My #WhenIWas

Every time a sexual assault story breaks nationally, it seems like the public conversation inevitably shifts from shock at the unspeakable atrocity of what happened to speculating how the victim failed to prevent her own assault and lamenting the perpetrators now-wasted ‘potential.’ So when I saw @EverydaySexism asking women to share their earliest stories with […]

Interpreting the Sexes

I posted this on tumblr and facebook today, about 5 weeks after the story occurred. I had a guy friend come to me recently and ask me to translate girl for him. The conversation allowed me connect a few dots for he and other guy friends who were there, as well as articulate something for […]

You should Date an Illiterate Girl

One of you fine, upstanding readers sent along this link out of concern. Apparently, “Illiterate” has started making a new set of rounds with a modified ending. Quick aside: I’m so tickled any reference to that entertaining read makes you lovely peeps think of me and seek my opinion as a ‘literate girl’ SME. I’m […]

How to Tell if Your Date is Easy by the Band Tee They Wear

If you’re a music-minded single living in the U.K. Tastebuds.fm is OK Cupid meets Mog Music (or Spotify, the music streaming service EU loves that for some reason STILL isn’t avail stateside *grumble, grumble*). Its also part Playboy Magazine, as in, I have a profile on the site just so I can get their emails […]