The Misogynist Terrorism Of Anita Sarkeesian

October 16, 2014

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The other day my sister-in-law texted me “people online are really mean.” She was referring to this article I wrote for Salon (I’m writing daily for them for the next two weeks–please check out my work over there!) “Oh, I stopped reading comments long ago,” I told her. “But Hayley, they found a picture of [...]

Gwyneth Has Some More Advice For You

October 3, 2014

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Actress Gwyneth Paltrow arrives at the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar party in West Hollywood

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 [...]

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Adrian Petersen Abuses Second Kid–NFL Could Care Less

September 16, 2014

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The NFL doesn’t care about women–we already know this. But the NFL seemed to care about children. Especially male children. Apparently it’s okay to hit a child with a switch, says the NFL in response to Adrian Petersen’s child abuse allegations. That somehow hitting a four-year-old child with a stick–a tree branch stripped of leaves–is [...]

What If His Words Had Knocked Her Out?

September 10, 2014



          As a Dateline fan (I’ve shared my horrible character flaw with this site before) I was reminded not all violence against women leads to torture in a basement or death in the woods or rape in a basement by a football team. Actually, violence against women can be from the men [...]

Abortion Protesters Are Always Men, A Photo Essay

September 5, 2014

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On Twitter today, journalist Irin Carmon shared a photo of a reopening of an abortion clinic in McAllen, Texas. Protesters who showed up appeared to be mostly men. I’m sensing a trend. I give to you the faces of abortion protesters. These two are in training. Images: The Daily Beast, Irin Carmon Twitter, Left in [...]

I Was Ready For My Kids To Go Back To School–And Then They Left

September 4, 2014

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first day kindergarten photo

Tell friends you’re totally not nervous at all for the first day of school. This is about your kids. Not you. Your sister in law asks, “Do you have your camera ready?” You’re like, “Why do I need a camera? It’s the first day of school. We have like 300 more days exactly like this [...]

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7 Feminist Conversations We Should Have To Wrap Up The Summer

September 2, 2014


Feminist and columnist Jessica Valenti shows how misandry is done in her "I bathe in male tears" (image: Jessica Valenti's twitter)

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 [...]

My Hair Has Never Looked Better–And I’m Addicted To The Kim Kardashian Game

July 29, 2014

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Me in LA meeting with Kim's stylist. Doesn't my hair look terrific?

I’m completely addicted to the Kim Kardashian: Hollywood game. I think I lost my mind. How cute is my hair? First, you should know that I’m not a gamer. But this game feeds your ego and draws on your competitive nature. I WANT to get to the next level successfully. With Kim’s approval. Listen to [...]

Rethinking The Grudge

July 20, 2014



Women in my family are kind, generous, perceptive and forgiving. Turns out, we’re not. Women in my family hold grudges. When polling the women in my brood, I found we are all prickly, easily insulted and quick to dismiss a person who has crossed us. A person doesn’t have to do much. They can make us [...]

Migrant Children Flood Border, How Do We Protect Them?

July 9, 2014


NOGALES, AZ - JUNE 18:  Two young girls watch a World Cup soccer match on a television from their holding area where hundreds of mostly Central American immigrant children are being processed and held at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection Nogales Placement Center on June 18, 2014, in Nogales, Arizona.  Brownsville, Texas, and Nogales, have been central to processing the more than 47,000 unaccompanied children who have entered the country illegally since Oct. 1. (Photo by Ross D. Franklin-Pool/Getty Images)

My son doesn’t know how to do his own laundry. He doesn’t know how to make his own dinner. He’s 10 years old. He’s about the same age as the thousands of children who have crossed the border into the US over the past year in hopes to find refuge from gangs, from poverty, from [...]

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