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Stop Telling Me ‘Lesbians Don’t Scissor’ (And Other Things Straight People Insist We Never Do)

I grew numb to the fact that so many straight people in my life had such stoic ideas about what lesbians do and don’t do.

I don’t find many things strange (I have a high threshold for strange), but I do find it weird that I’ve come across so many straight people who are compelled to adamantly INSIST that lesbians don’t do certain things.

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Is Empowering Girls Devaluing Our Boys?

Building up one while breaking down the other is not the solution.

As a mother of boys, I find this trend disturbing. Yes, we need to build up our girls. We need to empower them and teach them that they are capable and viable and powerful — that they are smart and that they matter. But we cannot devalue our boys in the process.

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Would You Let Your Son Wear Pink Shoes?

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3 Ways To Avoid Tokenizing People (Because I'm Sick Of It)

"We’re painfully aware of the fact that we’re “the only one” in the room, or one of very few. Don’t make it worse." Image: Author

It’s like being a deer in the headlights. You’re in imminent danger. You know it. But you can’t move. You can’t speak. No reaction whatsoever. You just stand or sit there, frozen in time, waiting for the crash.

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I'm A Man With Anorexia—I'm Not "Manorexic"

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I would look in the mirror, hate what I saw, and know that I did it to myself.

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Watch: Taylor Swift's "Blank Space" Video Tackles The Harmful Notion Of "Crazy"

Like, who actually does this? Credit: YouTube

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Watch: GOP Fails (Again!) At Understanding Women

Like, SO annoyed over that boyyyy! (Credit: YouTube)

A new Republican-backed anti-Obama ad is NSFW. Not because it's obscene, but because it'll make you laugh so hard.

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Watch: Why You Shouldn't Fetishize An Ethnic Group (Like We Need To Tell You Why)

"White people traditions are so majestic." Courtesy of YouTube

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