Laura’s Nth Cat-Call

Remember back in the day, back when I had never been cat-called? Ah, simpler times. It's been about a year since then, and now I've stopped keeping count. From the simple, "Hey there, beautiful" to the more complex "pulls-car-over-to-the-side-of-the-road-to-yell-that-he-'wants-to-get-to-know-me'" there is an infinite variety to the cat-call. A subtle nuance to the ways in which … Continue reading Laura’s Nth Cat-Call

Here’s Why There Ought to Be a Cap on Men in the Government

I recently read "Here's Why There Ought to Be a Cap on Women Studying Science and Maths" by a really swell guy named Milo. (Fun facts: he also wrote something called "How I Forced Glamour Magazine to Say I'm Not a White Supremacist", so you know he's a keeper.) Inspired as usual by white men … Continue reading Here’s Why There Ought to Be a Cap on Men in the Government

Who Controls the Narrative: Thoughts on Being a Woman, Luke Cage, and the Presidential Election

*I was working on this before the election and I wish I had published it back then, but I hope it'll still be relevant.* **Content warning: discussion of sexual violence** Narratives are what we tell ourselves to make sense of a disparate and confusing universe. Narratives have power. Narratives shape reality, our sense of identity, … Continue reading Who Controls the Narrative: Thoughts on Being a Woman, Luke Cage, and the Presidential Election