- Evanston, Illinois, USA
- December 31
- I'm a psychology student at Northwestern University. I write.
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June 26, 2012 12:41PM
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- Sunday Link Roundup
May 21, 2012 01:10AM
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When You Say that Suicide is
May 16, 2012 03:44PM
- Empathy and Leadership: Why
Romney Would be a Terrible
May 14, 2012 02:49AM
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I've been gradually
down the d…”
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think about it. :)”
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advise against that.
But I'd say that
that's a much
January 15, 2012 10:20PM
Miriam M's Links
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Well, for most feminist bloggers, the answer seems to be absolutely nothing.
An article at the Frisky called Why Being Drunk is a Feminist Issue is causing quite a stir in the blogosphere. The article makes an argument that I have attempted to make numerous times–although rape is alwaysÂ the fa… Read full post »
For someone who identifies as liberal and progressive, I certainly spend an odd amount of time criticizing fellow liberals and progressives. Unlike other bloggers of my general type, I don’t do all those muckraking-type posts detailing the latest scandalous Fox News segment or hypocritical Repu… Read full post »
About five months ago, I wrote a post on Facebook (and on this blog) about my experience with depression and how I came to receive treatment for it. I remember feeling very triumphant as I wrote it, because I felt like my difficulties were finally over.
This turned out to not… Read full post »
So a couple in Toronto has decided to keep their newborn baby’s sex a secret from friends and family in order to help the child develop free of gender roles. I have so much difficulty deciding what to think of this. Because first of all, it’s nice/… Read full post »
From now on, I will delete any negative, anonymous comments from this blog. This is because I firmly believe that if you have a constructive comment to make about something I wrote, you should be able to put your real name on it (or, if I know you from the internet,… Read full post »
Today is Dillo Day, a Northwestern tradition that dates to 1972. It’s a music festival that happens each year on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend. We get to see several musicians, including some very well-known ones (B.o.B. this year) for free.
Of course, b… Read full post »
I am a liberal and I go to a liberal school. Sometimes this makes me feel happy and comfortable, because I have so much in common with others here in terms of… Read full post »
There’s a game we progressives sometimes inadvertently play. I like to call it “Who’s More Oppressed?”
You can probably guess what I’m talking about here. It’s the tendency of social justice-oriented people to engage in lengthy polemics regarding “who has it… Read full post »
This weekend I went home to Ohio, where my family lives. I hadn’t been home since winter vacation (I spent spring break in New York) so the time seemed ripe for a visit.
The drive was spectacular in that unspectacular way. I took the Megabus, sat on the upper level,… Read full post »
Being a 20-year-old college student, I don’t often write about issues relating to children. However, not only do I plan on having kids someday, but I also think that how our society relates to children is often a fascinating subject to study. Furthermore, some things just piss me off.
The subje… Read full post »
mea culÂ·pa. Latin. through my fault; my fault (used as an acknowledgment of one’s responsibility).
Apologies have an interesting social function. I think that many people underestimate their power because they don’t necessarily “fix” the harm that was done, but in my opinion… Read full post »
I recently came across the site Does This Make Sense? and I already love it. It’s got a lot of intelligent, thoughtful commentary. One piece that I particularly liked is called “Hell, No. I Won’t Say No.” It concerns the idea that women who want to change their society… Read full post »
Thought Catalog had an interesting post yesterday called “10 Reasons to Date a Depressive.” It’s sardonic and irreverent but actually brings up a few good points about depressives (and dating them). I’m going to analyze the piece point-by-point and add my own (as usual, very s… Read full post »
This is from a Tumblr called, appropriately, “Fuck Periods.” It exists solely to bitch about various feminine problems, most notably, periods. As a woman, I’m all in favor of bitching about periods, but the stereotypes that are often expressed are pretty… Read full post »
“Some women choose to follow men, and some women choose to follow their dreams. If you’re wondering which way to go, remember that your career will never wake up and tell you that it doesn’t love you anymore.”
â€” Lady Gaga
As much as I respect and admire Lady Gaga, this… Read full post »
I’m going to go out on a limb and criticize something even more popular than the things I usually criticize–my school’s Happiness Club.
The Happiness Club is a prominent student organization at Northwestern that aims to increase happiness by planning all sorts of activities for the… Read full post »
The fact that Abercrombie & Fitch tried to market a push-up bikini top for pre-pubescent girls is old news now, but I read an interesting post on Fbomb about it and whether or not a “girlcott” would be effective. This got me thinking about the concept of “girlcotts” and of… Read full post »
I am sex positive.
This means that I am open about sexuality (my own and in general) and believe that sex of any sort is healthy as long as it’s consensual. It means that I disagree with the idea that sexuality needs to be repressed and that there are right and… Read full post »
I saw this on one of my favorite blogs, Thought Catalog, today. Sara David, the author of this post, uses American Apparel models (and models in general) to make a point about the aesthetics of indifference:
Like, I get it. You want to represent the â€œcool youâ€ on your blog. The… Read full post »
Lately I’ve noticed that when I talk to people about my national identity, they tend to assume that I consider myself American. For instance, I’ll say that I’m Russian and Israeli, and they’ll add “and American” without any prompting from me. I keep wondering why t… Read full post »
[First, some backstory--this post concerns a controversial event at Northwestern in which the professor for a class called Human Sexuality held an optional live demonstration that showed a man penetrating a woman with a sex toy. The story, which was first reported by our campus newspaper (the… Read full post »
I am going to do something I rarely do–label something with an “ism.”
A post on CNN’s health blog, The Chart, points out that oral sex can increase cancer risk–valuable information, to be sure. But for some unknown reason, the blog frames the information like this:
Here&… Read full post »
I love it when people who actually know what they’re talking about confirm something I’ve believed for ages.
Evanston, Illinois, which is where I go to school, has a stupid housing ordinance that states that no more than three unrelated people may live together in a house or apartment. It’s intended to ensure proper upkeep because, apparently, people who aren’t related to each other don’t… Read full post »
This Jezebel post caught my eye the other day. It’s called “Dressing for Depression” and basically suggests ways to put an outfit together when you’re depressed. As you might know, one of the symptoms of depression is that it becomes really, really hard–sometimes practic… Read full post »