‘Hello, Men! Welcome to Your Mandatory Year of Customer Service!’ for Slate

Gentlemen, welcome to Customer Service 101, the course that teaches men the traits they need to survive in customer service: courtesy, deference, humility, helpfulness, empathy, and forced cheerfulness. In other words, skills we women already know.   Read more ‘Hello, Men! Welcome to Your Mandatory Year of Customer Service!’at slate.com

‘Every Moment in Battle of the Sexes That Will Remind You of the 2016 Election’ for Slate

To watch Battle of the Sexes in 2017 is to relive 2016—with a few twists. The sports biopic, about the 1973 exhibition match between the avowedly feminist Billie Jean King and the cartoonishly sexist Bobby Riggs, was conceived and began filming before the election, but the filmmakers were aware of its resonances as they were making it. … More ‘Every Moment in Battle of the Sexes That Will Remind You of the 2016 Election’ for Slate

‘The Nearly Nude Hillary Statue Was Sexist, But Naked Trump Was Worse’ for Bedford and Bowery

On Tuesday morning, New Yorkers exiting the Bowling Green subway station were confronted by a grotesque statue of a hooved Hillary Clinton she-devil. Her shirt was flung open, leaving her exaggerated body exposed but for a white thong. She had a wild, ecstatic expression on her gargoylesque face as a gleeful Wall Street banker reached from behind her … More ‘The Nearly Nude Hillary Statue Was Sexist, But Naked Trump Was Worse’ for Bedford and Bowery

‘In “The Queen’s Justice,” Game of Thrones’ Vengeance Is Best Served Ice-Cold’ for Slate

The queen in Game of Thrones’ “The Queen’s Justice” was Cersei Lannister, who took her long-awaited revenge upon the enemy who had stung her the hardest.   Euron Fuckboi is, as it turns out, as skilled at gift-giving as he is at murdering his family members. He offered Cersei exactly what she most wanted: “Justice. Justice … More ‘In “The Queen’s Justice,” Game of Thrones’ Vengeance Is Best Served Ice-Cold’ for Slate

‘On Game of Thrones, Dany’s War Council Proved You Don’t Need a Penis to Run Westeros’ for Slate

Did you notice something unusual about Daenerys Targaryen’s first major war council since touching down in Dragonstone in Game of Thrones’ “Stormborn?” Girls! We run this mother (yeah). As Dany is gearing up for her takeover of Westeros, she’s marshalling her armies, and nearly all of them are run by women. Houses Martell, Tyrell, Greyjoy, and … More ‘On Game of Thrones, Dany’s War Council Proved You Don’t Need a Penis to Run Westeros’ for Slate

‘On Game of Thrones, You Take Women Seriously, Or You Die’ for Slate

“So why is a nice girl on her own heading to King’s Landing?” asks one of Ed Sheeran’s band of friendly, well-meaning Lannister soldiers in Game of Thrones’ “Dragonstone.”   “I’m going to kill the queen,” replies Arya Stark.   There was an awkward pause before the men burst into good-natured laughter, seeing only a fresh-faced … More ‘On Game of Thrones, You Take Women Seriously, Or You Die’ for Slate

“The Destruction Of Hillary Clinton” Is A Painfully Satisfying Explanation: BUST Review

I won’t lie to you: the Destruction of Hillary Clinton, Susan Bordo’s methodical analysis of Hillary Clinton’s drawn-out ruination is a painful read. Bordo, a media critic, cultural historian, and fellow Clinton fan, uses her preface to acknowledge the “pain, anger, and frustration” she herself is still feeling at the time of publication… Read more “The Destruction Of … More “The Destruction Of Hillary Clinton” Is A Painfully Satisfying Explanation: BUST Review

‘Hillary Clinton Apologized To Obama The Night She Lost Because That’s What Women Do’ for BUST Magazine

Hillary Clinton, the first female major party nominee for POTUS, has apologized many times. She apologized during her campaign, while her shameless, apology-resistant opponent stood on a stage and bragged that he could shoot someone and not lose voters. Read more ‘Hillary Clinton Apologized To Obama The Night She Lost Because That’s What Women Do’ at … More ‘Hillary Clinton Apologized To Obama The Night She Lost Because That’s What Women Do’ for BUST Magazine

‘Intimate Partner Homicide Is An Epidemic Killing Thousands: Why Aren’t We Fighting It At The Source?’ for BUST Magazine

What drove Cedric Anderson to walk into a San Bernardino classroom on Monday and take the life of his estranged wife Karen Elaine Smith, followed by his own, along with that of one of her 8-year-old students, Jonathan Martinez? It wasn’t mental illness. It wasn’t religion. It certainly wasn’t love. It was sexism, pure and … More ‘Intimate Partner Homicide Is An Epidemic Killing Thousands: Why Aren’t We Fighting It At The Source?’ for BUST Magazine