that of the material it collects for disposal, only 23 percent was sent to the landfill. This rate is a national record and is extremely impressive compared to the national average of 32.1 percent; or, for instance, Ohio's… Read full post »

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SEPTEMBER 3, 2010 4:19PM

'She's too big, now she's too thin'

There's a line from Britney Spears's song "Piece of Me" -- "I'm Mrs. She's Too Big, Now She's Too Thin" -- that is frustratingly true about how the media treat celebrities' bodies. The media bounces between calling them fat and then ridiculing them as underweight, or between reporting on how mi

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SEPTEMBER 2, 2010 4:04PM

Conspiracy theories already abound in latest gulf oil spill

This morning in the gulf, there was an explosion -- and there continues to be a fire, as of the afternoon -- on an oil rig off the coast of Louisiana. All the workers are accounted for -- one injury and no deaths -- yet now a mile-long oil sheen is being reported in the… Read full post »

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JULY 27, 2010 3:16PM

Jury validates 'Girls Gone Wild' disgusting consent policy

Girls Gone Wild is disgusting. And the recent ruling that affirmed the company's weak views on consent is equally disgusting.

A St. Louis woman sued the Girls Gone Wild company for damaging her reputation by showing her tank top being pulled down by someone else in one of their videos.… Read full post »

I highly suggest reading this piece from The Sexist, which details the pressure and coercion that went on at Olivia Munn’s Playboy photo shoot. Munn, an actress/model who most recently was in the news for her gig as a correspondent on The Daily Show, was asked to be on the cover of&n

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JUNE 23, 2010 1:48PM

Comparing 9/11 to oil spill is comparing apples to oranges

Many people -- including President Obama -- have compared the oil rig explosion in the Gulf of Mexico to the terrorist attacks of 9/11. Yesterday, a federal judge struck down the six-month moratorium on deepwater offshore oil drilling, and one of the moratorium's opponents ag… Read full post »

Yet another sorority from Miami University has been reprimanded for disorderly conduct -- e.g. excessive drinking, vomiting, verbal harassment -- during a social function. (Click here to read about the first and here to read about the second.) It raises the question: Is this behavior specific to GreeRead full post »

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MAY 20, 2010 12:40PM

Meat/veg-eaters need to compromise for sake of environment

When people ask if I'm a vegetarian, I always feel like they are disappointed in my answer: I'm mostly a vegetarian. They immediately look underwhelmed: I'm basically telling them that I don't have enough willpower to fully commit, and they think I'm some poser who doesn't take animal rights or … Read full post »