Voices
Sharp Kadijah, out and proud.

Entering Hell: Coming Out As Gay In Uganda

I am Sharp Kadijah, a trans man. I come from the Eastern Region of Uganda, from a town called Mbale. It was on November 22, 2013 when I came out to Read...
Sharp Kadijah    |   02/12/2016 - 14:00   |   SHARE
Humor
Let’s show the patriarchy (and capitalism) where they can stick it.

How To Be Your Own Freaking Valentine!

Valentine's Day is upon us and the topic of love is ubiquitous. Even if you wanted to, you can't escape the pink hearts, gender normative clichés, Read...
Jeanne Joe Perrone    |   02/12/2016 - 14:00   |   SHARE
Families
As horrible as it may sound, raising sarcastic kids might not be such a bad thing.

I’m Glad I’ve Raised Sarcastic Kids

Recently, I’ve noticed that my children have inherited a sarcasm detector that would make mad scientist Professor Frink from The Simpsons quite Read...
Joanna Mazewski of Babble    |   02/12/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
Is the hype around our generation's love of casual sex real?  Or are most of us actually settling down after we sow our wild oats?

Is Hookup Culture Real? And Does It Matter?

We hear all the time how hookup culture is ruining the lives of young people everywhere, that we're doomed to never marry and to live in sin for the Read...
Erin McKelle    |   02/12/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Families
Since the rates of depression are twice as high in women as in men, this means there are many, many mothers out there who face this struggle everyday. Image: We Heart It.

Antidepressants Make Me A Better Mom

I'm calmer, more level-headed, and more responsive (not reactive). I'm able to make it through the day without every comment, incident or event Read...
Kimberly Zapata of Your Tango    |   02/12/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Sex + Love
Privacy please!

Masturbating At Work: Why Fapping Is The New Smoke Break

Hard at work or hardly working? The answer may be both. Although it might seem taboo, there’s evidence that masturbation is actually good for workers Read...
Nico Lang    |   02/11/2016 - 14:32   |   SHARE
Bodies
This is the closest thing to fate that I know.

Maybe Being Transgender Wasn't A Mistake

Two months on testosterone — while it may not have been fate, I'm exactly where I'm supposed to be. Read...
Sam Dylan Finch   |   02/11/2016 - 00:01   |   SHARE
Culture
Experiences like Alexandra’s, where a barista undermined her autonomy, explain a lot about why modern motherhood is laced with expectation and guilt. Image: Georgina Dent

“No Coffee For You": Why Do People Still Feel They Can Judge Pregnant Women?

I vividly recall being 30 weeks pregnant with my first baby in a London pub. I was lining up at the bar for a soda water, when the man beside me Read...
Georgina Dent of Mamamia    |   02/11/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE
Families
I didn’t know what I was doing, so I clung to what I could. I reduced parenting to good and bad, black and white, and put myself on the side of the angels. Image: Elizabeth Broadbent

I Used To Judge Formula-Feeding Moms, And So Many Others

I didn’t trumpet these views to my mommy groups, of course. I wasn’t crass. But when a girl let her daughter cry it out, I decided the tot seemed a Read...
Elizabeth Broadbent of Babble    |   02/11/2016 - 00:00   |   SHARE