Dec 04

White people, this is OUR time…to listen

I don’t think I was ever truly a racist, at least not in the capital R, aggressively prejudiced, n-word-spouting way that jumps to mind when we think “racist” in this country. The problem with the word racism is that it drips with intent. To be racist is to actively wish ill on whole swaths of people. It is …

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Jan 27

Priceline: I am not “daddy’s little girl.” I am “my father’s adult daughter.”

I recently saw a commercial for the travel website Priceline, and I wasn’t immediately sure why it left such a sour taste in my mouth. In the commercial, in case you haven’t seen it, William Shatner’s daughter (played by the woman from The Big Bang Theory) enters an unbelievably nice hotel room with a rather …

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Jan 21

Dear NFL: Reevaluate your relationship with women

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I am not surprised, but nonetheless still saddened that the Patriots’ season has come to an end as of this weekend. We have been ravaged by unfortunate injuries, and have struggled to fill gaps in our lineups left by Welker and the irreplaceable Vince Wilfork. Brady is, despite the combined prayers of every Irish Catholic …

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Jan 16

What I Learned about Myself from Loving a Libertarian

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I am not one of those people who always had a running list of qualities that I wanted in a partner. To be honest, I am just too disorganized. I can barely piece together a grocery list for my once-a-month grocery shopping, much less try to cobble together some image of the “perfect” person for …

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Sep 24

Boston’s Green Line: A Light Rail to Purgatory

When I moved from New York City to Boston, the most common remonstrances from my friends concerned the fact that in Boston, the T (our cute little name for our public transportation system) closes just after midnight. Being in a city like New York, where public transportation is available (if not reliable) 24 hours a …

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Sep 12

Dear Equinox Gym – Get Your Sexist Ad Campaign Off My Browser

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Apparently, there is an Equinox gym opening in my neighborhood in the near future. How, you may wonder, do I know this? Am I an Equinox member eagerly awaiting a shorter walk to my gym? Am I a public health aficionado looking forward to having another establishment that promotes health and fitness in my vicinity? …

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Sep 06

My Workday, Explained via Graphs

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Happy Friday! As a tribute to my last post which described my burgeoning professionalism, please enjoy the following graphs that explain my high-powered work life. For an estimate of how many hours a day I spend staring at my laptop, see below I really should start bringing my phone to the bathroom Beer o’clock is …

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Sep 04

I Can’t Open this F*cking Wine: A Twentysomething Chronicle

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I am a twentysomething, and, as most of us will tell you, that puts us in a strange in-between period where we are beginning to behave like adults, but we haven’t quite figured the whole thing out yet. Some of us are farther along than others, but most of us are juggling an exciting variety …

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Aug 29

Why Sex is Actually the Best Team Sport Ever

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When you grow up in a highly competitive, capitalist-minded society, it’s only natural to get into the habit of “keeping score.” Everything becomes a competition. My siblings and I used to squabble over everything from, “Who eats their ice cream the slowest?” (always my sister) to “Who can run the fastest?” (much to my chagrin, …

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Jul 02

THIS is sexual advertising I can get behind

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We’re all so accustomed to sexualized advertising that it has to be pretty damn egregious to even raise any eyebrows. For example, American Apparel (notorious for their portrayal of women in advertising all over the world) actually published this ad in the UK, somehow not anticipating that it would immediately be banned. Can someone tell …

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