Tag Archives: mental health

Roundup: Essential feminist writing on the Isla Vista shooting

TweetWe, as a feminist community, have spent the last four days in shock after the Isla Vista shooting. That the roots of the tragedy — violent misogyny — may be too intimately familiar to so many of us hasn’t softened the blow. Here we’ve tried to compile some of the best feminist writing in the [...]
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Dear depression and self-loathing: Fuck you

Tweet I feel as though I should start this by saying, through all his faults, I do love my father. Truly. OK, now to the story. I’ve been lying to people for weeks. No “big” lies, but not exactly “little” lies either. But lies most of us tell. They ask, “How are you?” and I [...]
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Stop telling survivors they must report to the police

TweetThis week, I was one of three survivors that spoke at a press conference where Senator Gillibrand announced her new initiative to increase federal funding for the Department of Education to address the high rates of sexual assault on colleges campuses. After each of us shared our stories of our colleges miserably failing to support [...]
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Elle magazine examines gendered anxiety in men without thinking critically about gender

Tweet Elle magazine had a great opportunity to talk about how patriarchy and assumed gender roles hurt men. But they didn’t take it. Luckily, I have no problem doing it for them. Vogue is usually the only magazine I read every month. But I was drunk on a Sunday afternoon (completely normal on the DC brunch [...]
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Quick Hit: Miriam Carey may have suffered from postpartum depression

TweetThe national media is still working to put together a picture of yesterday’s D.C. car chase that ended in the death of 34-year-old Miriam Carey. After the unarmed mother of 1-year-old Erica, also in the car, crashed into the gates of the White House, the police open fired — sparking alternating outrage and admiration from [...]
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