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'Get Out': A Film in Black and White

For me, Get Out is a “black movie” that happens to have a white ensemble cast. Viewing the film surrounded by an all-white audience in Portland, Oregon, it was clear that I was watching an entirely different movie than everyone else in the room, seen from two very different perspectives. This was one of the reasons the film is so frightening.

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The Feminist Case for Marijuana Legalization

At the end of March, Harper's Magazine published a 22-year-old interview in which top Nixon aide John Ehrlichman admitted that the War on Drugs was largely initiated to target “black people” and “the antiwar left.”

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I'm Not a Bad Parent for Swearing Around My Children

I have always cursed a lot.

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4 Ways I Stay Sober Without AA

There are a couple different ways to make an oyster shooter. Most of them involve an oyster swimming in its own juice or tomato juice, though sometimes it’s cocktail sauce. Usually there’s a lemon wedge and some hint of Tabasco—and yes, there’s usually at least a little booze.

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How Facebook Changed My Feminism

Last night I almost quit Facebook. I’d had yet another political argument, had my opinions and information dismissed as inaccurate, and I was just DONE.

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4 Ways Well-Intentioned White Feminists Can Perpetuate Racism

I spent my undergrad years as the president of the feminist organization, so I have a lot of experience spending time with feminists. The people I worked with were passionate, thoughtful, and often downright hilarious. And a lot of these people became my very good friends and people I admired.

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I'm Middle-Aged, a Woman, and Invisible

I’ve been mentoring a young woman in my industry (marketing and content writing). I’ve encouraged her to attend local networking events as a way to build connections and help her build her client base. I’ve been doing the same for years, and building those connections has helped quite a bit in establishing my business.

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My Husband Is a Better Parent Than I Am

I like to think of myself as a good mother. I hesitate to use the word “great,” because I’m human and cannot be engaged, present, and chipper for my kid as much as I would like to be. But the fact of the matter is, while I consider myself a good mom, my husband is a much better parent than I am.

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Dear Street Harasser: Here Are 6 Reasons I Refuse to Smile

I’m walking to my favorite local restaurant to meet a friend for lunch, music playing from only one of the earbuds firmly secured in my ears. I’ve kept the busted pair and now favor it over new ones, as they allow me to hear cars and sirens and other pedestrians.

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Dear Oprah, Shut Up About This Being the Year of Our Best Bodies Ever

Dear Oprah,

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