An Ode to the Feminist Men in My Life

I have lived my life surrounded by strong, vocal, intelligent, feminist women. I was raised to know that all genders were equal and to fight for that if anyone told me otherwise. I have also been incredibly lucky to not have to fight with the most important men in my life. These are men who don’t just say they’re feminists – they live it, teach it, and shout it from the rooftops.

And I want to thank them.

Why We Need “The Bachelor” In the Trump Era

Three days after Donald Trump is sworn in as President of the United States, the fourth episode of Season 21 of The Bachelor starring oft-jilted Nick Viall will air. And as America crowds onto couches and breaks open bottles of wine and bags of popcorn, it won’t just be because we’re all a little bit addicted. Now we actually need it.

I’m Not Having Children. And I’m Angry About It.

Decisiveness is not often my forté, especially when it comes to deciding whether or not I want dessert. (In this case, kidding myself is my forté.) 

Then there are things in which I am so firmly rooted that not even the most earth-shaking life events could change them: the love of my family, acceptance of religions other than my own, and the personal decisions people make for themselves and their bodies. 

For instance, my partner and I will not be having children. And though we often joke about it, even keeping a “no children” piggy bank in the kitchen, it is very serious for us.