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Marnie is not responsible for Desi’s choices or his addiction just like no one is real life causes anyone else to be an addict. (Image: YouTube/ HBO)

How "Girls" Depicts Addiction Is Problematic 

While Girls has portrayed important social issues before in a sensitive manner, like Adam’s sister’s arc about postpartum depression, the show Read...
Jen Simon    |   04.14.17   |   SHARE
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Tracey is allowed the space to make dumb mistakes. (Image: YouTube/ E4)

"Chewing Gum" Matters, And Here's Why

From the stunningly brilliant mind of Michaela Coel, Chewing Gum follows the cringe-worthy hijinks of Tracey — a spirited, sheltered young woman Read...
Shannon Miller    |   04.13.17   |   SHARE
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8 Things You Should Know Before You Jump On The Backyard Chicken Bandwagon

And what’s better than eggs? Eggs direct from the cloaca of your own chicken. Read...
Joni Edelman    |   04.13.17   |   SHARE
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Why Emma Watson’s Breasts Have Nothing To Do With Feminism

Guess what? Feminists can fight for women's equality and look sexy doing it Read...
Caroline Shannon-Karasik    |   04.4.17   |   SHARE
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Abortion: Stories Women Tell

Abortion: Stories Women Tell, directed by Tracy Droz Tragos, looks at one of America’s most contentious debates through the prism of personal stories. Read...
Marcia G. Yerman    |   04.3.17   |   SHARE
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What happens when organic food prices out those who are struggling just to stay out of bankruptcy?

The Struggle With Fast Fashion (And Other Problems Of Privilege)

This is the thing about being poor, this kind of discernment comes at a price you can’t afford. Read...
joni edelman   |   03.30.17   |   SHARE
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"I’m definitely what I generally refer to as a reformed messy person."

Unf*ck Your Habitat’s Rachel Hoffman Is Not As Mean As She Used To Be

It’s Rachel Hoffman’s “Unf*ck Your Habitat” approach that speaks to me most, and not just because she likes swearing as much as I do. Read...
Alicia Thompson    |   03.28.17   |   SHARE
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t is unrealistic to expect friends always to agree — and wouldn’t that be boring?

Can Female Friendships Survive Trump?

When I took on this assignment to write about the traumatizing byproduct our polarized political landscape has had on personal relationships — with Read...
Sherry Amatenstein, LCSW    |   03.23.17   |   SHARE
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