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True Tori: We’re All Enablers

December 10, 2014


When people are in a relationship with an alcoholic, sometimes the alcoholic gets better. Which is great. So the alcoholic (Dean) gets better and then the partner (Tori) falls apart. I remember being in Al-Anon years ago hearing one of the tenants about how you shouldn’t always try to be right with your recovering alcoholic. Tori […]

What I Learned About Marriage From Tori And Dean

November 5, 2014


1. “Right now Dean is a priority, it’s what Dean needs. I’m not taking care of myself.” This is a constant in Tori’s life. That she’s not taking care of herself.  But Tori’s definition of taking care of herself means talking about taking care of herself, and talking to everyone else about taking care of herself.  If you talk […]

Gwyneth Has Some More Advice For You

October 3, 2014


You guys know how I love Gwyneth Paltrow. This time she’s teaching us about auras and instinct. The Vox tries to do a silly let’s poke fun of Gwyneth break down, but this time our girl kind of has some good advice. She writes in her newest Goop newsletter: “We’ve all had the experience of […]

7 Feminist Conversations We Should Have To Wrap Up The Summer

September 2, 2014


1. We have a police brutality issue in our country. Black men and boys are targets. Black parents are already having, and have had, that “talk” with their kids about how to avoid getting shot by police. How do we deal with this? How does this cycle end? 2. Instead of obsessing over Jennifer Aniston’s […]

Female Pals Cartoon Network Should Make A Series About

April 18, 2014


Cartoon Network has never pretended to be a channel for girls. With it’s boy-heavy programming since it’s inception in 1993, it catered to the testosterone-heavy superhero world of boys–The Clone Wars, Ben Ten, The Transformers–with advertisers pushing Nerf guns and other Styrofoam battle axes. In it’s 20-year run, there has been exactly one show about […]

A Woody Allen 12-Step

February 6, 2014


**Trigger warnings about sexual abuse.** 1. Your first Woody Allen movie was probably Zelig. You were fascinated by the charm of the grainy 1920’s footage shown in the film. You were obsessed with old movies like Citizen Kane–particularly movies about men who claim to be someone they’re not. You were amused by Zelig’s chameleon-like ability […]

A Gwyneth Paltrow 12-Step

January 31, 2014


1. When people ask the question, “Why does everyone hate Gwyneth Paltrow?” explain that for you, it started after you read a Vogue cover story on her perfect life with Brad Pitt and their dogs. It was then that you realized she embodied Emma as in Jane Austen’s Emma and then made it worse by […]

Roman Polanski Frolicks With Tiny Camera As Vanity Fair Explains The Injustice Around His Rape Case

September 18, 2013


When grave injustices occur in our system, outrage usually follows. It’s difficult to empathize with a rapist, namely a famous rapist, i.e., Roman Polanski, even when his victim, Samantha Geimer, implores us to do so in her new memoir, “The Girl: A Life in the Shadow of Roman Polanski.” But as it goes, the judge in […]

If I Could Be A Teenager, I Would Be You

August 28, 2013


Kernan Shipka, aka Sally Draper, rocks a Riot Grrrl shirt and 90s alt girls all over hang their Kathleen Hanna posters on the back of their bedroom doors while blasting Sonic Youth… until their children tell them to turn it down. (Image: Tom and Lorenzo)

Open Letter To Serena Williams: Own Up To Victim Blaming And Make It Right

June 19, 2013


Serena, I remember watching you from the US Open. Andy and I in our nosebleed seats and thinking who cares, we get to witness the greatness that is Serena Williams pound someone on the court! You’re a hero to men and women. Girls and Boys. I’ve spoke about you as a role model to my […]