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The girl who knows better

A Modern Feminist?

When victims are held responsible for the actions of perpetrators, violence becomes the norm; the focus shifts from solving the problem to avoiding it.
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A fear of porn

Sex on Tuesday

With the resources I needed to escape the toxic world of women’s debasement for male enjoyment, I could enter into my own porn world.
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Saving the day

LGBTea

There was such a lack of queer representation in these superhero franchises that I could only relate to a character’s grief and agony. I was grasping at straws to find the faintest connection between my life and that of a hero.
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Just do it … better

Head in the Cloud

Tech culture creates the illusion that, like my devices and the software that I write, my body is just another efficiency process.
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Condom conundrums

Sex on Tuesday

I’d underestimated the determination of a “no condom” male. There’s always a loophole, even if it means quickly yanking the condom off between positions.
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The fallout of coming out

LGBTea

Nothing can genuinely depict coming out and the effect it’ll have on you — the mixed emotions of peace of mind and distress, the combination of happily ever after and Shakespearean tragedy.
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Lucky to be here

Cal in Color

And while my mother comforted me, she would often whisper, “Don’t be sad. We are so lucky to have gotten to move to America.”
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