The Feminist Backlash

Feminism, like most extreme movements, is in the midst of a backlash, in this writer’s not so humble opinion. When did women equate “How are you?” as harassment? Recently I watched the Street HarassmentVideo “10 Hours of Walking in NYC as a Woman” where a woman is filmed strolling down the sidewalks of New York…

Your Girlfriend’s Best/Worst Friend

Your girlfriend has that one friend you can’t stand. The one that drinks too much, parties too hard, and is definitely too loud. She’s opinioned about your relationship, yet never has been in a stable one herself. She’s crude, rude, and always asking you to hook her up with your friends. She’s like a frat…

Burning Bridges to Light the Way

I am who I am today because of the mistakes I made yesterday. ― The Prolific Penman When a child sticks a fork in an outlet and gets electrocuted, they learn never to do that again. But what if there is no electricity? What if there are no consequences? Or, what if the child likes the…

The Dichotomy of Drinking in Cities

LUSH: one who becomes intoxicated after a few drinks and flirts with everyone. When I was 21-years-old and living in Connecticut, my boyfriend at the time called me an alcoholic due to my lush weekend warrior status. My best friend and I would shed our nine-to-five personas and catapult caution to the wind by venturing…

Don’t be Shameless, Take a Pill

Since its debuted in 2011 Shameless, a Showtime series, has caught our attention for its unabashed story telling of a dysfunctional family. This week Mandy, the quintessence of the hooker with a heart of gold, has unprotected sex with Lip (again!) and promptly asks him for money for the morning after pill. It’s just what I need.…

Embarrassing Things Girls Never Talk About

My former introverted female roommate gave me a big hug and said, “Thank you for talking to me about this. I’ve never been able to talk about it before.” We were, of course, having a conversation about our vaginas. In spite of feminism, equal rights, and the boom of female sexuality there are still taboo…

Are You The Annoying Friend?

 If you’ve passed puberty you’ve heard one of your girlfriends, female acquaintances, or frenemies say one of the follow and the urge punch her in the face was so overwhelming even the possibility of jail time wouldn’t deter you. Fuck it. Orange is the New Black, right? “I just cannot put on weight, no matter…

The ‘No Resolution’ Resolution

It’s January 10th. Have you broken your resolution yet? Have you been eating healthy, going to the gym, and stopped stalking your ex via social media? If we make resolutions we have a 50/50 chance of breaking them. Then we wait until next year to try again. That’s like eleven months of no progress. How…

Los Angeles: The Good, The Bad, The Beautiful

Living in Los Angeles is often a love-hate relationship. A former east coaster, I’ve lived here for four years and have resided in Hollywood, Silverlake, the Valley, and now Venice. Like all major metropolitan areas there is always something to do — you just have to fight traffic to do it. The residents are all…