Stories by Sarah Seltzer

Sarah Seltzer is a freelance writer based in New York City. Her work has been published at the Nation, the Christian Science Monitor, Jezebel and the Washington Post. Follow her on Twitter at @sarahmseltzer and find her work at subscribe to Sarah Seltzer's feed

Posted on: Jun 6, 2011, Source: AlterNet

A Florida couple turned the tables on the badly behaved bank. While revenge is sweet, the underlying problems remain.

Posted on: May 31, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The groups that got Fox advertisers to drop Glenn Beck have built a coalition to put financial pressure behind ending the network's lies.

Posted on: May 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Women's groups worry that the budget will be balanced on the backs of the most vulnerable.

Posted on: May 18, 2011, Source: RH Reality Check

While far from perfect, this bawdy comedy with a heart proved that upending Hollywood cliches actually makes for a better movie.

Posted on: May 11, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The idea behind the Slutwalks is simple, yet so often fails to get through: rape is rape, no matter what the victim wears, says or does.

Posted on: May 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The latest Koch brother affront is an "unheard of" breach of academic freedom--a donation to FSU only on the condition they can oversee the faculty appointees.

Posted on: May 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Students around the country have been taking the message of Wisconsin to heart--and occupying buildings in support of fair labor practices.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The investigation of Yale shows the government may actually be taking sexual assault on campus seriously.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The drive for profit in airlines must be counteracted by strong safety measures and tough regulations. But if the House GOP has its way, the opposite will happen.

Posted on: Mar 29, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Why do these abuses keep popping up even after earnest vows of reform from the church?

Posted on: Mar 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Everyone knows poor body image is a problem. A new movement wants to stop talking about it and do something to actually change our culture.

Posted on: Mar 15, 2011, Source: AlterNet

As the majority leader attempts to discount Democratic votes, activists keep pushing for a recall.

Posted on: Mar 9, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Why is it suddenly okay to blame a group of people doing such important work? We can partially blame media darlings who pointed fingers at unions instead of at poverty.

Posted on: Mar 3, 2011, Source: AlterNet

This grisly ad, and the war on Planned Parenthood, is just another example of conservative overreach. And it may just backfire.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The protagonist's angry fixation with elite social clubs exists in American life--as class resentment channeled into a perverse identification with the privileged.

Posted on: Feb 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The Republicans' unprecedented attack on women's bodies must be thrown back at them.

Posted on: Feb 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Shaming women is more important to Republicans than tackling the economic crisis or any of the myriad problems facing Americans. The consequences for women's health are dire.

Posted on: Jan 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Palin has gotten so embarrassing that even folks on her side of the spectrum are vocally calling for her to just stand down and be quiet.

Posted on: Jan 13, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Has Palin finally tarnished her luster with her thoughtless remarks about the Giffords shooting, or will she turn this into yet another opportunity to play the victim?

Posted on: Jan 2, 2011, Source: RH Reality Check

The problem isn't that young girls are sexual, but that they seem to play into a version of sexuality that is catering to male fantasies.