Natalie Slaughter

Natalie Slaughter

Bio

Natalie is a former Texan currently living in LA who enjoys politics, cooking, video games, comic books and spending more money than she should at ModCloth. She takes her nerd title as seriously as she does her writing and believes anything's a good story if you tell it right.

Natalie Slaughter Articles

When you’re used to being listened to, you start to think it’s because you’ve done something to deserve it. Image: Thinkstock.

You Aren't Always Entitled To Be Heard, Actually

I barely had a chance to say “What’s taking him so long?” before he stepped up to the counter to ask me what he could help me with. Me. Not my friend who had been standing there for a minimum of twenty minutes waiting for assistance, but ME, the white girl.

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Gender is a completely made up concept that exists to sell us more stuff more easily.

Gender Is Really Just A Construct To Sell Us Crap We Don't Need

At this point gender basically exists to sell us stuff.

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What does Marvel have against casting Asians in film?

Dear Marvel: Where Are All The Actors Of Color?

Why is Marvel casting white actors to play Asian characters?

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There’s a lot more information about what it’s like to be a fat woman and the things you should and shouldn’t say.

7 Things I Wish People Knew About Being A Fat Woman

There’s a lot more information about what it’s like to be a fat woman and the things you should and shouldn’t say. Here's what I want everyone to know...

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We’ve all made bad choices when it comes to dating. Mine involves Hannah Montana, a tractor, and an awkward invitation to a threesome.

My Online Date Turned Into A Weird Threesome Proposal

We’ve all made bad choices when it comes to dating. Mine involves Hannah Montana, a tractor, and an awkward invitation to a threesome.

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Being queer is about demolishing binaries. Image: Pixabay.

7 Things I Wish People Understood About Being Queer

Even a Google search will conflate “queer women” with “lesbian.” So the first and most obvious thing I wish people understood about being a queer woman, is that we exist.

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Photo by AllGo - An App For Plus Size People on Unsplash

Fat Women Aren’t Taken Seriously In Job Interviews

My size is always weighed over my qualifications. Read...
Let’s stop pretending like it’s irrelevant.

Politics Can And Should Ruin Friendships

To claim that something is “just politics” is to point out how much privilege you have, either systematically or incidentally.

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Poly relationships are like every other kind of relationship.

What Being In A Polyamorous Relationship Taught Me About Fidelity

A polyamorous relationship is like any other relationship — you set rules and sometimes you hit bumps along the way, but everyone involved knows what is and isn’t acceptable.

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Unless you’re talking explicitly about gay men, please don’t use the term ‘gay’ as a catch-all for our community. Image: Thinkstock.

Having Sex With Women Doesn't Make Me Gay

If I have sex with a woman, it does not make me gay. As someone who identifies as female, it doesn’t even make me a lesbian.

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