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It Is OK To Be Exhausted

The amount of mental/emotional/invisible labor that we carry out every day takes a toll.

The amount of mental/emotional/invisible labor that we carry out every day, in addition to kids and regular work, takes a toll. It's okay to be exhausted.

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Explaining To A Man What It's Like To Be A Woman And Afraid

"When I told my husband that his relative comfort on a city street is evidence of his male privilege, the look on his face implied that this was news to him." Image: Thinkstock

My now-husband was stunned the first time I told him what I do while walking alone. I mentioned behavior typical of so many city-dwelling women: carrying pepper spray, checking my back every block, trying to look confident while struggling to properly breathe. After a moment of silence, he teared up and said, “I don’t want you to have to worry.”

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A Love Letter To Women Everywhere: I Love You, Girl

YOU are perfect.

I applaud you for being here. I applaud you for giving life the five fingers of death and deciding to show up for whatever the day brings — every day.

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Most Female Prisoners Have History Of Sexual Abuse — What's Going On?

The juvenile justice system is brutal, but it's even worse than we thought. 

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The Dangerous Dance Women Do With Numbers

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Women are not only defined by percentages, averages, and statistics.

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4 Out Of 5 Women Don't Shower Every Day: So What?

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How Not To Take A Compliment

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"Cute dress!" "This? I literally found it in a dumpster behind Baja Fresh."

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No, The Glass Ceiling Is Not Women's Fault

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A new Business Insider piece blames women for the corporate-world gender gap. Why are we not surprised?

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When Self-Destruction Meets Writerly Self-Doubt: A Book Review Of Women

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Chloe Caldwell writes in such an honest way that Women reads like a journal entry.

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Golden Globes Illustrate Everything Wrong (And Right) With Women's Role In Comedy

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Last night's awards ceremony both challenged and highlighted comedy's enduring gender gap—a problem female comedians are speaking out about.

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