Stories by Lauren Kelley

Lauren Kelley is the activism and gender editor at AlterNet and a freelance journalist based in New York City. Her work has appeared in Salon, Time Out New York, the L Magazine, and other publications. Follow her on Twitter. subscribe to Lauren Kelley's feed

Posted on: Nov 23, 2010, Source: AlterNet

How does one deal with the conservatives at the family table while avoiding a massive food fight? Stay calm and relaxed, and follow these simple guidelines.

Posted on: Nov 17, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The invasive scanners can see your tampons, give you cancer and make your grandmother cry -- and they're not cheap. Why do we keep using them?

Posted on: Nov 12, 2010, Source: AlterNet

The story of a high school cheerleader from Texas who was forced to cheer for her rapist has become a horrifying Rorschach test for how our culture views rape and rape victims.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2010, Source: AlterNet

What does it mean that right-wing blowhards have been deemed the most powerful people in the country?

Posted on: Oct 25, 2010, Source: AlterNet

Some 17 Million Americans have college degrees but don't need them. Should we be encouraging even more people to pursue degrees when their economic futures are far from certain?